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Narcissus commonly known as daffodil is a perennial plants genus of Amaryllidaceae family. There are about 116 predominantly spring species. Daffodils form a very large group of beautiful species of bulbs that produce flowers of numerous shapes and combinations of nuclei. It is a vigorous, rustic plant, with linear leaves. Narcissus is a flower that is shown for both court and arrangements, as for the plan in glasses or gardens. When planted naturally there is no garden, without drawing too rigid, daffodils are of nature and the peasant in the compositions.

Culture Growing daffodils does not require very special care. The bulb can be planted at any time of the year, at a definitive location or, preferably, when spontaneous budding begins. This trip usually takes an approach to winter.

Soil, light and humidity Accepts all types of soil, except excessively soaked, for the risk of rotting of the bulb. The ideal luminosity is a good abundant indirect, however, it can withstand both the penumbra and the direct sun, depending on the climatic conditions of the region. Moderate watering is recommended, keep the soil slightly moist without saturating it.

Planting Plant smaller bulbs at 3-4 inches depth and bigger ones at 6 inches deep in soil. It is advisable, also, to maintain a space of 10 centimeters between the bulbs, since some varieties tend to form small clumps.

Flowering The daffodils make up a very large group, varied, with over 500 cataloged. Flowering is typical of each one. As varieties adapted to the subtropical climate, normally very fragrant, with white and pure yellow peel bloom or, also, with the center of the flower in tone always contrast with petals. They bloom at the end of winter, about 30 days later, beginning the dormant process that will last until the beginning of next year.

Narcissus Species