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A handful of narcissus are grown, in large part, for their scent. Chinese Sacred Lilies fit the bill, with a sweet, clear fragrance without the tiniest hint of muskiness. Put the scented candles away and grow these on a sunny windowsill this winter.
This narcissus traveled from Asia with Chinese immigrants that came here seeking relief from war and famine at home, hardy souls responding to tales of Gold Rush opportunities. Chinese Sacred lilies were an important part of the immigrants' New Year's celebration, both as gifts and for the blossoms' perfume.
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|Botanical Name:||Narcissus tazetta subsp. Chinensis, syn. N. tazetta v. orientalis|
|Common Name:||Paperwhite Chinese Sacred Lily, joss flower, bunchflower daffodil|
|Growing Zones:||Anywhere indoors, zones 8-10 outdoors|
|Flowers:||Outstanding citrus, honey, clove fragrance|
|Flower Color:||White petals, tangerine cups|
|Plant/Bulb Size:||16/17+ cm circumference|
|Bloom Timing:||4-6 weeks from planting|
|Pkg. Count:||10 bulbs|
|Product info, photos and tips:||Paperwhite Planting Guide|
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