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Anthony Darby

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Narcissus early winter 2007
« on: November 11, 2007, 10:18:23 PM »
These narcissi are flowering now in my greenhouse. The first is in a pot labelled Narcissus elegans MS. Clearly it's not, so I must have transposed a label? The second is labelled 'Julia Jane'.
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Re: Narcissus early winter 2007
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2007, 10:32:24 PM »
'Julia Jane' should be wider than that, a lemon version of petunioides (though taller). But yours may not be fully out yet, in the picture?
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Re: Narcissus early winter 2007
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2007, 10:35:45 PM »
Lesley,

I was about to say the same thing.  Definitely doesn't look flat enough "at this stage", but could open further.
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Re: Narcissus early winter 2007
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2007, 11:25:58 PM »
my 'Craigton Clumper' is out and like I mentioned earlier this week 'Cedric Morris'. Both pots are now open so it cant be a one off. Even though I said they are small Brian Duncan saw one of the pots at our meeting and said they are normal in height
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Re: Narcissus early winter 2007
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2007, 08:39:13 AM »
Ah, the Julia Jane question - it must be daff time again! :D
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Re: Narcissus early winter 2007
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2007, 02:05:35 PM »
What a beautiful Narcisus. They remember me the N.Bulbocodium  that we have growing wild in a mountain next to me.


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Re: Narcissus early winter 2007
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2007, 09:23:28 PM »
When thy're in flower Cris, we'd love to see some pictures please.
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Re: Narcissus early winter 2007
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2007, 01:21:34 PM »
Lesley, of course I'll show you :). I have here two pics of last year, taken in the wild. I simply love these little flowers.

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Re: Narcissus early winter 2007
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2007, 01:22:34 PM »
Sory, i've repeated one pic

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Re: Narcissus early winter 2007
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2007, 02:10:05 PM »
Beautiful. :D
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Re: Narcissus early winter 2007
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2007, 02:13:35 PM »
Nothing beats seeing them in the wild !  :D
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Re: Narcissus early winter 2007
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2007, 03:02:14 PM »
Lesley, of course I'll show you :). I have here two pics of last year, taken in the wild. I simply love these little flowers.


Just beautiful - it seems to be the variety (some say species) obesus !

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Re: Narcissus early winter 2007
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2007, 07:48:20 PM »
Thank you Cris. I'll look forward to many more over the coming (your) winter months.
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Re: Narcissus early winter 2007
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2007, 01:33:58 PM »
Thanks  :) They're realy amazing.

I'll post more pics in final winter, I think its abou march they flower.

Gerd, what is the difference of N.B. and N.B. obesus?
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Re: Narcissus early winter 2007
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2007, 03:19:03 PM »
Gerd, what is the difference of N.B. and N.B. obesus?

Cris,
Narcissus obesus Salisb. (or N. bulbocodium ssp. obesus / N. bulbocodium var. obesus) in its typical form is an obese (fat) bulbocodium daffodil with prostrate fleshy foliage, short stems and large flowers which tend to incurve at the margin of the corona. It is found in western and southern Portugal, south west Spain and Morocco. Your last picture shows clearly the incurved margin.
The other bulbocodiums are quite inhomogeneous but without the corona as described above.

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