Narcissus seed pods

Kathy Stokmanis
Thu, 26 May 2005 17:53:07 PDT
What conditions are required for fertile seed set in Narcissus?  I have 600 + bulbs, 36+ varieties and one pod that actually contains seeds.  Most developed pods but aborted early or were empty upon examination.  It was a wet spring with warm and cool periods following a very mild, wet winter.  I observed insects flying from flower to flower and even hand-pollinated some.   What went wrong?  Too wet?

Kathy Stokmanis
Northern California, Sierrra foothills, zone 8, (Sunset zone 7 but not by my observations), very hot, long dry summers, mild wet winters, no snow this year.

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