Narcissus ‘Extravaganza’

Features

  • Fragrant
  • Toxic

Description

This spectacular bloomer has ivory outer petals with lime-green tones on the reverse. Petals reflex to show off dense, salmon-orange centers and white pointed inner petals. With massive flower heads leaning up like crowns, blooms lend themselves to arranging and carry an earthy, spring scent. For an extended window of ruffled blooms, companion plant with the early-blooming ‘Replete’.

Details

Height: 16 to 18 in
Type: double
Bloom time: mid
Site: full sun

Harvesting/Vase Life

For the longest vase life, harvest when blooms look like a goose neck and have not yet opened. Flowers can also be picked when they’ve opened more, just keep in mind that they won’t last quite as long. Wear gloves when harvesting narcissus, as they ooze a slimy sap that can cause skin irritation. This slimy sap can shorten the vase life of other flowers significantly. To avoid affecting other blooms in an arrangement, you’ll need to “condition” them first. To do this, place freshly cut stems in a separate bucket to rest for 3 to 4 hours to release sap. Do not recut stems after treatment. You can create an arrangement solely of narcissus and the sap won’t be an issue. Expect a vase life of 7 days.

Details

Description

This spectacular bloomer has ivory outer petals with lime-green tones on the reverse. Petals reflex to show off dense, salmon-orange centers and white pointed inner petals. With massive flower heads leaning up like crowns, blooms lend themselves to arranging and carry an earthy, spring scent. For an extended window of ruffled blooms, companion plant with the early-blooming ‘Replete’.

Details

Height: 16 to 18 in
Type: double
Bloom time: mid
Site: full sun

Harvesting/Vase Life

For the longest vase life, harvest when blooms look like a goose neck and have not yet opened. Flowers can also be picked when they’ve opened more, just keep in mind that they won’t last quite as long. Wear gloves when harvesting narcissus, as they ooze a slimy sap that can cause skin irritation. This slimy sap can shorten the vase life of other flowers significantly. To avoid affecting other blooms in an arrangement, you’ll need to “condition” them first. To do this, place freshly cut stems in a separate bucket to rest for 3 to 4 hours to release sap. Do not recut stems after treatment. You can create an arrangement solely of narcissus and the sap won’t be an issue. Expect a vase life of 7 days.

Sources

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