Narcissus ‘Acropolis’ is in Division 4. It stands 13 – 18 inches tall and blooms in mid to late spring with double flowers that have a full and fluffy appearance and a spicy fragrance. The white petals are arranged in multiple whorls with segments of the white corona interspersed. The base of each corona segment is marked with flecks of deep orange. Acropolis is hardy in zones 3 – 9. Narcissus should be planted in average, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Narcissus bulbs are toxic and will not be eaten by deer or rabbits.
The name Narcissus comes from the Greek word meaning intoxicated and is often tied to the myth of a young man known as Narcissus who fell in love with his own reflection and drowned in the pool where he had been admiring himself.