Darrin Ellis-May, Georgia

N. italicus Blooming in GA

February 18, 2019
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Categories: Daffodil Types, Species

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Prior to the late John Lipscomb’s property being sold, Georgia Daffodil Society members were invited to come dig. And we did! This clump of N. italicus sat for 3 years, with never a bloom and of course, no tag. Last year I moved it to the other side of the property, where it currently gets mostly A M light and some radiant heat from the driveway. Low and behold, it ran neck and neck with King Alfred (type) to be 1st Bloom.  These pics are taken 10 days apart, on Feb 08 and today, the 18th.

I’d love to hear how and when it blooms for others.  Tip of the trowel to Sara Van Beck for the I D.

 

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2 Responses to N. italicus Blooming in GA

  1. Jolene Laughlin, Louisiana
    February 20, 2019 at 11:02 am

    Wow! The cup colors are so bright. We have a bunch of them around here (South Louisiana) and they started blooming in late December and early January. This picture of a very rain-battered clump was taken on January 4th. I don’t think that the cups were ever as yellow as yours, and the petals are definitely smaller and wispier. These came from a wooded area and are still in a somewhat shady area due to surrounding trees, so they’ve survived for who knows how long without a lot of sun. I’m sure that plays a role. Also wondering if your colors are brighter due to longer stretches of somewhat colder weather?

  2. John Beck, Illinois
    February 22, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Thanks for the photos
    I am a bit paranoid today
    Found a tick on each of us on the way
    Up Saint Anthony mountain