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Narcissus papyraceus

Paper-white narcissus

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Key information

Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour

White

Feature

Scented flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

N. papyraceus, previously called N. 'Paper White' has up to 10 flowers per stem, from winter to early spring. The blooms are highly perfumed and pure white, and has strong stems making it a lovely variety to grow for cut flowers.

Family: Amaryllidaceae

Genus: Narcissus

Species: papyraceus

Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 35cm

Time to plant: August to November


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