Playin’ Hoops in Winter

More of the winter-flowering hoop petticoat daffodils continue to open every week in the garden. Below is Narcissus ‘Spoirot’…an exceptional 1998 introduction, that originated at Tasmania’s Glenbrook Farm, as a cross of Narcissus bulbocodium var. conspicuus and N. cantabricus subs cantabricus var foliosus. It’s namesake is Agatha Christie’s detective extraordinare, Hercule Poirot. It was originally registered as a white-flowering selection, so we’re not sure why all the material in the commercial trade flowers light yellow, but perhaps this is just the result of a different climate.

2 thoughts on “Playin’ Hoops in Winter”

  1. Katherine Wagner-Reiss

    Love the fact that this was named for Hercule Poirot, but I can’t figure out why they added the “S” and called it
    Spoirot. Am I missing a pun? The flower is just lovely.

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