Narcissus 2012

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Tony Willis
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Hoy wrote:

Tony wrote:

Hoy wrote:

They're lovely, Tony. Do they have a scent which go with them too?

I have never tried this species either, how hardy is it outside? I am always looking for plants which are deer resistant and all daffodils seem to be!

Trond

It is an alpine plant in the Pyrenees and so will be worth trying. I do not grow it outside because my problem is not cold but wet.

Thanks Tony. Here at my summerhouse it is much drier climate than at home so it is worth trying!

bulborum wrote:

Many daffodils can handle a lot of moisture
not sure for this one
but I found N. pallidiflorus on a slope
in a few cm running water

Roland

Roland, I remember from a trip to Andorra in May several years ago that I saw huge swathes of daffodils (both white and yellow) growing in very wet marsh like fields along  the rivers. Don't know the species though. I also found daffodils (very small ones) in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco growing in wet soil where the snow was melting nearby.

Yes this is true but is very much a generalisation. In for instance the Sierra de Cazorla National Park there is one species N. longispathus growing in the streams .This is illustrated in 'Narcissus' by Blanchard and yet not many miles distant they grow in hot dry conditions. N. alpestris is in some areas truly alpine flowering by melting snow. N. serotinus in Turkey is almost a desert plant it is so hot and dry in summer whilst N. polyanthos grows in vernal marshes. I think hardiness can only be tested by experience

bulborum
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Well Tony

I would love to try some seeds in the Humid Normandy
maybe we can swap with some N. pallidiflorus seeds

Roland

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Toole
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Some of the winter Narcissus are out .

This one ,unnamed, copes easily with our so called winter --a few nights last week were -5c overnight with day temps reaching 8c.The last couple of days have reached 13c so it's been quite pleasant while rose pruning for various clients.

Cheers Dave.   

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Hoy
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Well, here the night temperature has fallen to 14C the last nights from 18C earlier  ;)
BTW it is a pretty Narcissus!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Michael J Campbell
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Very nice Dave.

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Toole
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Thanks Trond and Michael .

Trond
Not sure we have ever reached 18c temps here at night ..... :-\  I've a feeling I'd find that very uncomfortable  :)  .

Here's another easy Narcissus --quick to increase and flowers freely .N romieuxii 'atlas gold' --taken in the rain ,unfortunately my pic doesn't show the deep yellow colour all that well .

Cheers Dave

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Hoy
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Toole wrote:

Thanks Trond and Michael .

Trond
Not sure we have ever reached 18c temps here at night ..... :-\  I've a feeling I'd find that very uncomfortable   :)  .

Here's another easy Narcissus --quick to increase and flowers freely .N romieuxii 'atlas gold' --taken in the rain ,unfortunately my pic doesn't show the deep yellow colour all that well .

Cheers Dave

It isn't uncomfortable till it reaches 20+!  But do you say you have rather cool summers then? And what about the sea temperature (in summer)?

I've never had any luck with N romieuxii and relatives. They dislike our wet - cold - wet winters.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Fermi
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Some more "hoops" in our garden
cheers
fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Mark McD
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Fermi wrote:

Some more "hoops" in our garden
cheers
fermi

Cute hoops there Fermi.  Refreshing to see these after our long bout with heat, drought, and plants frying to a crisp... I long for cooler days of autumn, or next spring to see such cool-weather treats.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Fermi
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Thanks, Mark,
I hope the drought and heat don't last for much longer for you guys.
This hoop is one of Rod Barwick's "Little Detective" series - called "Mondieu" for Inspector Clouseau's favourite expression!

The second is a trumpet daff which has been re-located without its label!

cheers
fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

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