Extended bloom of bulbocodium types

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Sat, 05 May 2007 12:10:53 PDT
I haven't followed the discussion for a couple of weeks, having been 
traveling, but I noticed:

>In a message dated 5/5/2007 4:34:43 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
>jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com writes:
>Narcissus bulbocodium graelsii tall form has provided a real surprise. It
>first bloomed a few weeks ago; when the first flower faded, it thought that
>was it. But eventually a second scape appeared and flowered.

I think this must be the plant I distributed (with stated reservations 
about the name) as "Narcissus bulbocodium ssp graellsii, tall form." I got 
it under the name N. graellsii, but I now doubt that it belongs in the 
graellsii taxon, although it does flower late. The flowers are dark whereas 
all the other plants I have under this name are pale yellow, and it really 
is pretty tall. It is more likely N. bulbocodium ssp. bulbocodium, or a 
hybrid within the bulbocodium complex.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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