Longevity in Narcissus cultivars

Kathy Stokmanis vikingdoc@earthlink.net
Tue, 22 Nov 2005 09:40:47 PST
I understand that many of the newer cultivars of Narcissus are not perennial in the home garden, fading after the first or a few years.  How do the developers of these Narcissus grow them to maturity and what can I do to maximize the chances of their return? Some of the cultivars that I recently obtained are Barbie Doll, Dreamlight, Goose Green, Ring of Fire, etc.  Currently most are in pots awaiting our move to our foothill property.  Very free-draining mixture, kept very dry during the summer.  It does hover near freezing at night to provide winter chilling for all but the Pheasant Eye types (and I am even trying those--we'll see this spring).  My climate is almost ideal for daffodils, with hot dry summers and mild, wet winters.

Kathy Stokmanis
Zone 8/9, wet, mild winters, hot, long dry summers.

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