The large amateur collection of
daffodils, established by dr. J. Shejbal at Magliano Sabina in the early '80,
was the initial source for the numerous
species and horticultural hybrids now being shown each spring at Monte Porzio
Catone near Rome.
The first edition of the daffodil
show - Mostra del Narciso - took place at Magliano Sabina in 1983 and quickly
became well known to garden lovers who visited the garden by hundreds until 1989.
Because of professional duties and difficulties in maintaining the collection of
more than 1300 types of daffodils, species and hybrids, in garden beds, this
intiative was suspended until 1996. Since that year it has been held yearly in
the newly opened nursery Floriana Bulbose at Monte Porzio Catone, near Rome.
All daffodils are
now grown in containers. This allows visitors to not only admire the blooms but
also to purchase flowering plants. After completion of the vegetative cycle in
the original pots, the bulbs can be transplanted into other containers or
directly into garden beds.
The 29th edition of the MOSTRA DEL NARCISO
will take place from March 22nd until April 12nd, 2017
THE NURSERY of FLORIANA BULBOSE at Monte Porzio Catone.
TO GET THERE
Pictures from the Mostra del Narciso
Visits by appointment only. Please call
long duration of the exhibition permits visitors to see both early, mid season
and late flowering daffodils.
The collection consists in more than 700 daffodils
(hybrids and species). Many other spring flowering geophytes from numerous
genera can also be seen in blossom, while summer and autumn flowering bulbs
listed in the catalogue CAT-I are on sale in the nursery.
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