This might be Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus, but I have no idea why they always come to bloom a full month after the others in the woodland… I’m sure it isn’t a soil or light question, it must be the variety… these were bought in LIDL before I found the big clump of leaves and tiny bulbs in the woods which, years after separating and re-planting, produced hundreds of flowers. What a find that was!
The big leaves behind are a cardoon which made it through the winter.
I have no idea why this Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus flowers over a month after its relatives who look very similar, but here it is - in late April - going at it. All other daffodils in the Galeazza Garden are history - already deadheaded and leaves starting to wither in the first hot days of April…
This, like many others in our collection, came from the cheap and cheerful discount market in Cento (Ferrara) - if you know me you know the one I’m talking about!