N. cantabricus flos.

kevin inkawhich kevin_ink@mac.com
Sat, 15 Nov 2008 13:22:14 PST
Does the foliage of you N. cantabricus come out long before the flowers?


On Nov 11, 2008, at 1:56 PM, Jane McGary wrote:

> Kevin asked about nonflowering Narcissus cantabricus.
> Perhaps they need more fertilizer, or a different kind. A dry summer
> rest is appropriate for this species, but they should not become
> desiccated, and in Los Angeles that might be happening even if the
> pots are in the shade. In nature they tend to grow in rocky ground
> where the bulbs are protected from excessive drying. Kevin, try
> covering your pots with rounds of styrofoam, that might help. Also,
> how often do you repot them? They should be lifted at least every
> second year and put in fresh gritty soil.
> It's normal for the leaves to emerge in late fall. Depending on the
> subspecies, flowers will appear any time from November to February.
> My first one opened a couple of days ago. I grow them in a plunge
> frame in full sun, but it is much cooler here in summer than in
> southern California.
> Jane McGary
> Northwestern Oregon, USA
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