Narcissus 2011

Submitted by deesen on

The little Narcissus providing a blaze of colour in the greenhouse at the moment.

Narcissus romieuxii ex JCA 805 'Julia Jane'. Not the real 'Julia Jane' I'm told so I have inserted 'ex' on my label. The original JJ was selected and named by the late, and much missed, Jim Archibald from a batch of seed collected in Morocco in 1963 and I can't be sure that my bulbs were vegetatively produced. Still look nice though.

Narcissus bulbocodium var. genuinus.

A cross made by the Northern Irish Daff specialist Brian Duncan-Narcissus bulbocodium Moroccan Form x bulbocodium nivalis.

Narcissus cantabricus var. foliosus.


Submitted by jshields on Tue, 02/01/2011 - 13:38

My lone little pot of N. cantabricius foliosus bloomed last year in the greenhouse, but the buds seem to be blasting this year.  Maybe I left it outside too late into the season this time.

Submitted by deesen on Fri, 02/04/2011 - 08:53

The first Narcissus I've grown from seed to flowering-sown August 2007. Seed from the SRGC Seed Ex. labelled Narcissus romieuxii 'Primrose Yellow'.

Submitted by Paul T on Fri, 02/04/2011 - 14:18

Congratulations, David.  Well done.

Submitted by WimB on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 08:42

This very small Narcissus is flowering with me for the first time:

Narcissus hedraeanthus

Submitted by RickR on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 15:11

Nice to see all of you from "over there".  Thanks for droppin' in and brightening our winter days!

Wim, is that Narcissus supposed to be nearly stemless, or do you suspect it is just with the maiden flower?

Submitted by WimB on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 23:37


that species is supposed to stay so small. it's divided in two subsp. This is the key to the two subsp. of N. hedraeanthus in the Flora Iberica:

N. hedraeanthus
1) Flowers sessile, pedicels rarely up to 0.6 mm, 'perianth tube' (10.2) 12.1 - 16,6 (18,9) mm ......................................... a. subsp. hedraeanthus
2) Flowers semi-sessile, pedicels (0.9) 1.3-2.6 (2.9) mm, 'perianth tube' (16.6) 17.8 - 20.8 (24.8) mm .............................. b. subsp. luteolentus

two days ago I discovered there's a type of N. hedraeanthus which grows "a lot" heigher. You can see here:

Submitted by Paul T on Thu, 02/10/2011 - 00:00


I just love the Narcissus hedraeanthus.  Such a little beauty by the look of it.  8)

Submitted by LucS on Sun, 02/13/2011 - 05:52

A dwarf narcissus flowering in the rockgarden now (without winter protection or annual summer lifting to give it a dry summer rest):
Narcissus bulbocodium var. genuinus x narcissus albidus

Submitted by Boland on Sun, 02/13/2011 - 17:29

I am so depressed with all the snow in my will be months before I see any narcissus.  These are beauties!  Thanks for sharing.

Submitted by LucS on Tue, 02/15/2011 - 13:20

A few more while you wait for the spring to come.
Narcissus romieuxii ssp. pallidus
Narcissus zaianicus var. lutescens x N. cantabricus (seed raised, variabel)
Narcissus albidus ssp occidentalis

Submitted by LucS on Tue, 02/15/2011 - 13:27

And a nice small species with typical upright flowers. Unfortunately not extremely hardy, so placed in a cold greenhouse.
Narcissus cantabricus ssp eualbidus

Submitted by Paul T on Wed, 02/16/2011 - 03:36

Beautiful, Luc.

I've not seen the upward facing pure white before?  By the subspecies declaration I am assuming it is naturally occurring..... very nice!!

Thanks for showing us. 8)

Submitted by LucS on Wed, 02/16/2011 - 12:34

Paul wrote:

Beautiful, Luc.

I've not seen the upward facing pure white before?  By the subspecies declaration I am assuming it is naturally occurring..... very nice!!

Thanks for showing us. 8)

The name of this Spanish plant could also be N. cantabricus ssp. cantabricus var. eualbidus

Submitted by Paul T on Wed, 02/16/2011 - 16:02


So it is a variety of cantabricus rather than a naturally occurring ssp then?  So very different to have such upward facing flowers like that, which is why I ask.  I know a lot are well above horizontal, but that is almost celestial viewing. ;D

Submitted by LucS on Thu, 02/17/2011 - 05:36

Well Paul,
This one is looking up at the stars every year, or it wants to look taller.

Submitted by deesen on Mon, 02/21/2011 - 07:00

Chucking it down with rain here today and I've got time on my hands sooooo thought I might post some pics of Narcissus particularly for you folks who have snow up to their chins. Apologies to SRGC Forumists who will have seen them before.

The first two are of Narcissus x susannae (N cantabricus ssp. monopyllus x N triandrus ssp. pallidulus) sometimes also described as x litigiosus.

Followed by a three of N. 'Antiquera' which is really N. cantabricus ssp. cantabricus.

Submitted by deesen on Mon, 02/21/2011 - 07:09

Some more:-

Two versions I have that are alleged to be Narcissus asturiensis from two different nurseries but both lack the typical constricted corona. The best suggestion have is that both could either be hybrids with some asturiensis "blood", or N. minor or N. nanus. One pic of version 1 and two of version 2.

Followed by three pics of N. 'Mitimoto'. Raised in Australia by Glenbrook (N. Nylon Group x N. bulbocodium var. conspicuus. Becoming avaiable now in the UK.

Submitted by deesen on Mon, 02/21/2011 - 07:12

... and the last.

N. "Bowles' Early Sulphur". A selection made by the great man himself in the 1950s

Submitted by Reed on Mon, 02/21/2011 - 15:09

My Narcissus cyclamineus blooming next to my pond. One of my favorite Narcissus species.

Submitted by LucS on Wed, 02/23/2011 - 10:12

Another example of the result of crossing N. romieuxii zaianicus var. lutescens (yellow) with N. cantabricus (white).

Submitted by LucS on Wed, 02/23/2011 - 10:21

Something different and a lot higher (approx. 30cm) is Narcissus tazetta ssp. grandicrenatus.
The photos show a close-up of the flowers.

Submitted by Mark McD on Wed, 02/23/2011 - 20:25

I think I have a new-found love, dwarf *white* narcissus species and crosses.  Well, I love them all, yellow or white, but the white petunioid forms are particularly captivating.  Thanks for posting all these entrancing small Narcissus.

Submitted by Boland on Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:02

These minis are exquisite.

Submitted by LucS on Thu, 04/07/2011 - 13:31

Flowering in the rockgarden in a semi-shaded spot : Narcissus triandrus

Submitted by Reed on Sat, 04/09/2011 - 23:20

Narcissus cuatrecasii var. eqimonensis blooming now and sweetly scented (native to Spain)

Submitted by Boland on Sun, 05/01/2011 - 15:35

Exquisite narcissus!

My first narcissus of the season opened yesterday...Topolino.

Submitted by deesen on Mon, 05/02/2011 - 12:39

And a very nice one too Todd.

Submitted by Toole on Sun, 05/08/2011 - 03:57

Lovely pics all -here's my contribution ---

A number of the winter flowering Narcissus are just coming into bloom down here.

Close up of a nice sps ,( pure white in colour ,unfortunately because of the light conditions at the time it appears as slight cream). --(label lost many moons ago  :) )

Cheers Dave.

Submitted by Toole on Tue, 05/10/2011 - 01:43

Thank you David. :)

Looks like it's going to be a good flowering season for winter blooming Narcissus here,as we normally don't get a heavy number of blooms in the shady woodland conditions that prevail currently ,with the sun appearing late above ,then disappearing early behind, the trees.

However i have a nice pot of N. romieuxii with over a dozen buds ready to open in the next few days ,as well as a number of other pots showing potential ....

Maybe ,just maybe i will see some colour on N.rom.Julia Jane and N.rom.Joy Bishop for the first time ever in a few weeks or so. :-\ :-\

Cheers Dave.

Submitted by Lori S. on Mon, 05/23/2011 - 12:31

It's narcissus time here...
N. xtriandus 'Thalia'; 'Barrett Browning':

And various others (whose names I am too lazy to look up  :-[):

Submitted by Lori S. on Mon, 05/23/2011 - 12:39

A couple more...
One lonely little N. cyclamineus... wonder if it will last?  Hmm, reconsidering, perhaps this is a washed-out 'Jetfire'?

I love these little "rock garden" types (or so they are described in the catalogues)... 'Sundial':

Submitted by Mark McD on Sat, 05/28/2011 - 20:47

A most cheerful assortment of Narcissus Lori!  More and more I've been looking to add color and texture to the garden, not always getting bogged down in the names, the plants bring cheer with or without the preoccupation of remembering the names first hand.

Submitted by Lori S. on Sat, 05/28/2011 - 21:00

Mark, after just having gone through 5 days of rain, I was reminded of another great thing about daffodils... they stay open, rain or shine! 

Submitted by Lori S. on Tue, 05/31/2011 - 20:52

Another little favorite... about 12" tall with a very flat pleated trumpet.

Submitted by Booker on Wed, 06/01/2011 - 00:50

Found growing in a tiny colony on a steep banking above a very wet grazed meadow in an isolated hamlet in the Picos de Europa National Park. Images captured 24th May 2011.

Narcissus triandrus

Submitted by RickR on Wed, 06/01/2011 - 19:44

Cliff, I just sat and stared at that pic.  There is something about its simplicity and beauty that really catches my eye. 

The bells complete with their own clappers...

Submitted by Fermi on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 17:18

Daffodil season starts in June here - so we nearly co-incide with it where Lori lives!
We've had a lot of "hoop petticoat" types, like this seedling which appeared near a clump of "Smarple" back in July

Some daffodils just starting now
Narcissus 'Slip'ry' - A Glenbrook Bulb Farm hybrid

N.'Orcluse' in the GBF "Little Detective" series

N. 'Ianmon' another GBF hoop

and 'Tracey'


Submitted by Lori S. on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 17:53

Fermi wrote:

Daffodil season starts in June here - so we nearly co-incide with it where Lori lives!

I must say, that is quite mind-bending, Fermi!!

It's lovely to see those beautiful daffs!

Submitted by Fermi on Thu, 08/25/2011 - 02:12

This is a Mitsch intro called "Itzim"

Another GBF "Little detective", "Mitimoto"

Two plants bought under one name! Narcissus hispanicus,

Narcissus cyclamineus

Narcissus cordubensis


Submitted by Kelaidis on Mon, 11/28/2011 - 11:58

Your pix of Narcissi warm the cockles of my heart, Fermi: winter is just underway a reminder that spring will come here too is doubly welcome!