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FLOWER OF THE DAY!
Narcissus (Daffodil, Jonquil)
Meaning
Affection returned, sympathy, desire, love me
Origins
Narcissus is the broad botanical term for the flowers most consumers  would call daffodils, narcissuses and paperwhites. The term daffodil is  generally used to refer to single, trumpet-shaped flowers, while  paperwhites refers to the tiny white flowers that grow in clusters. The  term narcissus typically refers to the remaining varieties. These cheery  spring bulb flowers come in a variety of colors, sizes and shapes,  including white, cream, yellow, orange and bicolor. They’re members of  the Amaryllidaceae family, and are named for Narcissus, a youth in Greek  mythology who fell in love with his own reflection and was transformed  by the gods into a flower. Narcissuses are native to Europe, North  America and western Asia.
Availability and Vase Life
November through April. 3-6 days.
Care and Handling
Cut 1/4 inch off stems and place in 70-75 F water with bulb flower  preservative. Place daffodils in a separte holing container from other  flowers, as they secrete a sap which shortens the vase life of other cut  flowers, especially tulips. The sap will stop flowing about 6 hours  after the stems are cut. Daffodils can then be safely comibed with other  flowers and used in mixed arrangements.
Design Uses
Daffodils are attractive in bouquets by themselves or mixed spring  arrangements. When placing in floral foam, wrap a thin-gauge wire  continuously around the stam at the base. This gives soft-stemmed  blossoms support for insertion into the foam

FLOWER OF THE DAY!

Narcissus (Daffodil, Jonquil)

Meaning

Affection returned, sympathy, desire, love me

Origins

Narcissus is the broad botanical term for the flowers most consumers would call daffodils, narcissuses and paperwhites. The term daffodil is generally used to refer to single, trumpet-shaped flowers, while paperwhites refers to the tiny white flowers that grow in clusters. The term narcissus typically refers to the remaining varieties. These cheery spring bulb flowers come in a variety of colors, sizes and shapes, including white, cream, yellow, orange and bicolor. They’re members of the Amaryllidaceae family, and are named for Narcissus, a youth in Greek mythology who fell in love with his own reflection and was transformed by the gods into a flower. Narcissuses are native to Europe, North America and western Asia.

Availability and Vase Life

November through April. 3-6 days.

Care and Handling

Cut 1/4 inch off stems and place in 70-75 F water with bulb flower preservative. Place daffodils in a separte holing container from other flowers, as they secrete a sap which shortens the vase life of other cut flowers, especially tulips. The sap will stop flowing about 6 hours after the stems are cut. Daffodils can then be safely comibed with other flowers and used in mixed arrangements.

Design Uses

Daffodils are attractive in bouquets by themselves or mixed spring arrangements. When placing in floral foam, wrap a thin-gauge wire continuously around the stam at the base. This gives soft-stemmed blossoms support for insertion into the foam

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    My favorite flower. ♥
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