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In search of Narcissus cavanillesii in Australia
« on: April 15, 2014, 12:11:45 PM »
Howdy Folks,

Does anyone here in Australia grow N. cavanillesii?  It is an unusual autumn flowering species that has no cup/trumpet to speak of, and looks almost more like an autumn crocus in appearance.  Does anyone here actually grow it?  I posted this within the autumn flowering topic, but then thought it might be best to post a direct topic for it instead/as well.  I don't know whether it is grown here in Aus, but I'm putting out feelers in various places to see if I can find a source?

Thanks heaps folks.
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Re: In search of Narcissus cavanillesii in Australia
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014, 11:46:16 AM »
Hmmm...... I take it this absence of response does not bode well for finding it here in Australia then?
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Re: In search of Narcissus cavanillesii in Australia
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2014, 12:31:13 PM »
I managed to get seed imported, but it'll be a while before I see any flowers.
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Re: In search of Narcissus cavanillesii in Australia
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2014, 03:29:33 PM »
Thanks Anthony.  I was hoping it may have already been here somewhere.
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Paul T.
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Re: In search of Narcissus cavanillesii in Australia
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2014, 03:43:58 PM »
Thanks Anthony.  I was hoping it may have already been here somewhere.

Might it not be in Oz, even if not in NZ ?
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Re: In search of Narcissus cavanillesii in Australia
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2014, 01:13:36 AM »
Yes Maggi, that is what I was hoping.  However, given there is quite a wide audience here there has been no indication as yet, nor on the facebook forums I have posted the request either.   >:(

still hoping thought.  ;-)
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Re: In search of Narcissus cavanillesii in Australia
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2014, 12:03:37 PM »
Yes Paul the silence seems to mean that there is not a source. Or is it that the source is not on line.
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Re: In search of Narcissus cavanillesii in Australia
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2014, 01:49:29 PM »
Exactly, Pat.  Still hoping!!  ;)
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Re: In search of Narcissus cavanillesii in Australia
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2014, 08:47:38 AM »
Paul , like Anthony in Auckland I received seed of this species from the AGS seed distribution . Lets hope they germinate and flower for us in 3-4 years .

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Re: In search of Narcissus cavanillesii in Australia
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2014, 09:36:34 AM »
The only autumn flowering species I've not managed to get seed of is Narcissus elegans. I'm so confused with obsoletus/miniatus/serotinus. I have pots with seeds/seedlings of all three, but the serotinus came from the seed exchange, so could be a mixture of all three, and the obsoletus may have changed its name since I got the seeds in 2011. None has flowered yet.
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Re: In search of Narcissus cavanillesii in Australia
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2014, 01:29:13 PM »
Anthony,

The obsoletus that originated from Hans J a while back has done very well for me and flowers each year now with little to no care (and believe me, the last couple of years that is quite literal).  I must have had 15 or 20 flowers this year from them.  Just lovely.  They're the only one of that type that I grow, not elegans or anything like that, although I would like to.

Good luck with the cavanillesii Otto.  Fingers crossed.  I've had absolutely zero success in finding anyone who grows it in Australia.
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Paul T.
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Re: In search of Narcissus cavanillesii in Australia
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2014, 05:29:31 AM »
My obsoletus sown May 2011 is yet to flower, and doesn't look as if it will this year. Plenty of growth though.
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