identity please?

March 25, 2009

Category: Growing Daffodils

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This daffodil is growing in mass quantities at a farmhouse near my Virginia home. It is around 12 inches high. The daffodils I have blooming in my yard are Ice Follies, Cassata, and Tete-a-tete to give you an idea of the bloom time. The house was probably built in the 1890's. The oldest grave in the graveyard on the property is 1917 (if I recall correctly).  The house and yard have not really been tended for the past 20 years.

Any ideas?

Kathy Andrews
Rixeyville VA

2 responses to “identity please?”

  1. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio Mary Lou Gripshover says:

    Looks like ‘Telamonius Plenus’, commonly called Van Sion, to me.
    Mary Lou
    Milford, Ohio

  2. Donna Lynn Shields says:

    Hello Kathy!
      I have also found the same looking daffodils in an area where an old homesite was before the local power company builted a station. I’ve been picking the flowers. Last week, I tried to  rescue them but had problems digging up the bulbs due to the clay soil. I thought they might be the “Scrambled egg” daffodils that I’ve been searching for. Any ideas how I can dig the soils without damage?  Thanks— Donna Shields/ Zebulon, NC