Double Chinese


Early Pearl

This is also ideally suited to naturalizing without irrigation, flowering in late January. This is a very vigorous plant, with sturdy foliage and tall, strong stems. A derivative of Paper White, flowers are somewhat pointed in outline, creamy white with light yellow cups, 8 - 12 or more per stem.

In many ways this is a yellow cupped version of Paper White with a lighter fragrance. This is the most vigorous increaser of anything I grow, so should be planted deeply (5" or more over the top of the bulb) to slow the rate of increase and thus prevent premature overcrowding. Once planted deeply, these can be left in place on as permanent a basis as any other variety, making clumps of large plants wiht very tall strong stems.

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