Daffodil Dvisions

Author, daffodil hybridizer and long-time bulb merchant Brent Heath walks us through the Royal Horticulture Society’s daffodil classifications with examples of some eye-catching flowers.

Plants Featured in this Clip

Narcissus poeticus 'Rapture'
Narcissus 'Wave' 'Falconette' 'Barrett Browning' 'Fellows Favorite' 'Moonlight Sensation' 'Golden Echo' 'Electrus' 'Tiny Bubbles'

Gardener Extras

  1. The American Daffodil Society follows the Royal Horticulture Society's daffodil classification system comprised of 13 divisions.
  2. Grant E. Mitsch (1907-1989) was the premier daffodil hybridizer in the U.S. for over 50 years. His daughter Elise adn her husband Richard Havens continue the business as Mitsch Daffodils.
  3. Daffodils for American Gardens by Brent and Becky Heath contains hundreds of full-color illustrations as well as instructive drawings.
  4. Daffodils can be easily grown in containers.

Troy B. Marden

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