Sue Luken, Indiana

Segovia didn’t come up this year-thoughts?

March 26, 2013

Categories: Bulb Information, Diseases and Pests, Growing Daffodils

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In the fall of 2011, I purchased and planted 10 big, beautiful Segovia Bulbs from a reputable on-line source. Though I’d guess probably all of my daffodils have emerged, that have survived, there is no sign of the Segovia. The cultivar planted within 12″ of Segovia, is up and doing fine. Why would 10 bulbs of a cultivar just not come up, aka die off? This is in a bed, at the end of a row, and everything else in that bed looks fine. It doesn’t look like it was extra wet or anything. The bed contains both standard and mini cultivars.

Is Segovia one that might just be harder to keep/grow for me in my area? I’ve heard friends say that they have repeatedly tried to grow such and such cultivar, but with no success. It keeps dying off. Might Segovia just be one of those cultivars for me?

Should I let the on line source know what happened or not, so they will be informed?

I’m considering buying it again this year, from the same source.



6 responses to “Segovia didn’t come up this year-thoughts?”

  1. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio says:

    Sue, given our strange spring, I wouldn’t give up on those bulbs just yet.  You said you ordered them in the fall of 2011.  Did they come up last year?

  2. Sue Luken, Indiana Sue Luken, Indiana says:

    Thanks Mary Lou.

    Yes, they came up and bloomed wonderfully last spring.  I’ll give them more time if they don’t come up, I’ll reorder them and mention the situation to the vendor.

    Do you have any cultivars that you have repeatedly tried to grow, only to have them repeatedly die?


  3. Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee says:

    Sue, I lost Segovia several times when I planted it in my raised show beds where I usually plant 1-3 bulbs of a variety. That surprised me, as I see it so often at our local shows. I finally ordered 25 bulbs and planted it in the yard and it is multiplying and doing great. It is a late miniature and mine is still not in bloom, though there is a lot of foliage, so maybe yours will still show up and bloom this year!

  4. Jaydee Ager, Georgia says:

    I, too, have had problems keeping Segovia.  I ordered it again last fall.  Hope springs eternal.  It hasn’t yet bloomed this spring.  Wait, what spring?  I believe I might even be able to enter blooms in the National Show on 12 APR.  Between a lot of new bulbs that were not  planted until JAN 1, and our continuing cold spring temperatures, my daffodils are blooming much later than what would be considered normal.  I’m in middle Georgia, in the southeastern US, and am in USDA zone 8b.  I bought some new bulbs last year, for the first time in a while.  I’m getting ready for my coming retirement.  Smiling.

    Jaydee Atkins Ager

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  5. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio says:

    Sue, I had a wonderful clump of Segovia many years ago when I lived in Tennessee, but I’ve never been able to duplicate that here in Ohio.  I don’t have it now, and have tried it several times here.  I’ve had trouble with quite a few miniatures.

  6. Sue Luken, Indiana Sue Luken, Indiana says:

    Thank you everyone.

    I  too will give it at least a second chance, and  order 10 bulbs and plant  them in 2 or 3 entirely different locations this fall.   Since it was planted so late in 2011, I had ‘three stems’ for a Blue Ribbon bloom in Baltimore in 2012.

    I scratched in the mulch yesterday and there is no sign of it, and in poking around, there appear to be hollow places in the soil, meaning they are just gone.