Narcissus Fact File

Posted on January 28, 2022 at 1:59 pm

The Narcissus is a flower we all know and love in the Spring, but most people know it as the Daffodil. Here are a few facts about the wonderful Narcissus.

The Narcissus is the first flower to bloom in the Spring, indicating that Winter is finally ending. Because of this, Narcissus was seen to represent rebirth and new beginnings.

The Narcissus is given to celebrate ten years of marriage because it symbolises joy and happiness.

Narcissus is also known as ‘lent lilies’ as they bloom between Ash Wednesday and Easter. 

In China, they believe if a Narcissus blooms in your garden on New Years Day, your house will have good fortune for the rest of the year. 

Most cultures see the Narcissus as a symbol of hope and joy, but in Medieval times, a wilting Narcissus was seen as an omen of death. 

And finally, the Narcissus was not native to England. The Romans introduced it in 300bc.

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