This clump-forming, bulbous perennial has solitary, fragrant, nodding, white flowers with green marks on the inner petals, they are produced in early spring and typically grow to around 15cm tall. Leaves are glossy, bright green in colour and broadly strap-shaped, with a compact and erect growth habit.
Generally not harvested but can be taken for floral arrangements
Divide clumps when 'In the green' and replant straight away for the best results.
Clay, Loam, Chalk, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
This low maintenance perennial can be planted in beds and borders under deciduous trees or shrubs or in pots and containers for late winter displays. It can be naturalised through grass in wildflower areas.
Can be attacked by slugs and narcissus bulb fly, it can also suffer from grey mould.