Early Jonquil?

Last week this Jonquil appeared out of nowhere. Well, not exactly nowhere, we’ve had some green leaves popping up in the 3 Jonquil beds but there are only one or two showing an inclination to flower. So, is this a ridiculously early bloomer or am I about to be surrounded by yellow?

I went back to see how my Jonquils did last year (the motivation behind creating this blog was so I could pin down the habits of my plants). I put the bulbs in the ground in June (which I thought was late) and my first flower didn’t appear until the first of August. Unfortunately this proves absolutely nothing. Maybe last year’s bloom was so late because it was the first year in the ground for my bulbs (I have no intention of ever digging them up – they will spread and grow or die of their own accord) or maybe because they were planted late or maybe this early bloomer is the anomaly. It looks like I’ll need to keep data for another year (or 5) to determine the natural growth cycle of my Jonquils. In the interim, I’ll just enjoy their beautiful colour and fragrance.


About Laura Rittenhouse

I'm an American-Australian author, gardener and traveller. Go to my writing website: www.laurarittenhouse.com for more. If you're trying to find my gardening blog, it's here.
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2 Responses to Early Jonquil?

  1. gsrittenhouse says:

    Jonquils were one of Bam’s favorite flowers. When I was a young boy I used to pick some when I found them and bring them to her.

    • Another reason for me to love them!

      I don’t remember her talking about Jonquils but I do remember us saying how beautiful dandelions are and bemoaning that they are classed as weeds 🙂 Yellow flowers really are striking against all that green.

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