Narcissus 2014

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Cockcroft
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Narcissus 2014

I had a nice surprise in the greenhouse this week.  In 2009, as a doorprize from the Portland Western Winter Study Weekend, I took home a trough that had been planted using soil from Jane McGary.  As bulbs germinated, I transferred them to a pot and ignored them.  This week this narcissus showed its first flower.  Thank you, Jane!

Can anyone put a name to this little darling?

  

   

Fermi
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Hi Claire,

it looks like Narcissus romieuxii or one of the hybrids - I've found that these hoops can be a bit promiscuous and it's difficult to be exact about parentage. It looks to be a good sort whatever it's called,

cheers

fermi

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

Cockcroft
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Thanks, Fermi.  That's what I was thinking, but I'm no expert with narcissus.  The bulb flies here pretty much killed my interest of the beautiful bulbs years ago.  As this one is in the greenhouse, I might be able to keep it for a while.  Here's hoping!

Claire Cockcroft
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

Longma
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From the Atlas Mountains ( over 2500m. ), Morocco, Narcissus rupicola subsp. watieri.

                    

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

Fermi
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Our daffodil season has started with one of the true autumn flowerers, Narcissus obsoletus ( which I received as N. serotinus, but I believe the name has been changed). N. viridiflorus is also in bloom but I picked the flower to take to a Victorian Daffodil Society meeting today!

cheers

fermi

Narcissus obsoletus
Narcissus obsoletus

Fermi de Sousa,
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Fermi
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At the Victorian Daffodil Society's meeting last Sunday we had Lawrence Trevanion from Canberra as guest speaker. Lawrence has been breeding an incredible range of daffodils and one of his specialties is autumn flowering daffs! He had some of his Narcissus elegans hybrids (with N. tazetta) and I got a few to bring home for the pollen! I took these pics the next morning,

Narcissus elegans Hybrid #1 Narcissus elegans Hybrid #1 Narcissus elegans Hybrid #2 Narcissus elegans Hybrid #2 Narcissus elegans Hybrid #3

cheers

fermi

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Central Victoria, Australia
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Fermi
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Another pot of Narcissus obsoletus is now in flower

Narcissus obsoletus

And in the garden the clump of  Narcissus viridiflorus is coming into bloom

Narcissus viridiflorus

cheers

fermi

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Fermi
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Like Claire's this is a "volunteer" hoop petticoat daffodil - either a seedling or a bulblet which was potted up with another plant and now flowering nicely in its own pot.

volunteer hoop petticoat daffodil

This is a viridiflorus hybrid raised by Lawrence Trevanion called Viriquilla (Narc Limequilla x N. Emerald Sea)

Narc Viriquilla

This is a hybrid I raised by crossing Narc. bulbocosdium ssp graelsii X N. Mondieu

Narc.bulb.ssp.grael. x Mondieu

cheers

fermi

 

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

Fermi
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There've been a lot more daffs in bloom since my last posting! Sorry for the delay, folks.

Here are some taken this morning, first 3 views of the 6 Y-Y, 'Papa Snoz' from Graham at Keira Bulbs, Canberra,

 

Narcissus 'Papa Snoz' Narcissus 'Papa Snoz' Narcissus 'Papa Snoz'

some seedlings raised from AGS Seedex as Narcissus romieuxii, a nice form,

Narcissus romieuxii

cheers

fermi

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Central Victoria, Australia
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Hoy
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Seems I have to try more daffs from seed!

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

Fermi
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Yes, Trond, everyone shouldsmiley

This is a Narcissus cyclamenius hybrid I got from a friend who said it was "Tatiana x N.cyclamineus" - I think he meant 'Titania', but I now call it "Tatiana"!

 

Narcissus "Tatiana" (maybe Titania) x N. cyclamineus

This little N.bulbocodium is from seed of the 10W-W, called Smarple which was a cross by Rod Barwick (Glenbrook Bulb Farm, Tasmania) between N.b.conspicuus and N.cantabricus foliosus, so it seems to have reverted to one of its grandparents! I wasn't impressed with it but now realise it's the earliest of the yellow "hoops" in my garden! I'd say it's actually a 10 G-Y,

Narc. seedling 10 G-YNarc. seedling 10 G-Y  

Lastly this is another deliberate hybrid (well, as deliberate as I get - basically the parents were in flower at the same time!) using Narcissus romieuxii as the seed parent and pollen from N.r.'Mondieu',

Narc. romieuxii x N. Mondieu

cheers

fermi

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

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