Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio

Daffodils blooming now–week 2

March 27, 2020

Categories: General, Growing Daffodils

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The weather has not been great for daffodils–sunny and warm one day, rainy and stormy the next.  Tomorrow it’s supposed to be near 80F, so I expect some wilting.  Color has not been great.   Top row, left to right: ‘Geometrics’, N. fernandesii var. cordubensis (known in some places as N. cerrolazae), and ‘Honeybird’.  Bottom  photo is ‘Lemon Desire’.

5 Responses to Daffodils blooming now–week 2

  1. Theo Sanders, Germany
    Theo Sanders, Germany
    March 28, 2020 at 12:19 am

    Mary Lou,

    I see you can grow N. cordubensis outdoors, as do I. It withstands some frost good.


  2. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    March 28, 2020 at 8:14 am

    Hi Theo,

    Yes, N. fern. var. cordubensis grows well outdoors here, as do many others in the Jonquilla Section.  The exception is N. assoanus which barely survives here.  And those in the Apodanthi Section, like N. rupicola and N. scaberulus  just do not survive at all.  I have N. jonquilla from various places which do well.

    Mary Lou

  3. Lewis Turner, Maryland
    Lewis Turner, Maryland
    March 29, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    One daffodil seedling of mine blooming this week that has been a good garden flower in bloom now, my seeling 97-22, put on a nice display this year. The flowers of all that bloomed were quite well-formed. –Plus the orange color of the perianth was quite noticeable this year, though the orange is a light orange. It is an intermediate. The diameter is 76mm.

  4. Lewis Turner, Maryland
    Lewis Turner, Maryland
    March 30, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Here is one from a few years back goring in my garden, and it is still an excellent daffodil!  It is Loch Lundie.

  5. David Adams, New Zealand
    March 30, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    It has good form here every year.