Pin the tail on the historic -HELP!

April 5, 2008
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Categories: Daffodil Types, Growing Daffodils, Historics

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Narcissus 'Incomparabilis' Yellow flower with large orange coronadaffodil Narcissus 'Incomparabilis' Yellow flower with large orange coronadaffodil
Narcissus ‘Incomparabilis’ Yellow flower with large orange corona daffodil

Hello Sara!

When I saw your picture, I knew I’ve seen that one before in my research. It’s wild look is very distictive to me… absolutely beautiful form!

I have a picture that was labeled simply as “N. INCOMPARABILIS” (see attached photos), this I beleive was growing in a British display garden.  Not much help I’m afraid with a name.  But LOOKS very much like yours…I wonder. Trying to connect the dots… and completely stretching the bounds of course…  🙂 Burbridge referes to a white form of “N. INCOMPARABILIS”… Book: The Narcissus, Its History and Culture, By Frederick William Burbidge – Published 1875

Text: B. is a creamy white form known in gardens as “Single Phoenix” or ” Phoenix-simplex.” (see plate attached)

Highly inaccurate but always fun to speculate.

Best of luck Sara!

Rich

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