Narcissi

The Narcissi (plural of Narcissus) is a group of hardy spring-flowering bulbs, including the daffodil. The botanic name of the genus is Narcissus. Narcissi are mostly native to the Mediterranean region, but a few species are found through central Asia to China. The range of forms in cultivation has been heavily modified and extended, with new variations available in nurseries practically every year. The Narcissus plant is named after the character of the same name in Greek mythology.

Narcissi are sometimes called jonquils in North America, but strictly speaking that name belongs only to the rush-leaved jonquilla narcissi and its cultivars. Daffodils are the large trumpeted varieties of narcissi.

The varieties include:

  • trumpet narcissi
  • large-cupped narcissi
  • small-cupped narcissi
  • double daffodils
  • Jonquilla Narcissi
  • Tazetta (Poetaz or Bunch-flowered) Narcissi
  • Poeticus (Poet's) Narcissi
  • miniature narcissi

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