Pacific BX 89

Rodger Whitlock
Wed, 11 May 2005 08:25:17 PDT
On 10 May 05 at 6:58, Dell Sherk wrote:

> 11. Narcissus 'King Alfred'. They bloomed
> wonderfully here but I think these particular
> narcissus need more cold than we get here in
> winter (which is about no cold at all) and
> would naturalize better for people in zone 8
> and colder.

Unless this is a very old planting where considerable care 
has been taken in the labelling, it's unlikely that this is
really 'King Alfred'. According to what I've read, the real 
'King Alfred' was long ago supplanted in commerce by other 
cultivars of similar appearance.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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