She opens the spring ball...
Native to the highland forests (oak, cedar) of the Moroccan Atlas mountains, Narcissus romieuxii produces an initial flowering in the middle of winter.
Narcissus romieuxii 'Joy Bishop' is the result of collection and breeding work by Jim Archibald and was named in honour of a member of the Alpine Garden Society.
Often in flower as early as November, flowering can continue until February. For this reason, and to enhance its floral qualities, at the nursery we prefer to grow this narcissus in an alpine greenhouse, sheltered from the inclement winter weather.
The plants we offer are grown in 0.7 litre containers and have three years' growth. The clump has several bulbs.
Grow in the sun or slight shade in an alpine rockery, in a pot or alpine greenhouse in a gravelly mix made up of equal parts leaf compost, rough sand and 5mm pozzolan. Keep the bulb ball dry during summer dormancy.
- 8cm pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: 10 to 30cm
- Plant spacing: 30 cm
- Flower colour: green yellow
- Flowering period: winter flowers