Narcissus Perigord

Rodger Whitlock
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:49:50 PDT
On 27 Mar 2013, at 8:35, Bulborum Botanicum wrote:

> The problem is that these are collected in the wild They look very much like
> Narcissus 'Baths Flame' maybe a natural hybrid or a garden escape ? 

The bon mot is "feral", daffodils that have escaped from cultivation and now 
grow and thrive without human involvement as though they were wild.

Quite common around Victoria BC. N. 'Barrii Conspicuus' grows alongside my long 
driveway, but I didn't plant it there. A modern narcissus cultivar that may be 
heading in this direction is 'Tete a tete', widely sold in pots for early 
spring color, then simply dumped any old place.

Indeed, many old, famous cultivars are long gone but hang on as ferals.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Z. 7-8, cool Mediterranean climate

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