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“I tell you, my dear, Narcissus was no egoist"

Updated: Jun 20, 2021

Narcissus ‘Winter Sun’, is perfect if you need a bit of light color with your paperwhites. Pretty, sweetly fragrant, and fast. Talk about impeccable timing, Narcissus ‘Winter Sun’ bloomed just before everything else is sleeping. What could be more hopeful than a bulb which produces, only 4-6 weeks after planting, a bevy of brilliant buttery cups, snow-white petals, and a soothing April perfume?

Narcissus papyraceus which is one of a few species known as paperwhite, is a perennial bulbous plant native to the Mediterranean region from Greece to Portugal, plus Morocco and Algeria. The species is considered naturalized in the Azores, Corsica, Texas, California, and Louisiana. The white flowers bloom in bunches and are strongly fragrant. It is frequently grown as a house plant, often used as a flower for some during Christmas.

Paperwhites are part of the genus Narcissus which includes plants known as daffodils.

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