Tazetta Narcissus, Paperwhite Daffodil, Paperwhites
Narcissus 'Avalanche'

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Avalanche
Hybridized by Smith
Registered or introduced: 1955
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Division 8 - Tazetta


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White




This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Garberville, California

Roseland, California

Pensacola, Florida

Wrens, Georgia

Morehead City, North Carolina

Houston, Texas

New Caney, Texas

Richmond, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 30, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

AM(e) 1991
AGM 1995


On Aug 15, 2009, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Good grower in SW Houston area. Update 03/2010: Multiplying with a vengeance, I'm delighted!


On Mar 27, 2007, mimitho from Sonoma County, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I like the look very much, but don't use as a cut flower. Just one stem (with 8 blooms) in my office was overpowering, and the scent was rather acrid. Best enjoyed outside.


On Jul 19, 2006, princessnonie from New Caney, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This Narcissus naturalizes in this Zone, ( 8b) 40 miles north of Houston, Texas..It blooms early, usually in January..


On Nov 22, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This particular cultivar is believed to be a relative of the heirloom "Seventeen Sisters" daffodil which dates to 1700. Each stem has several blooms of yellow cupped, white petaled flowers. The height reaches to 16" and grows well in zones 6 - 9. They are good for forcing indoors. They naturalize well and do very well in warmer areas of the country.