white orchid daffodil
Nothing trumpets the arrival of spring like blooming daffodils. Narcissus 'Thalia' positively glows in the early spring garden. Its multi-headed white flowers nod atop a sturdy, 12 to 14 inch stem in the awakening boarder. Planting 'Thalia' bulbs in groups makes for a natural look in the landscape. Hostas and deciduous ornamental grasses are a good combination because they will cover/disguise the foliage of the Narcissus as it dies back by early June.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: silver, gold variegated
Great Color Partners: blue, dark green, chartreuse
Culture NotesNarcissus grows best in full sun, although light shade is acceptable. Plant the bulbs in well-drained soil, although they will tolerate sand and clay. Once established Narcissus is drought tolerant. Faded flowers can be removed but do not cut the foliage back until it yellows in early June. New bulbs can be planted in the fall, large clumps can be divided and replanted once the foliage starts to yellow. Narcissus generally does not need to be divided and old clumps can give a spectacular show in the spring.
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Plant Type: bulb
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 0 ft. 4 in. (0.09 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 8
Flower Color: white
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light shade
Water Requirements: drought tolerant once established