Tazetta Narcissus, Paperwhite Daffodil, Paperwhites 'Ariel'

Narcissus

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Ariel
Additional cultivar information:(PP16819)
Hybridized by Cohen-Sandler-Yahel-Ion
Registered or introduced: 2008
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Division:

Division 8 - Tazetta

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth

Provides Winter Interest

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:

Patented

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 good for cutting

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Los Altos, California

Solana Beach, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 31, 2011, velveteena from Seattle, WA wrote:

I grew up in Central California, 93277. I believe my mother called these flowers China lilies, but this doesn't appear in the plant files. Summers were VERY hot and dry, winters were quite mild with an occasional freeze. Our "China lilies" came back each spring, smelling wonderful in time for Easter. Mother disliked the fragrance however.
Now I live in Seattle, where paperwhites are sold for forcing at Christmas. I was excited to plant them out in the garden, but they couldn't take the cold, apparently. Daffodils love it here! I have tried various techniques for making my bulbs survive and reproduce. Have managed OK with amaryllis bulbs, also from Christmas,but the paperwhites don't like anything I do. Would love to hear some ideas.

Positive

On Jan 3, 2010, chrisw99 from Los Altos, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Narcissus tazetta 'Ariel' is a bright white narcissus that often starts blooming by late Nov. here in zone 9. One of the advantages of this over the more common paperwhites Ziva and Galilee in my garden is that Ariel is a stockier, shorter plant with stems that don't flop over. I have only grown it in the ground but I think it would be excellent for forcing in pots and wouldn't require staking or tying.

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