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Narcissus tazetta var. orientalis

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Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Species: tazetta var. orientalis

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Division:
Division 8 - Tazetta

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Orange
Bright Yellow
White/Near White

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive sallyg On Jan 16, 2009, sallyg from Anne Arundel,, MD (Zone 7b) wrote:

This variety is also sold as a 'forcing' paperwhite narcissus. I forced them successfully in water. Leaves got to 16 inches tall, with one or two stems of flowers per bulb, each stem having several blooms. Fragrance of one bulb was sweet but only noticed when you got right up to the flower (some comments that paperwhtie scent can be too strong.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Garberville, California
Austin, Texas
Houston, Texas
Issaquah, Washington
North Bend, Washington
Seattle, Washington (2 reports)



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