seed setting in Narcissus fernandessii

Thu, 01 Nov 2012 14:55:26 PDT
Hello Ina !

The longer they stay in the same pot without repotting the more flower you 
will get.
By repotting they will just put up more leafs and you will get fewer 

All is well , winter is here.
Take care of yourself and the dog!

Hugs Alf
From: "Ina" <>
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 9:56 PM
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Subject: [pbs] re seed setting in Narcissus fernandessii

> When I had only one bulb, the flowers set seed.  When there were more,
> the following season, there was less seed per flower.  This year there
> is quite a clump of them and no seed at all.  It is not lack of bees as
> other trees and flowers set seed very well.  Which makes me wonder, can
> seed set be affected by how much space there is?
> These bulbs are in a pot as they are strongly scented and it is the only
> way to get the benefit of that.  And I do repot, so it is not that there
> is no fertility in the soil.
> -- 
> Ina Crossley
> Auckland New Zealand  Zone 10
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