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Title: Narcissus April 2021
Post by: Armin on April 07, 2021, 08:55:41 PM
I start the month of April...

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The wild daffodils were planted autuum 2017. The blossom is increasing year over year. The gras between the flowers are all seedlings :)

A nice cultivar is Monal. It suffered a bit in front of the concrete wall on last weeks heat wave of 25įC. Today we had snow fall at -1įC...what a contrast.
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Title: Re: Narcissus April 2021
Post by: Philip Walker on April 10, 2021, 02:41:35 PM
Some from March too
N. 'Spoirot'
N. jonquilla henriquesii-x2
N. bulbocodium-possibly 'Golden Bells'
N. rupicola
Title: Re: Narcissus April 2021
Post by: Guff on April 10, 2021, 07:54:52 PM
Years ago, I did crosses of different daffodils. Today this bloomed.
I don't know enough about them to know if this is something unique or different?

Title: Re: Narcissus April 2021
Post by: ashley on April 12, 2021, 03:44:37 PM
N. bulbocodium graelsii forma lutea   Cadalso de los Vidrios, Madrid, RDD coll.
N. triandrus triandrus var. loiseleurii (x2) Galicia, RDD coll.
N. papyraceus 'Ziva'
Title: Re: Narcissus April 2021
Post by: Palustris on April 14, 2021, 03:58:25 PM
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The flower on this is no more than 1 cm across. So the question is, is this just a  hungry plant or is there a form as tiny as this? And if so what is it?
Title: Re: Narcissus April 2021
Post by: Nik on November 07, 2021, 12:22:38 PM
Volunteer in our front yard from the beginning of April, hence posted here.
Do you think it looks interesting enough to keep?
Title: Re: Narcissus April 2021
Post by: Guff on November 29, 2021, 02:14:16 AM
Patch of Daffodils Spring 2021, grown from seed. I should have kept collecting seeds over the years,  would have thousands now.

I was going to dig them up and plant between my hedge of Tree Peonies, but didn't have time this year.


Title: Re: Narcissus April 2021
Post by: Jeffnz on November 29, 2021, 02:51:52 AM
Do your daffs need to be hand pollinated to set seed?
Title: Re: Narcissus April 2021
Post by: Guff on November 29, 2021, 04:17:27 AM
 Jeff, I havenít done any crosses in years. These small Daffodils do set lots of seeds on their own. I think mice, chipmunks must eat the seeds if not collected. I donít see seedlings other then where I had originally planted seeds years ago.
Title: Re: Narcissus April 2021
Post by: Jeffnz on November 29, 2021, 06:49:07 PM
Lyn
We never see any seed set on our daffs, this year decided to try HP, seed did set so will see what comes the future brings. 
Title: Re: Narcissus April 2021
Post by: Guff on November 29, 2021, 08:24:52 PM
I remember reading someplace about Daffodils and Honey bees. Seems they don't care for tall Daffodils pollen, or maybe it's newer hybrids? I don't know much about them, will look come Spring to see if Honey bees are on the mini Daffodils.

Title: Re: Narcissus April 2021
Post by: Jeffnz on November 30, 2021, 01:52:42 AM
https://www.honeybeesuite.com/who-pollinates-the-daffodils/
Found this site with a plausible explanation why modern daffs have no attraction for honey bees. Plant breeders look to produce flowers that satisfy a human need only. I am guilty of this with my hellebore breeding but at least the bees still find the l pollen attractive, in fact the bees often beat me to the pollen shed which can be frustrating but never the less feeds a need.
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