Theo Sanders, Germany

Tête à Tête in the Sierra de las Nieves

April 30, 2017
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Categories: Daffodil Types, Science, Species, Taxonomy

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In March I made a trip to Spain looking for narcissus species. I saw many different sites and visited also the Sierra de las Nieves near Ronda, where in  different kown places Narcissus hispanicus and Narcissus assoanus grow. There on a dirt track in the mountains my wife saw from the car some clumps of a nice yellow daffodil bigger than N. assoanus. We stopped and I thought for the first moment it could be a natural cross of Hispanicus and Assoanus. But it was Tête à Tête. I think a joker of the daffodil community planted there some bulbs. I have no idea who it was, but I have an idea who could describe it as a new species hybrid,  if he finds it.

Theo

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3 Responses to Tête à Tête in the Sierra de las Nieves

  1. David Adams, New Zealand
    April 30, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Theo,
    None of these cultivars/species look like Tete a Tete as we grow it in our country.
    Dave

  2. Theo Sanders, Germany
    Theo Sanders, Germany
    May 1, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Dave,

    I didn’t think of you who would describe the hybrid. But you may do it, perhaps as Narcissus x adamsii.

    Theo

  3. David Adams, New Zealand
    May 2, 2017 at 2:54 am

    Ah Theo, I like the humour. I could describe it But I doubt that my simple man’s terms would impress the botanical community.
    Dave