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botanical name:
Narcissus papyraceus
Narcissus papyraceus © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Paper-white Narcissus
synonyms:  Narcissus 'Paper White'
family:  Amaryllidaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.35m
width: m
growth rate:
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
description:
Erect, keeled, glaucous green leaves and clusters of up to 10 smallish, fragrant, white flowers.

cultivation:
Best in moderately fertile, well drained soil with some moisture while in growth early in the year but quite dry in summer. Dormant bulbs will survive drought and hot summers. Full sun.
Plant bulbs at one and half times their own size or a little deeper. Allow foliage to die back naturally after flowering.

propagation:
By seed or bulb offsets.

other notes:
Division 8 - Tazetta

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