Flourishing in the northern provinces, the Balkan False Narcissus (Crinum ponticum) stands out as one of Euxinova’s most notable bulbous perennials. Its blossom occurs naturally in two colors: a very dark purple that often appears black, and a pale, off-white variant (subsp. albinum). For centuries, amateur botanists have found it easy and rewarding to join two cleanly split bulb halves (cut vertically) resulting in a graft with attractive flowers in which the colors of the petals are not blended but alternately light and dark.
Cross-Sections of the False Narcissus is an exhibition by Colin Raff at Mein Haus am See, Berlin. From Wednesday November 23, 2016 until January 2017.