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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2007, 08:03:00 PM »
Nothing is easy-they either like you and thrive or don't and die!!!

Narcissus radinganorum was collected by Margaret and Henry Taylor and donated to the SRGC seed exchange.
It was sown Jan 04 and this is its first flowering.
In the monograph on Narcissus by John Blanchard in the AGS journal volume 66 No. 3 he tells us that it is found North of Almansa. He describes it as having stems of 13-15cm but on this first time of flowering is only about 6cm. He suggests that it should not be regarded as a species in its own right but as a ssp. of N. pseudonarcissus and close to  N. pseudonarcissus ssp eugeniae.
Whatever its name is I think its rather lovely and will keep the label as it is for the moment.
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2007, 08:06:50 PM »
A lovely baby, Jof. I do like the little white tips to the petals.
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2007, 09:54:02 PM »
So pleased you mentioned that Maggi. I thought they were white fly trying out some new kind of circular formation dance.

But a delightful daff John. The colour seems very strong and intense.
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2007, 10:09:51 PM »
N cyclamineus is one of my favourites too, but wish I could get it to grow in profusion. I have struggled to get any year-by-year increase over the past few years, and this year the plants have come up in ones and twos....
However, the pic below cheers me up - a Little Beauty...

Narcissus 'Little Beauty'
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2007, 08:17:16 PM »
A narcissus with cyclamineus blood: Narcissus 'Mite'. One of my favourites, a good tough plant and increasing very well in the open garden.

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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2007, 08:19:21 PM »
This little dote is pot grown in a cold glasshouse.

Narcissus cordubensis

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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2007, 08:23:04 PM »
A few of the smaller narcissus from the open garden.

Narcissus 'Tete a Tete'
Narcissus minor
Narcissus 'Little Beauty'
Narcissus 'Little Gem'
Narcissus 'Topolino'

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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2007, 08:24:25 PM »
Narcissus cordubensis is definitely one I must get next season Paddy. Quite a contrast to the N. cuatrecasassii that is just opening in my greenhouse.
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2007, 08:26:58 PM »
Nice Daffs Paddy, good to hear from you again.
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2007, 08:51:40 PM »
Anthony, It's a dainty one; I really like it.

David, Yes, I'm back, back to natter on and on and on again. Saw your comment on my return somewhere else but I restrained  myself. Thoughts such as 'snake in the grass' and the like came into my mind, but I let it go. Instead, I'll just bore you to death with the length of my postings, natter, natter, natter etc etc.
I was away for a long weekend in Paris, walked the legs of myself but loved it.
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2007, 11:31:06 PM »
Lovely daffs everyone, especially the cordubensis which I had the chance to buy recently from Tasmania. Got several for other people and not any for me. I'll know better next season.

If you had to put a species name with `Little Gem' and `Little Beauty" would it be? Minor maybe?
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2007, 09:45:14 AM »
I was away for a long weekend in Paris, walked the legs of myself but loved it.
Paddy

I love Paris in the Springtime..........  Where have I heard that before!!
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2007, 10:05:56 AM »
Beautiful little collection of Daffs Paddy - just bought "Mite" on last Saturday's Harlow show  :D
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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2007, 10:15:52 AM »
Luc,

You will not be disappointed. Not only is it a clearly distinct daffodil but it grows very well also. The long trumpet stands out from any others that I grow in the garden making 'Mite' instantly recognisable. It is a lovely elegant daffodil, a lovely sight. I adore it, I must say. Also, as it has bulked up, it shows itself far better in a clump than it did as the three bulbs I purchased originally.
 
Lesley,
Re breeding origins of the others, I'm afraid I am no help to you but your suggestion of N. minor would certainly sound reasonable. I purchased the bulbs from Avon Bulbs or from Broadleigh Bulbs so if I can lay my hands on their catalogues again I should be able to find out for you.

David,
Paris in the springtime...yes, indeed; loved it.

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Re: Narcissus March 2007
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2007, 11:03:28 AM »
I've just been out to the glasshouse to smell the flowers. The Narcissus cordubensis has a rich scent and I noticed that there are a couple in the pot (seed grown, didn't check the provenance yet) which have more fully shaped cups than the others. they're a bit more frilly, almost. Will get BD to take photo but he is very busy, so may be left to do it myself. If pic later turns out squiffy, you'll know it was mine!
I was out there to sniff a seedling narcissus of the BDs, which he thought had a very strong lemon scent... naturally, by the time I get my nose out there, there's nothing ! May be an evening thing, or a sunshine thing, I will keep checking!
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