The Teddington Gardener

Narcissus romieuxii subsp. albidus – if you please….

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Narcissus romieuxii subsp. albidus

A treat from the Alpine House at RHS Wisley, a tiny white narcissus – I thought I should continue with the pure white theme for a little while more, following on from the previous item on the Christmas Rose, Helleborus niger.

Not one to be strewn across a grassy expanse, King Alfred-wise, but while vigorous, is deserving of a raised bench in a glasshouse or Alpine House – where the worst of the winter wet is kept off, and the bulbs can bake in the summer. Hailing from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, you get the picture! The following articles shed further light…

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~gdk/stabg_new/poms/2011/jan11pom.htm

http://www.srgc.org.uk/bulblog/log2008/200208/log.html

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-310993

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