Narcissus 2013

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Fermi
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IMYoung wrote:

Mark,  Narcissus viridiflorus is pretty stinky- not one you want to be sinking your nose into..... :P

From a slight distance the scent isn't overpowering - but as Ian (or Maggi) says - don't stick your nose in it!
The other one has a sweeter less potent scent and can be safely sniffed at close quarters.
If you want to see where the breeding is going have a look at this web-site: trevaniondaffodils.com.au
And there were some really nice hybrids shown on the SRGC on the "KAVB Flower Show" thread a few years ago but I can't find them now!
cheers
fermi

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Tony Willis
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A few more in flower now

Narcissus calcicola
Narcissus 'Harry'
narcissus triandus
Narcissus pallidiflorus

Mark McD
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I like them all, but Narcissus triandus is delightful, what a cute flower shape.
N. calcicola is a close second.

Mark McDonough
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Agree with you Mark. N. triandus is a real beauty.
Is it a tricky one to grow Tony?

53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !

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Longma wrote:

Agree with you Mark. N. triandus is a real beauty.
Is it a tricky one to grow Tony?

Tricky-very much so for me. It is the only one I have left from a dozen bulbs and the first time it has flowered in many years. I just do not find the dwarfs with fine leaves easy.

One of my easy ones

Narcissus alpestris a yellow form. I was given this by a farmer in Spain as the only yellow one in a field of white ones. It was growing in a tractor track. Now up to four after eight years.

Narcissus alpestris the 'ordinary white form' from the same source

Mark McD
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Both color forms are top notch (the pale yellow one is my fav), fascinating how when the basic arrangement of floral parts are held differently, that it conveys such a different spirit to the flowers; I really like the sweet nodding blooms on this one. Am I seeing things, or do those flowers resemble the bowing cow heads.

I may have to relent on dwarf Narcissi, and allow yet another plant passion take root.

Mark McDonough
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You are right Mark

they are both beauties
maybe later in the year Tony has some seeds to swap
Here the Narcissus pallidiflorus is just out of flower
I will try to find a last year picture
This year most flowers where destroyed by the snow when in full bloom

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I found this one
Narcissus pallidiflorus

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Another of the "green" daffs from Lawrence Trevanion, Limequilla x Emerald Sea;

and a Div 6 from Rod Barwick, 'Thirty'O'

cheers

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Hoop Petticoat Daffodils have been a favorite since I was a kid and you could buy a packet of 3 for 50cents at the local variety store! However they almost never flowered very well where I lived! Since moving to the country we've found that they revel in our heavy clay as long as they are in raised beds with a bit of grit added to the soil. A few Aussie breeders have been specialising in them, especially Rod Barwick at Glenbrook Bulb Farm in Tasmania, so we have a huge range to choose from these days.

Here are a few that have been in flower in our garden this year.

cheers

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