] Any Narcissus lovers here?

Vlad Hempel via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 02:26:31 PDT
What is meant with "end of April" on Flying Colors is that their newest varieties should become available any day now. I would still recommend to order early, because it is the only way to make sure you get those you want the most, especially on websites like this.
If you like big and showy Narcissus, take a look at division 1 and 2. I would say the historics (anythings registered before 1949) should grow well in heavy soils. There are of course exceptions. Do you know daffseek? With a few queries you can get quite a list to look into later on. It is the best tool for Narcissus.
For pots, I would recommend division 6 and division 7 hybrids. They are generally hardy, not very tall and grow well in pots. Of course, to be safe, you plunge the pots in late fall, so they they do not scumb when it gets really cold.
Is your poeticus still in green when you mown for the first time in the year? This might also be the cause why it is not blooming regularly. I still think it has probably to do with the soil they grow in.
Have a great weekend,

Vlad Hempel

    On Friday, April 23, 2021, 10:17:47 AM GMT+2, Nils Hasenbein via pbs <pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net> wrote:  
 Thanks, Vlad!

No, I didn't know Flying Colors. Great suggestion, and just in time, as 
it seems - new list end of April.

Our garden is large (3000 sqm) and open, so I need large varieties in 
general, and the more subdued the colours are, the more flowers it needs 
to catch the eye in the surrounding landscape. We live on a slope, and 
you can enter the garden via a meadow, where many (small) feet have now 
made a visible path. My long-term project is to highlight that path with 
daffodils planted to its side. I assume that such a display would work 
well with less showy varieties, as the eye is then hopefully caught 
either by some brightly coloured varieties as "focal points", or by the 
overall impression of the arrangement.

Personally, for larger Daffodils, I like white and slightly cream or 
yellow coloured varieties best, so Mount Hood is already on my list. But 
I have also just realized I have to reflect on my preferences in Daffs a 
bit more - in pots, I would go for species or very colourful varieties.

Our poeticus do not increase so far. What I got are single flowers and, 
judging from the foliage, still single bulbs. I'll watch them closely. 
This year, I am just happy they are back.

Have a good weekend, everybody!


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