Narcissus is the Latin or botanical name for all Daffodils
Narcissus are mainly hardy, mostly spring-flowering, bulbs in the Amaryllis family. These beautiful spring flowers are native to Europe, North Africa, and Asia. Plant Daffodils in large groups in an area where they will not be disturbed and they will get better at the passing years as the bulbs multiply in numbers and the flowers multiply in beauty! Daffodils will provide many weeks of welcome color with minimal care.
The ancient Greeks believed the narcissus plant originated from the vain youth, Narcissus. He died after becoming so obsessed with his reflection in a pool he could not leave. The Greeks say that the gods turned his remains into the Narcissus flower. This also led to the daffodil flower being a symbol of unrequited love.
The Narcissus flower is perceived in the West as a symbol of vanity, in the East as a symbol of wealth and good fortune.
Daffodil bulbs will bloom early in spring and make great indoor, container and cut flowers.
There are also several Narcissus species that bloom in the autumn