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Author Topic: Help with Narcisuss ID, please  (Read 1324 times)

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Help with Narcisuss ID, please
« on: April 15, 2010, 12:02:54 AM »
I have found a small group of narcissus on the site of an old cottage.  Can anyone assist with identification?  

The flower is star shaped, with twisted, spreading perianth segments.  The corona is funnel shaped, flared and frilled with a crenate rim.
The colour of the perianth is best decribed as ivory (although I know that isn't a recognised colour!) and the corona a deep, golden yellow.  This yellow fades into the perianth and continues down its outer edges.  There is no scent.

Any help much appreciated - it appears to me as if it could be a pre-1900 variety but that may just be wishful thinking!
« Last Edit: April 15, 2010, 12:21:36 AM by johnson »

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Re: Help with Narcisuss ID, please
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010, 12:36:26 AM »
Hello Johnson, welcome to the Forum. I have some narcissus very similar to those you show.... though perhaps the corona is a little more pale..... I have had them for many years, they were from an old  garden of my family.... I have no idea of their name but I do believe them to be at least pre 1914.
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Re: Help with Narcisuss ID, please
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2010, 09:52:30 PM »
Hello Johnson

Welcome  :) have a look at  'White Lady', 'Lucifer' or 'Mrs Langtry' at http://daffseek.org

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Re: Help with Narcisuss ID, please
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2010, 10:01:21 PM »
Hello Johnson,

welcome to the forum. You unknown Narcissus reminds me of 'Seagull', an old cultivar introduced before 1895...
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Re: Help with Narcisuss ID, please
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2010, 10:46:26 PM »
Thank you Martin & Armin.  I think that of all your suggestions, it appears to be most like Lucifer.  Your help is much appreciated.  Any further thoughts from the community will be very welcome.

 


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