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Hyacinthus Narcisus

Color – white
Sun exposure – Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil type – Loamy
Flower color – Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Purple, White

Growing Narcissus

  • Bulbs are the main source of propagation for growing all the species of Narcissus.
  • Narcissus bulbs are very easy to grow and require little maintenance.
  • Soil & Site Selection – Narcissus grows almost anywhere, although it does prefer well-drained soils with a sunny or light shade environment.
  • Planting Bulbs – should be planted at a depth three times the height of the bulb in beds, borders and large containers. In lawns, Narcissus is best planted slightly deeper, at a depth of 15cm.
  • Planting Associations – Narcissus looks good planted in borders or in naturalized drifts at the base of deciduous trees.
  • Deadheading – When Narcissus flower-heads have faded, it is best to remove them. Otherwise the plant will divert energy from building up the bulb,
  • Post-Flowering Care – After the Narcissus blooms have faded, the remaining leaves can look unsightly as they yellow. It is important to resist the temptation of removing this foliage early. It contains valuable nutrients that will be used for next year’s crop of flowers. Leave the leaves for at least six weeks after flowering – longer if possible – before removing them.

Recommended Varieties

  • Hyacinthus orientalis Miss Saigon has tightly-packed blossoms with deep purple-pink florets.
  • Muscari armeniacum are small and delicate cobalt-blue flowers which look gorgeous when planted.