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Chinese Sacred Lily

Narcissus tazetta (13 Group)

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size







  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Chinese Sacred Lily Overview

Narcissus tazetta is a tall, 'bunch-flowered' daffodil that can have up to 20 small flowers clustered on one stem. It has a strong fragrance and is one of the daffodil types often referred to as 'Narcissi'. It has flat, white, outer sepals surrounding small, yellow, cup-shaped, trumpet flowers. Narcissus tazetta (also known as Chinese Sacred Lily) is a popular cut flower and often grown or 'forced' indoors during winter or spring. Outside, plant Narcissus tazetta bulbs - two to three times as deep as the bulb is long - in borders or containers in autumn, on a shallow layer of gravel or grit. They will flower best in a sunny position. No need to water, unless the weather is very dry - they prefer a dry soil so always provide good drainage when planting - especially on heavy soils.

Common problems with Chinese Sacred Lily

How to propagate Chinese Sacred Lily



Special features of Chinese Sacred Lily

Attractive flowers

Winter colour

Indoor plant

Keep cool (under 15C) - doesn't respond well to warm growing conditions.


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