I need an ID and some advice, please (pics)

alisande(Zone 4b)May 31, 2009

I've had three of these plants for years:

I've forgotten what they are. They produce lots of buds, but usually only one of them turns into a flower. This is what it looks like:

So you know what they are? The way things are now, they take up too much space for so little productivity. What can I do to encourage more blooms? They get sun, and water when necessary, and fertilizer about once a year.



Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Carrie B(6B/7A)

Some type of narcissus (daffodil), I'd wager.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2009 at 6:55PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

looks like they're crowded;
separate them so that each plant has access to more nutrients in the soil.

If you have too many, have a plant swap!

(very pretty flower!)

    Bookmark   June 5, 2009 at 6:22PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
iris_gal(z9 CA)

Looks very much like a poet's narcissus. I've never seen one with that many petals.

When the foliage yellows I would dig up the bulbs and work bonemeal or superphosphate into the soil.

This is one of my favorite daffs but likes more winter chill than we receive. I don't know why the buds dry up.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2009 at 11:16PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
geoforce(z7a SE PA)

Typical bud blast on double daffodils. I have almost given up on doubles as only about 1 year in 5 do i get good bloom because of it. I dont get this on the singles, but on most of the doubles.

Your flower would be a double white narcissus were it opening correctly.


    Bookmark   June 9, 2009 at 10:23AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Hello, that flower in the photo is the paper white narcissus and I have found them via Google.

Here is a link that might be useful: paper white narcissus

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 6:55AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Is this a scilla?
I bought chionodoxa bulbs a few years back and this...
surprise crocus
Hello, I'm new to this forum. This spring blooming...
what's goin' on
grocery store tulips , and am i blue
forgot to plant bulbs- now they're sprouting- what can I do?
Hi I realise this question has already been asked but...
(Cheap) Alternatives to Peat Moss
I need to store some bulbs over the winter and wonder...
Sponsored Products
Fresca Allier 24 Gray Oak Modern Bathroom Vanity w/ Mirror
Hudson Reed
Runner Rug: Aimee Wilder Quince Yellow 2' 6" x 8'
Home Depot
Powell Princess Emily Carriage Canopy Twin Size Bed in Antique White
Beyond Stores
36" Tegal Teak Outdoor Kitchen Cabinet
Signature Hardware
Pick-Me-Up Canvas Pouch
$32.00 | Horchow
Pure Rugs | Grey Freckles Oak Cowhide Rug
MTI Harmony 2 Tub (71.25" x 41" x 25")
Modern Bathroom
Afina Devon I Small Medicine Cabinet - DEV1-W-S
$511.00 | Hayneedle
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™