Narcissus

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Fermi

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« Reply #270 on: July 26, 2019, 12:07:15 PM »
A couple of seedling hoop petticoat daffodils in the garden in early July:
1 & 2) white hoop with wide corona
3 & 4)  lemon hoop
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« Reply #271 on: July 29, 2019, 02:09:46 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
Good to see that "Redesdale Star" has returned two-fold and a couple of weeks earlier this year
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« Reply #272 on: August 02, 2019, 01:40:21 PM »
From early July some hoop petticoat daffs from Lawrence Trevanion
1) Narcissus 'Quen Dor'
2) Narcissus 'Nug Nutsch'
3) Narcissus 'Untshen'
4) Narcissus "Winter Colours" - a mix of hoops, this is #2 (10YY)
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« Reply #273 on: August 03, 2019, 05:39:46 AM »
Once again Fermi thanks for posting such lovely photographs. As we struggle though a very hot summer it almost makes me wish it was winter!
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« Reply #274 on: August 04, 2019, 02:29:30 PM »
You're welcome! We're in the middle of winter here but spring is not far off  :D
Here are a few more from mid-July
1) A seedling yellow "hoop" in July which is early, most of the early "hoops" tend to be white to cream or lemon.
2) Narcissus 'Shattergreen' (N.fernandesii x N.viridiflorus) from Lawrence Trevanion
3) Narcissus 'Viristar' (Hillstar x Emerald Sea)
4) Narcissus 'Winter Colours' seedlings
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« Reply #275 on: August 05, 2019, 06:23:59 AM »
Shattergreen almost has me drooling.....so dainty and unusual.
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« Reply #276 on: August 05, 2019, 12:26:29 PM »
From July 23 Narcissus 8WY - this is a named variety but I'd written the name down in a scrawl which I could not decipher  :-[  Then the breeder died before I could ask him for its correct name!
It's a reminder of him and definitely worth keeping
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« Reply #277 on: August 05, 2019, 12:50:05 PM »
Shattergreen almost has me drooling.....so dainty and unusual.
Only "almost" ?  ;)
I only got this one again after a few years - a friend who was at our local group meeting had a whole potful which was stunning.
Here's a seedling "hoop" which appeared in the rock garden - a very impressive wide corona!
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« Reply #278 on: August 05, 2019, 01:47:22 PM »
Here are two seedlings which have 'Mondieu' (a N.romieuxii selection made by Rod Barwick at Glenbrook Bulb Farm in Tasmania) as a parent.
The one on the left is from an open pollinated seedpod on 'Mondieu' while the other is a deliberate cross using pollen of 'Mondieu' on Narcissus bulbocodium ssp graellsii
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« Reply #279 on: August 06, 2019, 06:14:19 AM »
The 'Hoops' are my real favourites amongst the  smaller varieties but  Shattergreen' is really something special 😊
I understand your comment about the unnamed variety that came from a since deceased friend. When we moved from our original house here in Italy I felt as if I was leaving many friends behind in the garden. Over the 19 years we lived there so many visiting friends bought me plants as I developed more and more of the land around the house. The Wisteria was always know as 'Shirley ', the two Campsis as 'Doreen' and 'Jane, various Salvias as 'Pauline' etc. Where possible I took cuttings so that I could keep such friends with me in my new garden. Since the first three friends have since died I like to think they live on....somewhere.....
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« Reply #280 on: August 08, 2019, 07:33:22 AM »
Yes, Carole, most of us have gardens full of friends :)
This is Narcissus 'Snook' (N. nevadensis x N. cyclamineus) from Glenbrook Bulb Farm.
First pic from 2-08-19 and the others on 5-08-19
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« Reply #281 on: August 11, 2019, 01:58:30 PM »
Narcissus 'Autumn Colours' - flowering  a bit late possibly because I left it dry for too long .
The first pic from 5-08-19 and the others on 10-08-19,
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« Reply #282 on: August 11, 2019, 05:35:30 PM »
How refreshing to see all these cool flowers. You seem to have a feeling for growing such delicate bulbs.  I will admire them from afar as I know I can not get them to flower here.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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« Reply #283 on: August 14, 2019, 02:12:40 PM »
Hi Charithea,
I like to think that we have a mild, Mediterranean-type climate and most narcissus are perfectly suited to our conditions. The tazettas and the autumn flowering species come from Mediterranean areas so are worth considering for your garden.
Here's another one of Lawrence Trevanion's "Baby Talk" series of hoop petticoat hybrids: 'Gefk'!
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« Reply #284 on: August 16, 2019, 04:17:08 PM »
Narcissus lemon hoop (ex Max McCoy)
This "hoop" has done well in a raised bed with a sand/loam/clay soil mix. I got it years ago as a handful of "baby bulbs" from a past member of our garden club who has since departed us. We have an annual plant swap at the club and this was something he had donated
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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working as a physio to support my gardening habit!