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PlantFiles: Canary Sea Daffodil
Pancratium canariense

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Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pancratium (pan-KRAY-tee-um) (Info)
Species: canariense (kuh-nair-ee-EN-see) (Info)

Category:
Bulbs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

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

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the bulb's scales
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive albleroy On Aug 24, 2004, albleroy from Wavre/ greenhous +/- 2500 species, IA wrote:

Very beautyfull flowers and an enormous perfume!!!

Neutral palmbob On Jun 26, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

large star-shaped white Narcisus-like flowers- from Canary Islands where it's becoming increasing rare.



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