Narcissus Chinese Sacred Lily
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Narcissus Chinese Sacred Lily

Brought to this country by Chinese immigrants in the 1800's, the Chinese Sacred Lily has been used for generations in New Year's celebrations, hence the name. This bulb was successfully cultivated in Egypt and Israel for thousands of years and has proven it's ability to perform admirably in arid locations, as well as in less challenging settings. With strong light, this variety can be forced indoors, where the flowers' delightful aroma is sweetly spicy and not musky like that of most paperwhites. For lucky gardeners in zones 8-10 these can also be successfully grown outdoors in flowerbeds. Deer and rodent proof.
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10 very large bulbs
  • Planting Guide
    PLANTING
    DEPTH

    4"

    WATER

    Water lightly during growth period.

    SUNLIGHT

    Full sun to partial shade

    PLANTING
    PROXIMITY

    3-4"

  • Additional Details
    Common Name:

    Chinese Sacred Lily

    Botanical Name:

    Narcissus tazetta v. orientalis

    Exposure:

    Full sun to partial shade outdoors, bright direct/indirect light indoors

    Hardiness:

    Zones 8-10, anywhere for indoor bloom

    Height:

    16- 18 "

    Color:

    Pure white petals with golden tangerine cups; fragrance like that of spiced oranges

    Bloom Season:

    35-45 days from planting date indoors, Feb-March outdoors

    Bulb/Plant Size:

    17+

    Number:

    10 very large bulbs