Free Narcissus Tazetta Hybrids Plants

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A popular herald of spring, the Narcissus produces elegant, trumpet-shaped flowers on long stalks. The varieties range through all shades of yellow, white and cream, and many are scented. An attractive display can be created by massing several plants together in one pot. The Narcissus is sold either already growing or as a bulb to be planted in a pot, pan or bowl filled with bulb fibre or potting compost. The key to growing bulbs indoors is to ensure that the plants are kept cool and well lit. Too much heat will not only cause the growth to ‘stretch’ but also make the flowers dry up or fade very quickly. Too little light will also lead to stretched growth and possibly the collapse ofthe plant. Even plants that are grown in the correct conditions may need some support. After flowering, the Narcissus should be planted outside in the garden.

Plant type : Flowering bulb with erect habit
Season of interest : Winter or very early spring
Size : 30-45cm (12—18in)
Flower : Six-petalled, trumpet-shaped, yellow, white, or cream, on 30-45cm (12—18in) stalk
Leaf : Strap-like, fleshy, 30-45cm (12—18in), green
Temperature : 10 — 13°C (50 — 55°F)
Aspect/Light : Full sun
Humidity : Moderate
Watering : Evenly moisten compost during growing season
Feeding : Not necessary
Propagation : Separate bulb offsets from mid to late summer
Potting : Bulb fibre or houseplant potting compost
Problems : Bulb rot
Availability : Commonly available from mid winter to early spring
Uses indoors : Short-term feature plant to provide early colour in cool, well-lit room, such as bedroom