Narcissus papyraceus
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Narcissus papyraceus

paperwhite narcissus
paper whites

  family amaryllidaceae 
  genus narcissus 

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Genus  Narcissus Species  papyraceus Variety  Cultivar  Common names  paperwhite narcissus   paper whites Family  AMARYLLIDACEAE Specimen number  836 Data source  CrscntBlm
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Seasonal bulb Life span  1 - 3 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' 2" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Harmony Farm Supply Compost  no Size at acquisition  Bulb Garden location  Summerfield Garden notes  Narcissus papyraceus likes full sun. It prefers moist, well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Bulb Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Narcissus papyraceus is typically propagated using its bulbs.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Narcissus papyraceus is a seasonal bulb. February and March are the usual months for blossoms. The blossoms are usually a cream color with subtle accents.

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