Today’s Flower Narcissus Paperwhite

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I found an interesting story about Narcissus. According to classical mythology a young lad Narcissus was so enamored with himself that he stared at his reflection until he eventually turned into his namesake flower. And this is how Narcissus flowers came into being! The word narcissus is derived from the Greek word Narke, meaning numbness or stupor. Some attribute the naming of the flower to its narcotic fragrance.

The Narcissus Paperwhites are easy to grow indoors. The bulbs begin to grow as soon as they are planted and will flower 3-4 weeks after planting. The stems are mid-green and grow upright. The white flowers appear at the top of each stem and are very fragrant.

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Special thanks to the host of Todays Flower : Luiz, Denise, Sandy and Laerte

21 thoughts on “Today’s Flower Narcissus Paperwhite

  1. The Oxford Dictionary defines narcissus plural narcissi as any of a group of flowers including jonquils and daffodils especially the kind with heavily-scented single white flowers. The paper-white narcissus carries as many as a dozen all-white flowers on a single stalk. Display separately leave in water on their own for at least 12 hours before mixing with other flowers and do not recut the stems.

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