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Narcissus 'Avalanche'

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Avalanche

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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


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting

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

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive vossner 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!

Positive mimitho 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.

Positive princessnonie 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..

Neutral smiln32 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.


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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