Thursday, 16 March 2017

Narcissus 'Ice Follies'

Newly Planted Bulb Area  25th October 2016

At the end of October last year the team planted approximately 425 bulbs in to an area in front of the Linbury Building, see blog entry for the 25th October 2016 '25Kg Bag Of Daffodils, Narcissus Ice Follies' and it is only now that the results of the time they spent planting the bulbs is being seen.

Narcissus 'Ice Follies' In Flower

The Narcissus 'Ice Follies' is a large cupped daffodil so, rather than having the distinctive trumpet shaped part in the centre, it has a large flattened cup which, in this variety, opens yellow which will turn white in the coming days as it fades with age complimenting the white perianth of outer petals that surround it, for a comparison of flattened cupped and trumpet see the photographs below. (The team are so pleased with this display they may well be planting more 'Ice Follies' in the autumn to make an even better display for March 2018). 

Narcissus 'Ice Follies''
 Cupped (Narcissus 'Ice Follies')

 Trumpet (Narcissus 'Peeping Jenny')

Daffodils And Scilla siberica (Blue)
Additional Note:

27th March, the flattened cups have started to fade.

Flattened Cup Faded To White

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