Bulbs forum: Does anyone grow the variety of Narcissus, 'Fragrant Rose'?

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Oct 4, 2011 11:14 AM CST
If so, what say ye? Do they really smell like roses?

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CLUSIANA
Oct 5, 2011 6:26 AM CST
Hi Tee i am growing this Narcissus which does not have any scent of a rose. Very nice one though.
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SongofJoy
Oct 5, 2011 6:33 AM CST
Clusiana, are you growing the one in the picture or the one named 'Fragrant Rose'? Sorry about any confusion with the picture. Sad
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CLUSIANA
Oct 5, 2011 12:29 PM CST
i am growing this one Tee http://cubits.org/Tulipa/thread/view_post/633149/ Does not seem the same that the one on your picture but it is for sure Fragrant rose
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SongofJoy
Oct 5, 2011 12:36 PM CST
The one in my picture is a relative but not 'Fragrant Rose' itself. The one in your link is the one to which I'm referring. But it doesn't smell?
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CLUSIANA
Oct 5, 2011 12:45 PM CST
As far as I remember yes it does but Narcissus do not smell as a rose and I cannot stand the scent of some of them as it is too strong, some Tazettt for example. Fragrant rose is fragrant.. nice scent (not strong)...
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SongofJoy
Oct 5, 2011 1:23 PM CST
Some of the advertisements for them tout them as smelling just like roses. I did not think that would be the case but wanted to see what others thought. Thank you for reporting your experience with them. I still think it's a lovely Narcissus and will probably add it to my yard.

I looked at some of your French garden pictures on your Cubit. So beautiful! I will be back there. Rolling my eyes.

Thanks again.
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CLUSIANA
Oct 5, 2011 3:46 PM CST
Welcome anytime Tee. Thank you
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bbrookrd
Oct 5, 2011 6:11 PM CST
I grow it too, and while at Tower Hill this spring, I tried to smell theirs and It was like mine, not a strong scent of rose, but a hint of something nice. No matter as it is a stunning Narcissus. I bought them from Buggy crazy some years ago and this is what she listed about it.

6 for 6.00 FRAGRANT ROSE

Said to be a slightly fragrant daffodil having pure white petals and a reddish pink cup with a greenish white eye. Fragrant Rose was bred in Northern Ireland, said to have the fragrance of the rose, 'Tropicana', this may be true, but was undetectable by our noses. It is a lovely pink cup daffodil, large, outfacing blooms an sturdy stems are a delight for the eyes, just don't expect a delight for the nose.

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Oct 6, 2011 3:58 AM CST
Thank you for letting me know. I think I definitely need some of those. They are very lovely. Thumbs up
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bbrookrd
Oct 6, 2011 8:23 AM CST
SOJ, Are you wanting Narcissus that are just nicely scented ones or was it the lure of it's advertised "Rose" scent that was luring you. I am a Narcissus whore and buy any that intrigue me. It could be the name, or the color, or form or scent or its history that makes me bite or just because I need more of a certain adored one.

Below is the list of what Narcissus I ordered to plant next month. Too many, as always, but some on the list are just 1 or 2 of each as they were too expensive to order in larger numbers. I even bought a two, Xit & Page Lee that were actually 12.00 each which is way over what I normally would ever spend on a Narcissus bulb. I drooled madly over a bulb called Narcissus Div. 12 - Mesa Verde that I saw at a show last spring that I later found out sells for 150.00 each. The hybridizer of it happen to came to visit our garden last April, but as nice a man as he was, he didn't leave me any and I won't be buying it either. I will have to love it from across the show bench. I don't show any or ours, but do like going to the shows to see all the special ones that other people grow.

Next year the Tower Hill Narcissus show and the Primula show will be held the same weekend again. Last year they split the shows which meant two trips up to see them both. Both shows provide for great eye candy, but the Primula show is especially hard on the pocket book as there will be many primula growers selling their plants. I have been planting the beds around the Endless Stream that you inspired us to build with as many primula as I can. CLUSIANA is a huge inspiration for my new found love of the Primula. The Endless stream part of the garden is our favorite area. So thanks again for your inspiration and the mountain of specific building information that you kindly shared with me as well as your patience in answering all our email questions. And we still plant in the water per your posting, impatience that we so love. June shot, now they are huge and still in full bloom, with our mild fall. Patti

Narcissus Division 1 - Trumpet Broughshane
Narcissus Division 1 - Trumpet Kingham
Narcissus Division 1 - Trumpet Moonstruck
Narcissus Division 1 - Trumpet POPS Legacy
Narcissus Division 2 - Large cupped Afterthot
Narcissus Division 2 - Large cupped Birthday Girl
Narcissus Division 2 - Large cupped Brierglass
Narcissus Division 2 - Large cupped Cool Shades
Narcissus Division 2 - Large cupped Lemon Honey
Narcissus Division 2 - Large cupped Lord of the Rings
Narcissus Division 2 - Large cupped Mrs. R.O. Backhouse
Narcissus Division 2 - Large cupped Pink Charm
Narcissus Division 2 - Large cupped Roulette
Narcissus Division 2 - Large cupped Scarlet Tanager
Narcissus Division 2 - Large cupped Treasure Waltz
Narcissus Division 3 - Small Cupped Birma
Narcissus Division 3 - Small-Cupped Badbury Rings
Narcissus Division 3 - Small-Cupped Brillancy
Narcissus Division 3 - Small-Cupped Firetail
Narcissus Division 3 - Small-Cupped Jamestown
Narcissus Division 3 - Small-Cupped Page Lee
Narcissus Division 3 - Small-Cupped Sweet Sue
Narcissus Division 3 - Small-Cupped Verger
Narcissus Division 3 - Small-Cupped Xit
Narcissus Division 4 - Double Atholl Palace
Narcissus Division 4 - Double Butter and Eggs
Narcissus Division 4 - Double Viktoria
Narcissus Division 6 - Cyclamineus Hummingbird
Narcissus Division 6 - Cyclamineus Sextant
Narcissus Division 7 - Jonquilla Baby Moon
Narcissus Division 7 - Jonquilla Clare
Narcissus Division 7 - Jonquilla Derringer
Narcissus Division 7 - Jonquilla Narcissus henriquesii
Narcissus Division 7 - Jonquilla Oryx
Narcissus Division 7 - Jonquilla Tiny Bubbles
Narcissus Division 7- Jonquilla Sun Disc
Narcissus Division 9 - Poeticus Angel Eyes
Narcissus Division 10 - Bulbocodium Hybrids Narcissus bulbocodium conspicuus
Narcissus Division 11a - Split-Cupped Boslowick
Narcissus Division 11a - Split-Cupped Pink Wonder
Narcissus Division 13 - Species, Narcissus poeticus recurvus Pheasant's Eye
Narcissus Division 13 - Species, Narcissus odorus flore pleno


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PollyK
Oct 6, 2011 9:02 AM CST
I would love to see a list of very fragrant daffodils. My granddaughter always has her nose stuck in them.


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SongofJoy
Oct 6, 2011 11:15 AM CST
Wow, Patti, beautiful photo and what a great list. I'm going to look them up when I have some time.

I was trying to determine whether 'Fragrant Rose' really did smell strongly like a rose ... that was what the advertisement I had read said. I was skeptical. Whistling But I like the looks of it enough to buy it.

What a sweet picture, Polly. I would like to see a list of the strongly-scented daffs too. Thumbs up


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Name: Patti
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bbrookrd
Oct 6, 2011 8:27 PM CST
Polly, love that shot. I will try to put together a list of my favorite good smelling ones in the next few days, but heading off Island in the early AM and need to finish my chores tonight. Patti
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PollyK
Oct 6, 2011 8:43 PM CST
Thanks Patti! Can't wait to see it.
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SongofJoy
Oct 7, 2011 4:53 AM CST
I agree
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Desertdenial
Oct 7, 2011 12:55 PM CST
Patti where did you order from? I have an extreme need to plant some more of these. Any place you suggest over another?
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gemini_sage
Oct 11, 2011 6:16 AM CST
My experience here with Fragrant Rose has been like others, mildly fragrant, but an excellent Daffodil. They increase well and the blooms are long lasting, one of my favorite varieties.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Oct 11, 2011 5:20 PM CST
Thanks for the input. I think I'm going to have to have some of them! Thumbs up
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critterologist
Oct 12, 2011 7:11 AM CST
Same experience here... I have a small clump in front... light, sweet fragrance, but not "attar of roses." Then again, roses have a variety of scents (with most of them seeming to have no scent, especially the hybrid teas), and there's probably one that smells like this daffodil! LOL

A lot of the double daffs have nice fragrance ('Tahiti', for one, also 'Cheerfulness'). Jonquilla, Poeticus, Triandrous and Tazetta daffs mostly seem to have strong scents also. I'm not certain, but it seems to me that the large-cup daffs are nearly always fragrant. On the other hand, I can't think of a fragrant trumpet variety.

I'll have to pay attention this spring and see which of them I'd call "very fragrant" as opposed to "fragrant." I like hte lighter-scented ones, as the fragrance doesn't get overwhelming when you have a big mixed bouquet.
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