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An Autumn Poetaz.

November 8, 2018
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Four years ago in the autumn I flowered a bulb of ‘Max’s Poet’ that was being turned around from New Zealand. It coincided with the autumn tazetta N. obsoletus in…

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N. x perezlarae

October 30, 2018
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Narcissus x perezlarae occurs as the natural wild hybrid between N. cavanillesii and N. miniatus.  Several years ago Theo Sanders sent me a large shipment of bulbs of hybrids between…

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Narcissus miniatus

October 22, 2018
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I have been line breeding N. miniatus through several generations trying to make ever more rounded flowers. They are just starting to bloom now. When they appear I know that…

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Narcissus deficiens?

October 21, 2018
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The name N. deficiens is sometimes used for N. miniatus. It is derived from an old description of a Narcissus that flowered in cultivation that did not have a corona…

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The saga of an interesting autumn bloomer

October 17, 2018
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Back in 2001 I placed pollen of John Hunter’s Emerald Sea onto a flower of N. cavanillesii. Eventually a plant from the cross flowered and then did so for several…

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‘Verdant Sparks’

December 7, 2017
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My stocks of ‘Verdant Sparks’ have multiplied satisfactorily. It was down to only a couple of bulbs a few years ago.  Here is the row today with masses of the…

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