A new year and more flowers on a surprise bulb! Narcissus romieuxii (or a hybrid of it) came as seeds in a trough from the 2010 NARGS winter study weekend in Portland. The soil was used planting mix from Jane McGary. Last year there was one flower; this year there are four with one more to open. This is a good doer.
A few of mine:-
N. ex Nylon Group
and one more, Narcissus romieuxii x bulbocodium
Some more daffs in bloom now:
a tazetta (8WY), possibly an old cultivar
A recent tazetta hybrid
A N.cyclamineus hybrid, 'Leslie Patrick' from Col Drewitt,
A 10 WW, raised by Rod Barwick (Glenbrook Bulb Farm, Tasmania) in his "Little Detective" series, possibly 'Kholmes' or 'Smarple'
This seedling appeared near the above but is a 10WY, and seems to be bulking up nicely,
Stunning! The hoop types are especially fun!
Fermi, some very special dwarf narcissi there... really like Taztep.
Nice, Fermi! I'll admit to having "daff envy". In my garden, the bulb flies wreck every bulb.
Taztep isn't quite a dwarf, but it's not as large as some of the other Tazettas.
you have my sympathy, I think we have the lesser Narcissus fly here but I'm hoping that the larger one hasn't made it to Australia yet!
Here are some pics from a week or so ago:
'Rapture' (6YY), a good garden daffodil and still winning prizes on the show bench
Narcissus 'Cloth of Gold', a multi-headed type than has clumped up nicely - must remember to divide it soon!
One of Graham Fleming's Keira Bulbs "Hybrid hoops"
One of Lawrence Trevanion's Apodanthe hybrids, this one is definitely a mini!