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|According to classical mythology, a young lad Narcissus, was so enamored with himself that he stared at his reflection in a pool of water until he eventually turned into his namesake flower. And this is how Narcissus flowers came into being!|
Narcissus is one of the most popular flowers in the world and the most popular flower in Germany.
Narcissus flowers are usually white or yellow and are characterized by a narrow, tubular base (hypanthium), three petals and three petal-like sepals (the perianth), and a central cup-like appendage (the corona, cup, or crown) that may be of contrasting color.
The genus Narcissus encompasses dozens of species, hybrids, varieties and forms. Jonquils, Daffodils, Paper whites are the most popular varieties of Narcissus-
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Description|
|Cyclamineus Daffodil||Narcissus cyclamineus||Cyclamineus Daffodils have nodding blooms with strongly reflexed perianths and long cups. Flowers come in a wide variety of shades like red, orange, yellow, green, white, and pink.|
|Double-Flowered Daffodil||Narcissus sp. double flowered cultivars||Double-Flowered Daffodil blooms have double numbers of perianths or corona segments, or double numbers of both. Flowers come in a wide variety of shades like red, orange, yellow, green, white, and pink.|
|Jonquil||Narcissus jonquilla||The most fragrant Narcissus, Jonquils have small flowers made up of a small center cup (corona) surrounded by petals (perianth).|
|Poet's Narcissus, Poet's Flower, Pheasant's Eye Narcissus||Narcissus poeticus||In mid to late spring, each stem of the poet's Narcissus bears one fragrant flower featuring a small yellow central cup (corona) with a red edge surrounded by white petals (perianth).|
|Tazetta Narcissus||Narcissus tazetta||Tazetta Narcissus plants bear many flowers per stem; nearly two dozen small flowers or up to four larger flowers. The flowers have open perianths and small cups.|
|Trumpet-Flowered Daffodil||Narcissus sp. trumpet flowered cultivars||Trumpet-Flowered Daffodils have blooms with flattened outer petals and trumpet shaped cups that flare from their base to a wide, open rim. Flowers come in a wide variety of shades like red, orange, yellow, green, white, and pink.|
|Hoop-petticoat Daffodil||Narcissus bulbocodium||Hoop-petticoat Daffodils are deer-resistant, small (6 inches or less), and bear bright yellow blooms with large cups and tiny, pointed perianths.|
|Triandrus Daffodil||Narcissus triandrus||Triandrus Daffodils usually have more than one flower per stem. Often the petals are reflexed, which means that they sweep backwards as opposed to the faintly forward curve of the perianth in most daffodil classifications.|
|Paper white Narcissus||Narcissus tazetta papyraceous||Paper white Narcissus is one of the easiest bulbs to force for cut flowers or ornamental displays in the home from December to March.|
|Campernelle jonquil||Narcissus odorus||A natural hybrid between the wild jonquil and the wild daffodil. It has two to three large, fragrant, yellow Jonquil flowers.|
|Texas Star jonquil||Narcissus intermedius||It is a natural hybrid between the wild jonquil and the wild narcissus. It has short, pale yellow flowers .|
|Narcissus is a good flower for Geminians, who appreciate the Daffodil's yellow cheerfulness; and Pisceans who appreciate the scented delicacy of the white Narcissus.|
Bulbs are the main source of propagation for growing all the species of Narcissus.