Narcissus ‘St. Keverne’: Large-cupped Daffodils

Narcissus is a genus of mainly hardy, mostly spring-flowering, bulbous perennials in the Amaryllis family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae. Various common names including daffodil, narcissus, and jonquil are used to describe all or some of the genus. They are native to meadows and woods in Europe, North Africa and West Asia, with a center of distribution in the Western Mediterranean.  The number of distinct species varies widely depending on how they are classified, with the disparity due to similarity between species and hybridization between species. Species and hybrids are widely used in gardens and landscapes.

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Each Narcissus flower has a central bell-, bowl-, or disc-shaped corona surrounded by a ring of six floral leaves called the perianth which is united into a tube at the forward edge of the 3-locular ovary. The three outer segments are sepals, and the three inner segments are petals.

Flower color varies from white through yellow to deep orange. Breeders have developed some daffodils with double, triple, or ambiguously multiple rows and layers of segments, and several wild species also have known double variants.

Most daffodils have the ‘daffodil’ fragrance.

Photo: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20160323]

Source: Wikipedia

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Narcissus ‘Ice Follies’

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Narcissus is a genus of mainly hardy, mostly spring-flowering, bulbous perennials in the Amaryllis family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae. Various common names including daffodil, narcissus, and jonquil are used to describe all or some of the genus. They are native to meadows and woods in Europe, North Africa and West Asia, with a center of distribution in the Western Mediterranean.  The number of distinct species varies widely depending on how they are classified, with the disparity due to similarity between species and hybridization between species. Species and hybrids are widely used in gardens and landscapes.

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Each Narcissus flower has a central bell-, bowl-, or disc-shaped corona surrounded by a ring of six floral leaves called the perianth which is united into a tube at the forward edge of the 3-locular ovary. The three outer segments are sepals, and the three inner segments are petals.

Flower color varies from white through yellow to deep orange. Breeders have developed some daffodils with double, triple, or ambiguously multiple rows and layers of segments, and several wild species also have known double variants.

Most daffodils have the ‘daffodil’ fragrance.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20160323]

Source: Wikipedia

Narcissus ‘Passionale’

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Narcissus is a genus of mainly hardy, mostly spring-flowering, bulbous perennials in the Amaryllis family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae. Various common names including daffodil, narcissus, and jonquil are used to describe all or some of the genus. They are native to meadows and woods in Europe, North Africa and West Asia, with a center of distribution in the Western Mediterranean.  The number of distinct species varies widely depending on how they are classified, with the disparity due to similarity between species and hybridization between species. Species and hybrids are widely used in gardens and landscapes.

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Each Narcissus flower has a central bell-, bowl-, or disc-shaped corona surrounded by a ring of six floral leaves called the perianth which is united into a tube at the forward edge of the 3-locular ovary. The three outer segments are sepals, and the three inner segments are petals.

Flower color varies from white through yellow to deep orange. Breeders have developed some daffodils with double, triple, or ambiguously multiple rows and layers of segments, and several wild species also have known double variants.

Most daffodils have the ‘daffodil’ fragrance.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20160323]

Source: Wikipedia

Narcissus Tête à Tête

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A flowering bulb well known to many gardeners, is the miniature daffodil Narcissus Tete-a-Tete.  This lovely unassuming flower of late winter and early spring is a welcome sight soon after winter’s cold has passed in the nothern hemisphere.  It is an intriguing plant in many regards, not the least of which is its somewhat uncertain origin.

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Narcissus Tete-a-Tete [or more aptly Narcissus ‘Tête à Tête’] is truly a miniature daffodil, standing 20-30 cm tall at most.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20150415, 20150424]

Source: botanyboy.org

Narcissus ‘Bridal Crown’

Narcissus ‘Bridal Crown’ is an early blooming miniature daffodil with double flower formed petals and strong fragrance. Its common name is Daffodil Bridal Crown.

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Narcissus is a genus of predominantly spring perennial plants in the Amaryllidaceae [amaryllis] family. Various common names including daffodil, narcissus, and jonquil are used to describe all or some members of the genus. Narcissus has conspicuous flowers with six petal-like tepals surmounted by a cup- or trumpet-shaped corona. The flowers are generally white or yellow [orange or pink in garden varieties], with either uniform or contrasting coloured tepals and corona.

Narcissus were well known in ancient civilization, both medicinally and botanically. The genus is generally considered to have about ten sections with approximately 50 species.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the Bay, Singapore [20150415]

Source: Wikipedia

Narcissus papyraceus: Paperwhite Narcissus

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Narcissus papyraceus [from papyrus and aceus; meaning paper-like], one of a few species known as “Paperwhite,” is a perennial bulbous plant native to the western Mediterranean region, from Greece to Portugal plus Morocco and Algeria. The species is considered naturalized in the Azores, Corsica, Texas, California and Louisiana. The white flowers are borne in bunches and are strongly fragrant. It is frequently grown as a house plant, often forced to flower at Christmas.

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The stems are mid-green and grow upright. Mature height is usually 1–1.5 ft [30–45 cm], though this varies by variety. Several white flowers are borne at the top of each stem and are strongly scented.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20150131]

Source: Wikipedia

Narcissus tazetta: Chinese Sacred Lily

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Narcissus tazetta [Paperwhite, Bunch-flowered Narcissus, Chinese Sacred Lily, Joss flower] is a perennial ornamental plant that grows from a bulb. Cultivars of Narcissus tazetta include ‘Paperwhite’, ‘Grand Soleil d’Or’ and ‘Ziva’, which are popularly used for forcing indoors, as is the form of N. tazetta known as Chinese Sacred Lily.

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Narcissus tazetta is native to southern Europe and cultivated throughout the world, especially Asia, the Levant, and northern Africa. It is grown commercially for its essential oil, mostly in southern France. An interspecies hybrid, with Narcissus poeticus, is also grown for its essential oil.

Source: Wikipedia

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20140122]