Here the first Narcissus start floweringNarcissus Julia JaneI killed so many slugs that this year I have flowers :)
Wow, that's one fine flat of them (it looks to me like they're growing in a flat, let me know if I'm wrong). What a fine sight, and just look at all those buds coming along too!
Keep up the excellent slug patrol ;)
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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They are in a PE 12 litre pot sins three yearsthe leaves make the pot invisible
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Normal Zone <8 -7°C _ -12°C 10 F to +20 F
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Narcissus mesatlanticus hyb whiteNarcissus bulbocodium.Narcissus mesatlanticus hybNarcissus romieuxii .Narcissus nylon.
Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland
Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbshttp://picasaweb.google.co.uk/michaelJcampbell63
Beautiful, Michael and Roland. Roland, I killed my first slugs outside 1 January!
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
Thanks to to very soft winterI killed a few weeks ago my first lilly-beetle :o in my poly-tunnel
From the Southern Hemisphere a couple of autumn flowerers:Narcissus obsoletus (syn N. serotinus)Narcissus viridiflorusUnfortunately the first finished a week or so before the second started to flower so I couldn't recreate the hybrid N x alleniae :(cheersfermi
Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C
Good stuff Fermi. I should mention on behalf of many NARGS Forumists, there are indeed fall-blooming Narcissus, I'm sure most North Americans will be unaware, as I was until recently. I never realized the existance of fall-blooming Narcissus until I frequented the pages of Scottish Rock Garden Club Forum (SRGC). The first you show, I've seen under the name N. serotinus, a charming little thing. The one named viridiflorus is, just... well... sort of weird (although, weird can be good, I like many such unusual plants). I'm surprised with many of the taxonomic upheavals these days, that species like Narcissus viridiflorus hasn't been split off into a separate genus. Very cool plant, all the same. Is there a fragrance to either of these two species?
I still call mine N. serotinus but then narcissus are as prone to the manic efforts of the splitters as many other genus are. The autumn flowering ones are very difficult to flower in my climate not enough heat in summer to ripen them.Seen in the wild in a good year when they are in thousands they are very nice,on the whole in a pot not very spectacular,although I persevere endlessly.
Here are a few of my spring onesNarcissus bulbocodiumNarcissus bulbocodium var citrinusnarcissus cantabricas ssp monophyllusNarcissus cantabricus ssp petuniodesnarcissus waterinarcissus alpestris
Mark, Narcissus viridiflorus is pretty stinky- not one you want to be sinking your nose into..... :P
Ian and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)
Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Maggi, I'm sensing deja vu, I think I asked this same question on SRGC before, where I first learned about autumn blooming narcissus.
Tony, I'm particularly fond of the open chalice-shaped blooms of N. cantabricas ssp monophyllus, but have long admired (and lusted after) the flatter-face bloom of N. cantabricus ssp petuniodes. What a sweet little thing N. alpestris is, so cute with the nodding blooms. After poor long-term results with a few dwarf narcissus grown outdoors, I've never taken the plunge, but I really must introduce a few that will behave more permanently.