Narcissus bulbocodium in Northern gardens

clayton3120 clayton3120
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:00:29 PST
Peter is correct in his assessment of Narcissus bulbocodium culture.   I
raise N. bulbocodium  outside in pots, AND in the ground, but out of direct
heavy rain, which, for Seattle gardeners, is the key to may Mediterranean
plants and bulbs.  These bulbs are being raised in USDA zone 8b, so
considerably milder than zone 5-6.   The soil is quite well drained.  It
just may not be the best species for your climate unless you have a cool
Rick K

On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 2:14 PM, Peter Taggart <>wrote:

> I suggest that precocious top growth being damaged by frost may be the
> problem. If by careful siting or other means, the bulbs can be kept fairly
> dry, after rooting until the coldest part of winter is over, early leaf
> growth may be kept to a minimum and the plants take the cold better. As
> they do like water in growth, extra watering and feeding might be required
> in spring in order to compensate for the shortened growing season.
> Peter (UK)
> On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 4:57 PM, <> wrote:
> > Jim,
> >
> >
> > I tried the 'Oregon Strain' without much success.  Only one is coming up
> > this fall, but I haven't checked this week.  I was hoping for better.
>  Down
> > the hill, towards Ithaca, in the local banana belt, they grow it will.
> >
> >         I have tried and never succeeded with Narc. bulbocodium in my
> > outdoor gardens
> > here in Kansas City MO - Zone 5/6.
> >         Has any one tried this ‘Oregon Strain’ in colder climates. What
> > success?        I
> > have planted a few outdoors in a slightly raised bed and others in a pot
> > for the
> > cool GH where I know they do quite well.
> >
> >
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