Narcissus

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David Dickinson

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« Reply #390 on: September 14, 2021, 12:49:44 AM »
Thanks for sharing Fermi. I didn't know split cups existed. Something to look out for

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I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

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Fermi

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« Reply #391 on: September 14, 2021, 01:07:48 AM »
Hi David,
I suspect that earlier examples of split cups would have been discarded as aberrant forms and not worth keeping.
At some stage a daffodil breeder must have been able to convince others that they were simply another expression of daffodilness ;)
Some people are still repulsed by them - they are not everyone's cup of tea
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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« Reply #392 on: September 14, 2021, 01:36:59 AM »
Narcissus 'Geranium' is an oddly named tazetta which did brilliantly for a few years before being decimated by the green phytoplasma disease.
These few are the remnants which are slowly coming back to flowering size
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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« Reply #393 on: September 14, 2021, 11:01:08 AM »
Narcissus 7WP 'Quickstep' x N. fernandesi a hybrid I got from Ian Dyson who was a leader in our local Victorian Daffodil Society.
The flowers open yellow and mature to white petals and pale cups which are supposedly pink!

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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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« Reply #394 on: September 20, 2021, 12:28:31 PM »
Caroline Davies just posted a pic of her Narcissus rupicola ssp watierii on Instagram.
I have the hybrid 'Xit' raised by Alec Gray, the famous daffodil breeder in the UK in the 1940s.
It's a sweet little white daff - I think the hybrid may just be a bit taller,
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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working as a physio to support my gardening habit!

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« Reply #395 on: September 21, 2021, 08:34:54 AM »
Both very desirable 😊
MGS member living and gardening in Umbria, Italy for past 19 years. Recently moved from my original house and now planning and planting a new small garden.

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Fermi

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« Reply #396 on: September 22, 2021, 04:03:23 AM »
Two similar bit very pretty hybrid jonquils:
Narcissus 'Bahama Beach'
Narcissus 'Gazelle'
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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« Reply #397 on: September 22, 2021, 05:34:34 PM »
Love 'Gazelle' - have one similar - only ever produces  one or two flowers but well worth waiting for.
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« Reply #398 on: Today at 02:05:17 AM »
Love 'Gazelle' - have one similar - only ever produces  one or two flowers but well worth waiting for.
Yes, I'm coming to appreciate this type as they flower later than a lot of the others. Their graceful appearance is an added bonus,
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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!