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Tazetta Narcissus, Paperwhite Daffodil, Paperwhites 'Grand Primo Citroniere'


Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Grand Primo Citroniere
Registered or introduced: pre 1780
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Division 8 - Tazetta


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring


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:

Sun to Partial Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

White/Near White



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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Jacksonville, Florida

Wrens, Georgia

Austin, Texas

Houston, Texas

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 2, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

?`La Citroni\\re'
`Grand Primo'
'Primo Citronier'
`Primo Citroni\\re' `Primo'


On Mar 16, 2010, wren107 from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have grown this Narcissus for over 40 years. The original bulbs where given to me by my Grand Mother. They are a very old type. Have a very strong scent. They usually start to bloom in December/January.

They are a no care plant. About every 10 years or so I dig them up and thin them out. I do not feed them or water them. I have around 130+ right now.

I do not know if it makes any different but I do not replant them as deep as the rule for bulbs say. They seem very happy being planted just below the surface.We have a layer of hard clay about 1 foot down that will hold in water.


On Jan 23, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Planted in late fall 2009, supposed to be a good variety for warmer climates. Has started blooming in Jan 2010.