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Maggi Young

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Re: Narcissus January 2008
« Reply #105 on: February 12, 2008, 07:56:54 PM »
Whoa! That 'Sidora' is one of Annsie's, (Anne W.) isn't it? what a cracker!
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Re: Narcissus January 2008
« Reply #106 on: February 12, 2008, 08:01:06 PM »
Tis! and gaining one bulb per year
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Re: Narcissus January 2008
« Reply #107 on: February 26, 2008, 08:01:11 PM »
Whilst I was away a few daffs have opened up but the first I took over a week ago.

1 Narcissus romieuxii mesatlanticus. Please forgive the scratty background, which is a piece of card left in the alpine house but really has seen better days (like its owner :'()
2 Narcissus asturiensis is a tiny but sweet little thing, grown from SRGC seed.
3 Narcissus cyclamineus is one of my fvourite bulbs, which was doing well planted out but was overgrown by a 'dwarf' Rhododendron and foolishly I tried to dig it out to transplant it and did no good to either..
4 Narcissus radinganorum grown from seed collected by the Taylors.
5 Narcissus radinganorum detail for a closer look.
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Re: Narcissus January 2008
« Reply #108 on: February 26, 2008, 08:09:32 PM »
John,

Quite the perfect little Narcissus, your radinganorum...I've not seen it before.
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Re: Narcissus January 2008
« Reply #109 on: February 26, 2008, 09:02:01 PM »
I understand that John Blanchard has expressed doubts about the validity of the name N. radinganorum which is not surprising given the amount of splitting of the trumpet daffs that is going on by Spanish botanists. I understand it is indistinguishable from N. hispanicus and several others.Here is a narcissus I collected in Cazorla which was again first thought to be a new species but which has turned out to be N. hispanicus ssp bugei (my one moment of fame lost ).To me it seems no different to N. longispathus.They are all lovely whatever the answer
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Re: Narcissus January 2008
« Reply #110 on: February 26, 2008, 09:16:26 PM »
Thanks for the note Tony. The taxonomic confusion may very well be why I haven't heard of it--although I'm far from "in the know" on Narcissus. As you say, it's a lovely thing regardless....
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Re: Narcissus January 2008
« Reply #111 on: February 27, 2008, 09:36:40 AM »
Dominique... this page is the beginning for many pages of Narcissus information... search here for lots to help you ......
http://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/registerpages/intro.asp   .... for such as:
Horticultural classification http://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/registerpages/daff6.asp

Botanical classification http://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/registerpages/documents/daffclass08.pdf

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Re: Narcissus January 2008
« Reply #112 on: March 22, 2008, 07:33:28 PM »
Narcissus W. P. Milner is a favourite of mine. It is easier to grow and source,  than N. moschatus and its strength as a good plant is obvious from its long life in cultivation and commerce. There are not so many varieties lasting so long. A real success story, isn't it?

I was just searching for information on Narcissus W P Milner when I found this. At a local plant sale last Sunday I bought a pot of N. moschatus and a pot of N. W P Milner for 1.50 each- another bargain!
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Re: Narcissus January 2008
« Reply #113 on: March 22, 2008, 07:39:49 PM »
Sorry about the above Maggi, didn't realise it would come up in 'Narcissus January 2008', thick of me really!
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Re: Narcissus January 2008
« Reply #114 on: March 22, 2008, 07:47:00 PM »
Great bargain indeed, David. You'll enjoy having these plants in your collection, they are really something "other" than the ordinary daff!!
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