James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Wed, 04 Nov 2009 06:01:09 PST
Dear friends,

	I have grown the "hardy Tazzetta' Narcissus 'Minnow' for a 
number of years and find it not very satisfactory. The bulb seems 
hardy enough, but foliage is always badly hurt by winter freezes and 
flowers are pitiful. Basically an ugly mess at spring bloom time.

	Starting a couple of days ago a single flowering stem is up 
with 3 or 4 flowers. The foliage is up too and gorgeous green and 
undamaged by a few light frosts.  Other bulbs seem fully dormant.

	We have had a very moist year with ample rain in every month 
and good soil moisture. No hard freezes yet.

	This is the first time I have had this very out-of-season 
flowering on 'Minnow' .

	This is a pretty common cv. When  does in bloom in a more 
moderate climate? And why now?

		Best		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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