Narcissus bulbocodium in Northern gardens

Peter Taggart
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:14:12 PST
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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