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Basal rot treatment

A few prized tetraploid tazettas became infected with basal rot. I invented a treatment that successfully cured them. I am not scientist but a gardener and breeder of Narcissus who…

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Narcissus deficiens (miniatus)

My first N.deficiens flowering after just 3 short years from seed. This is my first Narcissus ever to bloom from seed.

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Tazettas by Bill Welch

I wanted to share the many wonderful tazettas supplied by Bill Welch in California, like him my favorite division is 8 and the division I mostly hybridize in. I have…

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Recent autumn blooms

Here are the most recent autumn bloomers, most of these are autumn colors. Many thanks to Bill Welch and Bob Spotts who provided bulbs.

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Daffs opening in SC

some early bloomers opening here in South Carolina! Psuedonarcissus: Maybe butter and eggs? Tete a Tete: Narcissus tazetta from Crete:

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Single Chinese not sterile after all?

There are scientific journals out there that say  N. Tazetta ‘Chinese sacred lily’ or ‘Orientalis’ is sterile. This is because the plant is triploid with 30 chromosomes and this causes pollen…

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