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Narcissus Chinese Sacred Lily (Tazetta Daffodil)

Narcissus Tazetta, Bunch-Flowered Daffodil, French Daffodil, Polyanthus Daffodil, Polyanthus Narcissus, St Joseph's Staff, Narcissus tazetta v. orientalis, Spring Bulbs, Spring Flowers


Grown for its wonderful fragrance, Narcissus Chinese Sacred Lily produces 5-10 small scented flowers per stem, each adorned with a small golden-yellow cup and pure white petals. Well-suited to forcing, this tender paperwhite daffodil usually blooms 3-5 weeks after planting. It can be grown outdoors in warm climates. Brought to the US by Chinese immigrants in the 1800's, the Chinese Sacred Lily has been used since then in New Year's celebrations. A good display on Chinese New Year's Day ensures good fortune for the coming year!

  • Grows up to 12-18 in. tall (30-45 cm). May require staking.
  • Widely available in the fall, Paperwhite daffodils are ready to bloom and unlike most bulbs that require a period of dark, cool temperatures, they will grow and bloom almost without waiting!
  • The longer the bulbs are stored, the faster they will turn into blossoms. They might take a month to bloom in planted in November but only 2 weeks if planted in January!
  • Paperwhites do not need any preparation, their only requirement in life is water! They grow easily in average, medium, well-drained soils (or gravel) in good daylight (no need for direct sunlight). Temperatures around 60°F - 65°F are perfect for the flower development.
  • Paperwhite bulbs cannot be saved for another season, so you can dispose of them once they are no longer attractive.
  • Pick and choose the attributes you like best from a range of different varieties. Buy paperwhites in fall and early winter - pot them up in batches to enjoy all season.
  • Ingestion may cause severe discomfort. Can also be a skin irritant.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Narcissus - Daffodils
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2" – 3" (5cm – 7cm)
Spacing 3" (7cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Narcissus - Daffodils
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2" – 3" (5cm – 7cm)
Spacing 3" (7cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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