Narcissus poeticus L.
Narcissus, Pheasant's Eye, Pheasant's Eye Daffodil, Poet's Narcissus, Poet's Daffodil, Nargis, Findern Flower, Pinkster Lily
Autogenes angustifolius, Autogenes poeticus, Helena croceorincta, Helena purpureorincta, Narcissus obliquus, Narcissus ornatus, Narcissus patellaris, Narcissus tripodalis, Stephanophorum purpuraceum
Color: White and yellow
Bloom Time: April to June
Narcissus poeticus is a bulb with a ring of petals in pure white and a short corona of light yellow with a distinct reddish edge. It grows up to 15.7 inches (40 cm) tall. Flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by bees. It is in bloom from April to June.
How to Grow and Care
For established plants, place them in bright light as on an east or south windowsill. Bulbs that have not sprouted should be kept away from direct sunlight until new growth emerges and the plants are established.
Many people start Narcissus from bulbs. If you're doing this, plant the bulbs in moist potting media with the pointed end facing up. Keep the soil continuously moist but not soaking. They can also be grown directly in stones or gravel by suspending or anchoring the bulbs in the substrate and adding just enough water to reach the bulb's base. In all cases, it's crucial to avoid letting the body of the bulb become saturated or sit in water–it will quickly rot. Depending on the temperature, new growth should emerge within a few days to a few weeks after planting. The bloom should follow in 4-6 weeks.
Bulbs can be planted in regular potting soil or pebbles, or clay. The key is to keep the balance of moisture right: they should have constant moisture but never be soaked.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Narcissus.
This species is native to central Europe.
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