“I tell you, my dear, Narcissus was no egoist"
Narcissus ‘Winter Sun’, need a bit of light color with your paperwhites? Here's Wintersun, sporting a pastel yellow cup framed by sparkly white petals. Pretty, sweetly fragrant, 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 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 are borne in bunches and are strongly fragrant. It is frequently grown as a house plant, often forced to flower at Christmas.
Paperwhites are part of the genus Narcissus which includes plants known as daffodils.