This tender paperwhite is well-suited to forcing. It blooms in only two or three weeks from planting, bearing pure-white, musk-scented flowers atop 16 to 18 inch tall stems.
CareGrow in average, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. In autumn, plant bulbs at a depth from 1.5 times to 5 times the bulbs' height (3 inches or more in cold climates). Under glass, grow in 1 part grit and 2 parts soil mix. Deadhead seed heads (except those of species, for dispersal) and allow leaves to photosynthesize for 6 weeks before cutting back, including plantings in turf. Lift and divide clumps if they become overcrowded or perform poorly. Bulbs may be forced in autumn in a cold frame; plant with tops visible, keep moist, and when rooted, move to a cool greenhouse (less than 64 degrees).
ProblemsNarcissus bulb fly, narcissus nematode, bulb scale mite, slugs, narcissus basal rot, other fungal infections, narcissus yellow stripe virus, and other viruses.
- Genus : Narcissus
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 10, 11, 8, 9
- Plant Type : Bulbs
- Uses : Containers
- Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Frost Tolerant
- Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Foliage Color : Green
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Bloom Time : Spring
- Flower Color : White
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Winter Interest