Narcissus 2014

Submitted by Cockcroft on Thu, 01/23/2014 - 13:07

I had a nice surprise in the greenhouse this week.  In 2009, as a doorprize from the Portland Western Winter Study Weekend, I took home a trough that had been planted using soil from Jane McGary.  As bulbs germinated, I transferred them to a pot and ignored them.  This week this narcissus showed its first flower.  Thank you, Jane!

Can anyone put a name to this little darling?

  

   

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Submitted by Fermi on Fri, 01/24/2014 - 04:23

Hi Claire,

it looks like Narcissus romieuxii or one of the hybrids - I've found that these hoops can be a bit promiscuous and it's difficult to be exact about parentage. It looks to be a good sort whatever it's called,

cheers

fermi


Submitted by Cockcroft on Fri, 01/24/2014 - 10:59

In reply to by Fermi

Thanks, Fermi.  That's what I was thinking, but I'm no expert with narcissus.  The bulb flies here pretty much killed my interest of the beautiful bulbs years ago.  As this one is in the greenhouse, I might be able to keep it for a while.  Here's hoping!


Our daffodil season has started with one of the true autumn flowerers, Narcissus obsoletus ( which I received as N. serotinus, but I believe the name has been changed). N. viridiflorus is also in bloom but I picked the flower to take to a Victorian Daffodil Society meeting today!

cheers

fermi


At the Victorian Daffodil Society's meeting last Sunday we had Lawrence Trevanion from Canberra as guest speaker. Lawrence has been breeding an incredible range of daffodils and one of his specialties is autumn flowering daffs! He had some of his Narcissus elegans hybrids (with N. tazetta) and I got a few to bring home for the pollen! I took these pics the next morning,

Narcissus elegans Hybrid #1 Narcissus elegans Hybrid #1 Narcissus elegans Hybrid #2 Narcissus elegans Hybrid #2 Narcissus elegans Hybrid #3

cheers

fermi


Another pot of Narcissus obsoletus is now in flower

Narcissus obsoletus

And in the garden the clump of  Narcissus viridiflorus is coming into bloom

Narcissus viridiflorus

cheers

fermi


Like Claire's this is a "volunteer" hoop petticoat daffodil - either a seedling or a bulblet which was potted up with another plant and now flowering nicely in its own pot.

volunteer hoop petticoat daffodil

This is a viridiflorus hybrid raised by Lawrence Trevanion called Viriquilla (Narc Limequilla x N. Emerald Sea)

Narc Viriquilla

This is a hybrid I raised by crossing Narc. bulbocosdium ssp graelsii X N. Mondieu

Narc.bulb.ssp.grael. x Mondieu

cheers

fermi

 


There've been a lot more daffs in bloom since my last posting! Sorry for the delay, folks.

Here are some taken this morning, first 3 views of the 6 Y-Y, 'Papa Snoz' from Graham at Keira Bulbs, Canberra,

 

Narcissus 'Papa Snoz' Narcissus 'Papa Snoz' Narcissus 'Papa Snoz'

some seedlings raised from AGS Seedex as Narcissus romieuxii, a nice form,

Narcissus romieuxii

cheers

fermi


Yes, Trond, everyone shouldsmiley

This is a Narcissus cyclamenius hybrid I got from a friend who said it was "Tatiana x N.cyclamineus" - I think he meant 'Titania', but I now call it "Tatiana"!

 

Narcissus "Tatiana" (maybe Titania) x N. cyclamineus

This little N.bulbocodium is from seed of the 10W-W, called Smarple which was a cross by Rod Barwick (Glenbrook Bulb Farm, Tasmania) between N.b.conspicuus and N.cantabricus foliosus, so it seems to have reverted to one of its grandparents! I wasn't impressed with it but now realise it's the earliest of the yellow "hoops" in my garden! I'd say it's actually a 10 G-Y,

Narc. seedling 10 G-YNarc. seedling 10 G-Y  

Lastly this is another deliberate hybrid (well, as deliberate as I get - basically the parents were in flower at the same time!) using Narcissus romieuxii as the seed parent and pollen from N.r.'Mondieu',

Narc. romieuxii x N. Mondieu

cheers

fermi


From last week (end of July) a pic of more seedlings in the garden. the parent is either 'Smarple' or 'Kholmes' 10-W-W but one seedling is a brilliant 10 W-Ycheeky

Narcissus seedlings including 10 W-Y

Another of Lawrence Trevanion's "green" daffs from 'Hillstar' x 'Emerald Sea', 'Viristar' which opens greenish and fades to white,

Narcissus 'Viristar' 7 W-W

cheers

fermi


Thanks for sharing, Fermi.  Bulb flies (2 types) have made growing narcissus in the garden here impossible.  Growing them under other plants, in the shade, etc. -- nothing deters the little buzzers.  frown


Yes, I think we have the lesser narcissus fly here - I once dug a bulb which had maggots in itsurprise and some bulbs just never re-emergesad

Here are some more daffs in the garden,

KB-M-34-2000

KB-6 WW -4 -08

Kevin's Cross

cheers

fermi

 


More daff pics!

First a clump of one of Glenbrook Bulb Farms' "Little Detective series" - possibly Galligaskins or Kholmes

Narc GBF "little detecive series"

Next one of Lawrence Trevanions's Narcissus fernandesii v cordubensis x Narc. fern v. cord crosses,

Narc. fernandesii v. cordubensis

Another of Keira Bulbs' Narc. cyclamineus hybrids, KB-N-28-2000,

Narc KB-N-28-2000

cheers

fermi

 


Submitted by Fermi on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 07:12

In reply to by Fermi

More daffs in our garden,

Firstly another "Little Detective" - 'Kojak'

Second, a N. cyclamineus hybrid, 'Mitzy', which should fade to a 6 W-W,

Third, grown from seed collected in Spain by Rafa Dominguez, Narcissus cantabricus,

cheers

fermi

 


Narcissus 'Taztep' is another one from Lawrence Trevanion in Canberra,

Narc. Taztep

I got two bulbs as Narcissus hispanicus and you can see the difference in this pic! perhaps one is forma gigantea?cheeky

Narcissus hispanicus

cheers

fermi

 

 

 

 


[quote=Fermi]I got two bulbs as Narcissus hispanicus and you can see the difference in this pic! perhaps one is forma gigantea?cheeky[/quote]

Either one would be nice!

I've been enjoying all you guys' pics from down under.  Someday I'll see if I can defy the "edict" that species daffs don't grow up here.  But gee, I don't know where the time goes.....


Submitted by Toole on Wed, 08/20/2014 - 02:59

In reply to by RickR

Some lovely Narcissus you have shown Fermi.

Here's a yummy New Zealand raised cultivar of which I was given a bulb or two last year.

Narcissus 'Ngaire Rogers 'which I understand consistently has 10–12 perianth segments and is a good multipler.

Registered as an early dwarf.

  

I have a number of various spring pics to post when the time allows this weekend.

Cheers Dave.


That's definitely yummy, Dave!

I see on Daffseek that it's registered as Div 12 - Miscellaneous!

Here are a few more pics from the garden,

Narcissus 'Jumblie' - the sibling to 'Tete a tete' and 'Quince' - growing under a Washington Thorn,

Narcissus Jumblie

Narcissus x intermedius

Narcissus x intermedius

Narcissus 'Mitimoto'

Narcissus Mitimoto

cheers

fermi

 

 


Some Narc. cyclamineus hybrids - the first from Alec Gray, registered in1955, the rest from Keira Bulbs a bit more recentlycheeky

Narcissus 'Mitzy'

Narc. KB-6 W-P-2-08

Narc. KB 6Y-OR-1-03

seedling #1. KS-2-2013

cheers

fermi


[quote=Fermi]

This is a hybrid I raised by crossing Narc. bulbocosdium ssp graelsii X N. Mondieu

Narc.bulb.ssp.grael. x Mondieu

[/quote]

The first flower of the 3 seedlings from that cross opened over a month ago and now the 2nd and 3rd seedlings are still in flower. The 3rd has produced a 2" (5cm) wide flower!

Narcissus bulbocodium ssp graellsii x 'Mondieu' sdgs #2 and #3Narcissus bulbocodium ssp graellsii x 'Mondieu' sdgs #2 and #3

cheers

fermi

 

 

 

 


'Rapture'

'Rapture'

A new one from Col Drewitt, 'Patrick Leslie'

'Patrick Leslie'

I received this as " a jonquilla hybrid" - it's a N. triandrus x jonquilla - possibly the NZ raised 'Hawera'

A Narciss triandrus x jonquilla hybrid, possibly 'Hawera'

This is 'Fenben' one of Rod Barwick's little jonquilla hybrids,

'Fenben'

cheers

fermi

 


Submitted by Fermi on Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:40

In reply to by Fermi

First flower emerging on Narcissus (bulbocodium ssp) obesus

Narcissus obesus

Another Narc. bulbocodium hybrid from Keira Bulbs, KS-BH-1-02, a 10 W-Y with bigger flowers than 'Mitimoto'

Narc. KS-BH-1-02

cheers

fermi


A view of one of the bulb beds, featuring daffs, with a bunch of Keira Bulbs Narc triandrus hybrids towards the front,

Daffodli bed

cheers

fermi


It's spring so there are a lot of daffs in flower! Here are some "multi headed" ones open today,

A tiny 'Apodanthe Hybrid" from Lawrence Trevanion,

Apodanthe Hybrid narcissus

'Quail'

'Quail'

a tazetta 'HooPoe'

'HooPoe'

'Pueblo'

'Pueblo'

cheers

fermi

 


A little white trumpet 'Elka'

Elka

A very orangey jonquilla hybrid, 'Kedron'

Kedron

'Ruddynosey' and 'Dovekie'

'Ruddynosey' and 'Dovekie'

 

'Bell Song', a pink cupped jonquilla hybrid

Bell Song

cheers

fermi

 


'Cherie' 7 WP

Narcissus'Cherie' 7WPNarcissus'Cherie' 7WP

A split-cup jonquill, 'Bella Estrella' 11a W-Y

Bella Estrella 11a WY

'Pueblo' 7 WW which opened yellow (see post above) and fades to white

Narcissus 'Pueblo' 7 WW

'Intrique' 7 YW -the back of the flower shows the white base to the petals,

Narcissus 'Intrigue' 7 YW

'Bantam' 2 Y-YOO - a dwarf to intermediate form so quite suitable for the Rock Garden,

Narcissus 'Bantam'

cheers

fermi


Some of the last daffs for awhile:

A late flowering Narcissus bulbocodium grown from seed received from a SRGC Forumist in Portugal

Narcissus bulbocodium ex Portugal

A multi-headed double tazetta, 'Sir Winston Churchill'

Narcissus 'Sir Winston Churchill'Narcissus 'Sir Winston Churchill'

cheers

fermi


I think this is the last of the spring daffs for us:

Narcissus 'La Belle' 7Y-YYO opens yellow and fades to near white (to my eye, but still considered Y)

Narcissus 'La Belle' openningNarcissus 'La Belle' 3 days laterNarcissus 'La Belle' 3 days later

cheers

fermi