Flowering in spring, narcissus is associated with the Chinese New Year, symbolizing prosperity and good fortune. The flower has many names in Chinese culture, including water narcissus (since they can be grown in water) and “water immortal flowers.” The narcissus has also been referred to as a water goddess of the Xiang River (present-day Xiangjiang in southern China), or the “goddess standing above the waves.” Another name for narcissus is “Chinese sacred lily.”