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Narcissus poeticus var physaloides
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common name: Poet's Narcissus
synonyms: Narcissus poeticus 'Physaloides'
poisonous or irritant
full sun, part shade
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.
Division 13 - Species