Jonquilla var henriquesii
Henriquesii is a species Jonquilla that is quite close to the variant Fernandesii. Our experience is that Henry has rounder and more mucronate petals than Fernando’s narrower petals. Henry is happy, free and scented in the garden.
If asked to name one narcissus that is fundamental to our spring garden, it would have to be a species Jonquilla. Dainty with the strength and endurance of an ironman, with a fragrance second to none, Henriquesii is who we look forward to greeting every spring. Jonquilla cultivars tend to come and go, but the species are persistent, even in our zone 6, which is supposed to be beyond their comfort zone. Henrique puts up a flush of foliage in the fall which lasts all winter until it is flower time. The flowers manage to bloom a long time through any kind of early spring meteorological punishment. You will want to put a small vase of Henry picked from the garden in the kitchen window to keep you company.
There is a camp that argues Henriquesii and Fernandesii are synonymous with n.Flavus. We offer both, including multiple selections from Fernandesii, for your comparison. Pollen and pod fertile.
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