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Narcissus, daffodil, crocus and any of the South African bulbs -- crinum, ixia, lachenalia, sparaxis, watsonia -- should be planted now.
A clue may be found in his special affinity for roles that embody duality and mirroring--not only Narcissus but also the hermaphrodite and the androgyne--and for a sculptural form that does the same, the herm that faces both forward and backward.
But this week, staff watched in horror as another male swan killed Narcissus.
To make one, gather about 10 flower stems (more for violets, below, and narcissus, right) from the garden or buy 4-inch plants at a nursery.
If Narcissus is the first painter and every painter (painting himself) is a type of Narcissus, then Narcissus's identity is closely related to Pygmalion's.
Many of the smaller hybrid daffodils that we incorporate into our gardens have much in common with Narcissus pseudonarcissus.
Other varieties on show include Narcissus Cedric Morris - named after the Swansea artist, Narcissus White Lion and Narcissus Lemon, plus the scented Poeticus group.
TIMING IS CRUCIAL Daffodil or narcissus bulbs need an early start and ideally should be in the ground by the beginning of November.
Narcissus Tete-a-Tete is one of the earliest flowering varieties and its clusters of small, bright, golden-yellow grow to just 10 inches, making it the nation's favourite narcissus for growing in patio pots and window boxes.
Narcissus (daffodil) FINALLY the daffodils are out, bearing their brilliant yellow trumpet blooms to mark the start of spring.
This month, you have another chance to see the extraordinary Pink Narcissus, which was sold out at the festival.
Narcissus (daffodil) For me, the emergence of drifts of vibrant yellow daffodils says that spring is really here - and there are thousands of cultivars from which to choose.