John McLennan, New Zealand

branches of family tree

July 24, 2009
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Categories: Bulb Information, Growing Daffodils

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Hi Daffnetters,
We are slowerly  moving into spring  —  a few warm  days  and  nights  ,  no frosts  and quite noticeable growth.
 
Erlicheer  is in  full flush in the North  Island  and is now in all  supermarkets  and florist  shops .
It is a sport of the tazetta  –  White  Pearl —  and thus does prefer warmer conditions.
Although it grows well here , near the coast and with ( usually )  no severe frosts  , I  think the taller , better
quality flowers are marketed  by Auckland  and  Bay  Of  Plenty ( Tauranga  ) area growers.
South  Island growers find that it struggles in cooler , longer  winters  and is usually  shorter and considerably later
the further South  you  go. North  Island growers  send a lot of cheer to the bigger  S I citys ;  I ,m not sure if it is
grown as a  market flower  or just for bulbs and home gardens in the  South  Island.
 
I would be interested in its  growing range  overseas  .
Would expect it to thrive in the southern and coastal  U S A  .
The southern  U K  should  be  O K . Probably  to cold in  Scotland.  Ireland  ??.
 
It is a very steady seller  in N Z , the strong  fragrance  can be a  little  overpowering.
 
The  erlicheer  family  has  many  branches.
 
Cheers  John.

3 responses to “branches of family tree”

  1. Melissa Reading says:


    John:
    Here in central California, about 50 miles from the coast and at the latitude of San Francisco, Erlicheer in a garden location that is watered year round is a very happy plant.  It blooms steadily from October to March, and attains a stem length exceeding 0.5 meter.  (I’ve never thought to measure it, but it is very long.)  I keep it far from the house because of the overpowering scent, which I enjoy only in small doses.  Our summers are hot, and while winters may bring a few frosts, we are a climate where citrus grows, and experiences only occasional tip freezing. 
    Melissa

    At 03:24 AM 7/24/2009,  title= wrote:

    Hi Daffnetters,
    We are slowerly moving into spring — a few warm days and nights , no frosts and quite noticeable growth.
     
    Erlicheer is in full flush in the North Island and is now in all supermarkets and florist shops .
    It is a sport of the tazetta – White Pearl — and thus does prefer warmer conditions.
    Although it grows well here , near the coast and with  ( usually ) no severe frosts , I think the taller , better
    quality flowers are marketed by Auckland and Bay Of Plenty ( Tauranga ) area growers.
    South Island growers find that it struggles in cooler , longer winters and is usually shorter and considerably later
    the further South you go. North Island growers send a lot of cheer to the bigger S I citys ; I ,m not sure if it is
    grown as a market flower or just for bulbs and home gardens in the South Island.
     
    I would be interested in its growing range overseas .
    Would expect it to thrive in the southern and coastal U S A .
    The southern U K should be O K . Probably to cold in Scotland. Ireland ??.
     
    It is a very steady seller in N Z , the strong fragrance can be a little overpowering.
     
    The erlicheer family has many branches.
     
    Cheers John.


     

  2. Joanna Lloyd Tilghman says:
    Erlicheer grows very well for me on the Eastern Shore of Maryland — a mid-Atlantic state.  I am on the water (estuary of the Chesapeake Bay).  Our winters are not very severe — at least they haven’t been lately.  Many stems have as many as 10 to 15 flowers with wonderful fragrance.

    Joanna Tilghman

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  3. Edith Godfrey says:

    John,

    I saw Erlicheer growing very well in a state park just outside Phoenix, Arizona.  It was in a rocky gorge that had a small stream running through it, at least during the winter months.  Temperatures were in the high 80’s F.  This was late February this year.

    Edie Godfrey

    Minnetrista, Minnesota (Erlicheer doesn’t survive up here in Ag Zone 4b.)