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Mrs MMrs M Posts: 34

Hi, can anyone tell me if you can grow all  Crocus and Daffodils / Narcissus in the grass or is it only certain ones which will grow there ?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374

    They don't all go well in the long term. Some narcissi need splitting up every few years or they stop flowering. I have February Gold and Tresamble in grass. Both sold as suitable for naturalising but, while February Gold gets better every year, Tresamble is wasting away.

    I think the smaller species crocus look better in grass, C. tommasinianus does well

  • Mrs MMrs M Posts: 34

    Great - thanks for your reply and for the info.. I will see if I can find either of these.

  • C. Tommasinianus is brilliant in grass. If you have a slight slope. plant it at the top and it will seed itself down the hill. Comes in several shades of purple. Bear in mind though that you can't mow the grass for at least 6 weeks after flowering.

     The woman from whom we bought our house had planted a large area of grass with what I think she said were Golden Harvest. Big, blousy yellow things, not my personal choice, but after 30 years they still flower wonderfully every spring and smell amazing en masse. I have never fed them or split them or done anything to them or the grass except cut it and they are totally reliable in sun and shade. I did add some white ones though, for contrast : Ice Follies and Mount Hood  have been in a good few years and done well too, but the N. Poeticus is a shy flowerer  now, with lots of blind bulbs,  and would probably benefit from splitting and more generous treatment.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374
    Buttercupdays says:

    C. Tommasinianus is brilliant in grass.  Bear in mind though that you can't mow the grass for at least 6 weeks after flowering.

     

    See original post

     do you think you could convince my OH re that Buttercup?

    They do surprisingly well in spite of the early haircut image

  • Not such a problem here. Things start late, and if it's wet I often can't even get the mower out before May!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374

    we live on the dry side of the country.image

    though looking out of the window today I'm not so sure

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