Narcissus

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Fermi

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Re: Narcissus
« Reply #240 on: August 08, 2018, 01:13:23 PM »
Two new daffs from Keira Bulbs in Canberra:
Narcissus KB-M-6YW-2-13 & KB-M-6WW-5A-17
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« Reply #241 on: August 09, 2018, 04:03:32 PM »
This is a very commonly seen tazetta narcissus found in many old gardens around Victoria.
I had thought that they were the variety "Straws" which Daffseek says is a synonym of 'Minor Monarque' https://daffseek.org/detail-page/?cultivar=Minor%20Monarque&lastpage=1&which=hist1
But I don't think it quite matches some of the pics - I'd say the petals are lemon rather than white but maybe it's an artifact of the photography?
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« Reply #242 on: August 12, 2018, 11:49:19 AM »
This is what I got as Narcissus hispanicus a few years ago from Glenbrook Bulb Farm in Tasmania.
I got two bulbs and one turned out to be taller than the other. These are the taller ones - you can see the shorter ones just emerging in the second pic,
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« Reply #243 on: August 13, 2018, 10:51:20 AM »
This is a seedling hoop petticoat daff with quite long petals - longer than the cup!
The third pic is of 'Ianmon', another of Rod Barwick's "Little Detective" series which I think might be the parent of the long petalled hoop
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« Reply #244 on: August 14, 2018, 07:40:07 AM »
Interesting starry effect! Worth multiplying, I'd have thought.
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« Reply #245 on: August 14, 2018, 02:48:10 PM »
Hi Alisdair,
I agree - its "working title" is "Redesdale Star" ;D
Here's another of Lawrence's hybrids which involves Narcissus viridiflorus: Narcissus 'Viriquilla'
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« Reply #246 on: August 17, 2018, 12:50:32 PM »
The latest daffs in our garden:
1) 'Taztep', a tazetta hybrid from Lawrence Trevanion
2) a lemon "hoop petticoat"
3) a seedling of Narcissus fernandesii ssp cordubensis
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« Reply #247 on: August 17, 2018, 01:42:36 PM »
I love the 'hoop petticoat'. We don't see them here. Thank you.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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« Reply #248 on: August 20, 2018, 01:06:08 AM »
Hoop-petticoat daffs are very easy from seed. In our garden they self seed into cracks and gaps between adjacent paving slabs. Within 3 yrs they are flowering and seeding further afield. Fresh seed is best and if you practice no-dig gardening you can simply sprinkle the seeds where you'd like them to grow. Ants haven't carried the seeds away so far as I can see.









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« Reply #249 on: August 25, 2018, 04:08:53 PM »
Hi Charithea,
I'm surprised that "hoops" aren't grown there as they are a very Mediterranean bulb - coming from the Iberian Peninsula and across into Northern Africa.
More Div 6 daffs in flower now:
1) Narcissus "07-18D" [Pink China x  Perberdy (Swagger x N.cyclamenius)] - from Lawrence Trevanion
2) Narcissus "KB -M-16-2000" (Snook x Nanty) from Graham Fleming, Keira Bulbs.
3) Narcissus 'Mite'
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« Reply #250 on: August 26, 2018, 06:24:59 AM »
Give them a go Charithea - you will be hooked - they are so characterful!
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« Reply #251 on: August 26, 2018, 05:07:10 PM »
Thank you both for the encouragement.  Growing certain bulbs here is very difficult.  We have many in the ground and every year we get leaves but not flowers.  There is a limited variety of them and when we do find  interesting ones  they are not in good contition.  The florist here sell Narcissus in the spring , three in a pot,  that are normally forced to flower.  Being at the very far end of the Med we get little rain and a lot of sunshine.  Fermin we do have a lot of Narcissus which grow on the hills and corn fields but not  hoops.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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« Reply #252 on: August 27, 2018, 12:50:00 PM »
You might think we only grow the little daffs.
Here are some pics of some of the larger hybrids in our garden!
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« Reply #253 on: August 28, 2018, 12:49:43 PM »
Some jonquills:
1) Narcissus 'FenBen' from Glenbrook Bulb Farm, Tassie
2) Narcissus x intermedius (N. jonquilla x N. tazetta)
3) Narcissus 08-06MJ (Demmo x 0-02J) from Lawrence Trevanion, Canberra
4) Narcissus 'Yazquil White' from Lawrence,
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« Reply #254 on: September 14, 2018, 02:21:07 PM »
I got this bulb of Narcissus triandrus ssp triandrus from Keira Bulbs last year and very pleased to see it return as it is not the easiest in our conditions
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
member of AGS, SRGC, NARGS
working as a physio to support my gardening habit!