Qi Baishi's style defies categorisation. His style stood out for its strong connection with folk art. His compositions are usually simple and possess a strong graphic quality.Like many Shanghai artists, Qi Baishi often painted auspicious flowers. This painting is one of Qi's typical paintings embodying auspiciousness. The character for 'narcissus' is similar to that of a 'fairy' or 'immortal' conveying good fortune and prosperity. The seal on this painting declares the narcissus as the immortal amongst flowers and plants.