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botanical name:
Narcissus canariensis
Narcissus canariensis © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Narcissus tazetta ssp. canariensis
family:  Amaryllidaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.30m
width: 0.10m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, 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 very dainty small, white flowers. Slightly fragrant. Similar to Narcissus papyraceus.

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

Native to the Canary Islands, particularly Gran Canaria and Tenerife. Rare in cultivation.

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