Puervian Daffodils

schoolhouse_gwMarch 12, 2011

Bought two boxes of these awhile ago while at the hardware buying more primer. Two bulbs to a box. I think I've read here on Cott.Garden people grow these. Summer blooming? I was surprised to see daffodils to be planted in Spring instead of Fall.

I'd like to have more white in the garden this year, so these will give a nice touch.

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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

I've grown these bulbs in the past, they're not winter hardy for me in zone 8 so I grew mine in pots. If you want to plant them out you'll have to dig and store the bulbs for the winter. I had several different cultivars back in the 80's very pretty and fragrant too :).

Annette

    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 12:22PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

"I was surprised to see daffodils to be planted in Spring instead of Fall." Schoolhouse, they're only called 'daffodils' because of a superficial resemblance in the flowers. Thay are not true Narcissus but Hymenocallis and flower in Summer hence the Spring planting. Not hardy in UK either, Annette.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 1:05PM
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schoolhouse_gw

Oh, I guess I'd better read the box to see if I have to dig them up this Fall. Thanks.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 1:39PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Well, you know what they say... 'if all else fails read the instructions.' ;) Hope they grow for you, schoolhouse, they look lovely.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 2:55PM
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