Daffodils/Narcissus for the Southern Gardener

 

                                                                        Southern bulbs for southern gardens,

                                                                       a mix of the very old and the brand new..

 

 

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Lent Lily
N.Pseudonarcissus
n.pseudonarcissus or Lent Lily

 

 

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Double Daffodil

Here in the south we love double daffodils but some are not the easiest to grow. I find it helps to give them afternoon shade. A raised bed with sandy soil and deciduous shrubs will help you grow those borderline doubles you always wanted. Some are tough enough to grow in the lawn. When we receive information from trials or from everyday gardeners we will pass it along to you.

 

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 Narcissus or Daffodils

N. Pink Charm                             2W-WWP                 1977

N. Pink Charm

This is one of the few pinks that will grow in the deep south. Grows in Florida and Texas so it can take the heat. White petals with a large cup. The rim is pink. This one is so pretty we need to plant more of it. Has gained a good reputation across the south.


 

Zones 3 - 8                   12" to 14" Tall     blooms mid spring

 

3 for $5.00                    7 for $11.00        14 for $21.00


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N. Quail                                     7Y-Y                       1974

N. Quail

Excellent daffodil for the south. It made it in Florida and everywhere else. Two to three golden yellow blooms per stem. Very fragrant and it multiplies fast. We grow this one in the lawn.

 

Zones 4 - 9                   12" - 14" Tall       blooms mid spring

 

4 for $5.00                    10 for $12.00       20 for $22.00


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N. Red Devon                                       2Y-O                      1943  rare

N. Red Dawn 
A showy large flower with yellow petals and bright orange cup. It is growing in a raised bed just north of Houston, Texas and is doing good here in north Louisiana. Often overlooked but Fortune is the seed parent and it should be planted more. Tall with bright colors. See more photos of Red Devon in the Gallery.
 
Zones 5 - 8                  24" - 26" Tall      

 

 

3 for $5.00                   7 for $11.00        14 for $21.00


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N. Sagitta                                             1Y-P             new 2007

N. Sagitta
WOW. I fell in love with this one. It is still too new for us to have a lot of information on it but the ADS has it listed as blooming very early and that is a very good thing for this far south. A very large bloom. It has yellow petals and a pink trumpet. We are offering this bulb in small numbers for trial. More photos in the Gallery.
 
Zones 5 - 8 ?                12" - 26" Tall                  Early

 

2 for $5.00                    5 for $12.00                10 for $23.00


 
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N. Saint Keverne                                  2Y-Y              Pre 1934     Historic

N. Saint Keverne  The perfect daffodil for the south. A large showy yellow bloom. Petals and cup are the same color. One of the most basal rot resistant varieties and they are using it to breed better daffodils. Grows Florida to Texas. Award winning and growing in my lawn. Very tough. Multiplies

 

Zones 5 - 9                           16" - 20"  Tall       Blooms early mid spring

 

3 for $5.00                             7 for $11.00        14 for $21.00


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N. Segovia                               3W-Y                       1962

 

N. Segovia 
A lovely white daffodil with a small yellow disc shaped cup. One of my favorites. Growing well in north Louisiana and Mississippi. I have it growing in the lawn shaded part of the day by the house. Award winning with a simple elegance. It blooms late and keeps the show going. There is something soothing about this one. See if you agree. Multiplies.
 
Zones 4 - 8                  10" - 14"  Tall       blooms mid late spring

 

4 for $5.00                   10 for $12.00       20 for $22.00



 
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N. Sempre Avanti                          2W-O                  1938 historic

narcissus sempri avanti 
Large bloom with creamy white petals and pure orange cup. This is a nice change of colors for me at mid spring. Tough enough to grow in Florida. Does better with a little afternoon shade. Often overlooked but deserves to be planted more. Makes a nice clump.
 
Zones 3 - 8                  14" - 16"  Tall      blooms mid spring

 

 

3 for $5.00                    7 for $11.00       14 for $21.00


 
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N. Silver Chimes                                    8W-W            Pre 1916 Historic

N. Silver Chimes 
Perfect for the south. Nodding blooms in clusters. White petals are swept back with small white cups. Will even grow in clay soils. Recommended from Florida to Texas. Blooms late but perfect. Very elegant and tough.
 
Zones  5 - 9                 14" - 18" Tall       blooms late mid spring

 

4 for $5.00                   10 for $12.00       20 for $22.00


 
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N. incomparabilis (Sir Watkin)                                               1868 rare

N. incomparabilis  (Sir Watkins)
This is the daffodil that is growing on old home places across North Louisiana. No longer grown in the Dutch trade but is one of the very best for us. Pretty pale yellow petals with a crinkled darker yellow cup. The petals fade to almost white in our bright southern sun. A clump of these in bloom are as showy as any of the newer varieties. They remind me of yellow butterflies. Charming and Tough! If I could only grow one daffodil this would be the one. Multiplies and will be here for your Great Grandchildren. While the experts debate it's name (Stella?) you and I can be enjoying the blooms. There are so many blooms on most clumps you can barely see the foliage.
Zones  5-8                  16" - 20" Tall                  Blooms mid spring

3 for $5.00                10 for $15.00                 20 for $28.00

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N. Slim Whitman                                    2W-004         1988

N. Slim Whitman 
A sport of Ice Follies. It has the same wide cup only it is orange with a yellow rim. Petals are ivory white. Growing in Texas and north Louisiana. A nice color to add to your planting.
 

 

Zones 3-8                    12"-26" tall          Blooms early mid spring

 

4 for $5.00                   10 for $12.00       20 for $22.00


 
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N. Sweetness                          7Y-Y                      1939 Historic

N. Sweetness 
This is one of the best daffodils ever for the south. Golden yellow flowers with a velvety appearance. One or two blooms per stem. It has a wonderful fragrance and dark green foliage. Growing from Florida to Texas. Every book I have ever read about bulbs in the south recommends Sweetness. Plant in the lawn or bed. Mine are in the lawn. Multiplies. Vigorous. Fragrant. Need anything else?
 
Zones 6 - 9                  12" - 14" Tall       blooms early mid spring

 

4 for $5.00                   10 for $12.00       20 for $22.00


Photo courtesy of Jay
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N. Tete a Tete                        12Y-Y                     Pre 1949  Historic

N. Tete a Tete 
A nice miniature that has a natural look. It forms large clumps and blooms early. I noticed a large clump of these on a old home site and I thought I had found a wild hybrid before I realized it was Tete a Tete. They must have been planted around 1960 before the house burned. It had survived 50 years of no care and thrived. It can even grow in Florida and Texas. One to three flowers per stem with lighter yellow petals and a darker yellow cup. Very Tough.
Multiplies. Taller with afternoon shade. Very Showy in clumps.
 
Zones  4-9                   6"-10" Tall           Blooms early spring

 

5 for $5.00                   12 for $10.00       25 for $20.00


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