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botanical name:
Narcissus poeticus var physaloides
Narcissus poeticus var physaloides © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Poet's Narcissus
synonyms:  Narcissus poeticus 'Physaloides'
family:  Amaryllidaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.35m
width: 0.15m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Narrow, erect, strap-shaped, channelled leaves. Solitary, scented flowers in late spring, with flat, pure white perianth segments and very small yellow cups edged with red-orange.

Best in moderately fertile, well drained soil. Needs reasonable moisture while in growth early in the year but dormant bulbs will survive drought and hot summers. Sun or part shade.
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.

Good for naturalising.

other notes:
Division 13 - Species
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