Narcissus pseudonarcissus. 1b(B) - classic daffodils with large flowers. White/yellow flowers, corona small. From Spain, France and Italy. A very variable species both in size and in color (white to yellow or bicolored) and the ancestor of most of the hybrids of the Division I. Perhaps someone can help me identify which subspecies this one is, blooming in January 2005. First photo by Mary Sue Ittner, second photo by Angelo Porcelli showing a bicolored form wild collected.
Photos from Mark Brown, showing plants growing wild in France.
Narcissus pseudonarcissus ssp. eugeniae (syn. N. eugeniae). A smaller version, from central Spain. Some authorities list this as a separate species. Photo by John Lonsdale.
Narcissus pseudonarcissus ssp. minor see Narcissus minor. Although this species is now included as a subspecies of pseudonarcissus, it is most commonly known and sold as "N. minor" so we keep it there.
Narcissus pseudonarcissus ssp. pseudonarcissus is a native (or naturalized, according to some botanists) wildflower of England, once called the 'Lenten' or 'Lent lily'. Photos by David Pilling, taken in the Lake District.
Narcissus pseudonarcissus ssp. pugsleyanus. Similar to N. nobilis, but smaller. Spain.
Narcissus pseudonarcissus var. 'Gerardes Double English Daffodil' (syn. flore pleno)
Double forms of Narcissus pseudonarcissus have been treasured by gardeners for centuries. John Gerarde's (author of The Herball, or Generall Historie of Plantes 1597) form dates back to the early 17th century. It has been speculated (by Pugsley) that the occurrence of doubles in an area is a signal of previous cultivation of Narcissus there. Photographs and names by Mark Brown.
Narcissus pseudonarcissus f. lobularis Narcissus lobularis is not a recognised name in many arrangements of the species of Narcissus including the one used here. However it is a name which often appears in adverts for bulbs. It has been suggested as a synonym for several subspecies of Narcissus pseudonarcissus. The vendor of the bulbs shown below said that it is "the original wild daffodil of which Shakespeare wrote in a 'A Winters Tale', Daffodils, That come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of March with beauty.". It looks similar to Narcissus pseudonarcissus ssp. pseudonarcissus but is smaller - 15 cm against 45 cm. Photos by David Pilling of plants in 8" pots.
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