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synonyms: Narcissus tazetta ssp. canariensis
poisonous or irritant
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
Erect, keeled, glaucous green leaves and clusters of very dainty small, white flowers. Slightly fragrant. Similar to Narcissus papyraceus.
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.
By seed or bulb offsets.
Division 8 - Tazetta
Native to the Canary Islands, particularly Gran Canaria and Tenerife. Rare in cultivation.