N. cantabricus flos.

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Sun, 16 Nov 2008 04:33:03 PST
Hi all,

Here in central Indiana, USDA cold zone 5, I've not had good luck with the 
Narcissus cantabricus forms I've raised from seed.  They do not survive at 
all outdoors in the ground, and in the cool greenhouse they dwindle away, 
almost never blooming.

N. calcicola, N. rupicola, N. assoanus, and N. fernandesii have survived in 
the raised bed rock garden for several years.  Only N. calcicola and N. 
fernandesii still survive, and only calcicola blooms now.  None of these 
did well in pots in the cool greenhouse!

N. bulbocodium conspicuus and N. b. nivalis survive outdoors in the ground 
in regular flower beds, but I think only conspicuus is still blooming each 

Jim Shields
in chilly, rainy central Indiana (USA)

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:    http://www.shieldsgardens.com/
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
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