Bulbs forum: Narcissus 'Avalanche'

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Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
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Kelli
Feb 18, 2015 12:55 PM CST
Is this likely a narcissus 'Avalanche'? It matches the pictures I've seen online but does not match the picture in the ATP database.
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jmorth
Feb 19, 2015 2:47 AM CST
How many flowers per stem? Avalanche should have 15 to 20. You might have Canaliculatus, 4 to 7 flowers per stem. The coronas for Avalanche are described as demitasse-shaped, for Canaliculatus cup-shaped.
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Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Region: California Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Kelli
Feb 19, 2015 9:54 AM CST
I get about four flowers per stem.
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Feb 19, 2015 12:55 PM CST
Looks like it could be the Chinese Sacred Lily, narcissus tazetta var orientalis chinese sacred lily.

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jmorth
Feb 19, 2015 1:28 PM CST
It does that to.
How tall is your's Kelli? Avalanche tops out at 16 to 18 ", Canaliculatus at 4 to 6 ", Chinese Sacred at 12 to 20".
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Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Region: California Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Kelli
Feb 19, 2015 3:47 PM CST
They are done blooming so I can't go out and check for sure but I think the height is around 12 inches or a little more. (Someone on FB said that Chinese sacred lily has an orange trumpet, but I am much more inclined to believe you guys. I had been thinking Chinese sacred lily, too. Whatever they are they are likely something that has been around for a while and it has to be something that naturalizes in warm climates. They came with the house and a neighbor said most of the landscaping was done in 1964 or '65 with little change thereafter, until we moved in.)
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jmorth
Feb 19, 2015 3:58 PM CST
The Chinese has a yellow cup, described as 'cheddar cheese'.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 19, 2015 8:25 PM CST
Hmm... I always think of "cheddar cheese" as orange.
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jmorth
Feb 19, 2015 9:48 PM CST
That's a Brent and Becky description.
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