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ArnoldT

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Winter Narcissus
« on: December 23, 2010, 03:37:16 PM »
A miniature Narcissus from Brian Duncan flowering today.
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010, 03:53:31 PM »
The capacity of these little narcissus to flower at this time of year and so delight us in winter is unsurpassed, I reckon.  I think it is a shame that becasue of the lack of shows at this time of  year there are many thousands of people who just have no idea that these small bulbs even exist.
 A very sad state of affairs since most are not difficult to grow. 
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2010, 06:42:36 PM »
.... and if only my greenhouse would thaw I might have some too in the next few weeks. Nice one Arnold.
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2011, 04:03:30 PM »
From the non singing Nancy Wilson.
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2011, 05:42:50 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D

Nice one too Arnold.
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2011, 06:31:02 PM »
Thanks David.

 I had a lot of trouble trying to send the message in.  Tried all day yesterday and kept getting a busy server note.
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2011, 08:10:35 PM »
Nice to see your narcissus, Arnold. Mine have been held in suspended animation for weeks, but are finally starting to open. Hope to be able to post some too, soon.
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2011, 09:03:56 PM »
Nice to see your narcissus, Arnold. Mine have been held in suspended animation for weeks, but are finally starting to open. Hope to be able to post some too, soon.

Same here.
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2011, 06:01:10 PM »
Can I still expect my N. cantabricus to flower this winter? Good growing but no signs of flower buds yet. I always thought that the bulbocodiums were autumn flowering ??? ???
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2011, 06:12:54 PM »
Can I still expect my N. cantabricus to flower this winter? Good growing but no signs of flower buds yet. I always thought that the bulbocodiums were autumn flowering ??? ???

Hans - my experience of N. cantabricus is that it usually flowers in the first half of January. However, this year the cold weather seems to have delayed these plants as Anne noted above.
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2011, 06:35:00 PM »
Thanks Gerry, so I'll keep a close watch. I keep it in my greenhouse at 5C. I have some other species growing fairly well and I wonder if they will flower this winter/early spring: N. dubius and N. pachybolbos

It would be great to have some "phenological chart" on all those Narcissus species to have at least an indication when to expect flowering...wouldn't it?
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2011, 08:56:13 PM »
Fine narcissus Arnold!

An unknown one close to N. tazetta (becomes very large, about 1m) and much smaller the first N. albidus foliosus (received as N. cantabricus ssp. cantabricus var. foliosus).
« Last Edit: January 02, 2011, 09:21:51 PM by Hans A. »
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2011, 06:28:18 PM »
Maybe not fully open.

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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2011, 12:22:48 PM »
Narcissus romieuxii    'Treble Chance'   

Selected from JCA805 by Bob Potterton in the mid 1970s.

About 4 weeks later than last year.
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Re: Winter Narcissus
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2011, 04:59:10 PM »
Love this picture Gerry, very beautiful Narcissus romieuxii!
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