June 29, 2018

Categories: General, Growing Daffodils, Weather and Temperature

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We have had a relatively mild, but wet, winter in Christchurch with few frosts. Each year I judge my season by when Bambi opens and take August 10th as normal. Bambi opened today, six weeks ahead of time.
In the pots we have had a wonderful display of romieuxii and cantabricus species and hybrids. May be I’ll have some for Minneapolis next year. I have mentioned one of the romieuxii before. As the flower buds appear there are three definite levels of buds. I took the pot to our Garden group in the first week of June. A month later the pot is still a mass of flowers. I see the succession flowering as a survival mechanism. If the first flowers don’t pollinate then there are two later opportunities for seed development. Photo is a couple of years ago. This year it has even more flowers in spite of being divided and repotted.

David Adams

N romiexii sps

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3 Responses to Bambi

  1. Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee
    Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee
    June 29, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Hi, David,  What a gorgeous pot of flowers!  I looked up Bambi on Daffseek and a different cultivar shows up there, a 1 W-Y from the Netherlands before 1948.  Where does your Bambi come from?  Glad to hear you might be in Minneapolis next year!

  2. Malcolm Wheeler, New Zealand
    Malcolm Wheeler, New Zealand
    June 29, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Thats a nice pot of romiexii David

  3. David Adams, New Zealand
    June 29, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    Hi Becky,
    My message was confusing. The story was about Bambi but the addition to the story and the photo was about a clone of romieuxii that I have also flowering month ahead of normal.
    I see that there is a photo of my Bambi on Daffseek.