Keith Kridler, Texas

Fw: One More Question

April 10, 2009
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Categories: Daffodil Types, Standards

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Since we are discussing correct names on daffodils I thought I would get a correct answer for this lady from the group. Keith Kridler Mt. Pleasant, Texas PS we got a LOT of hail last night over 1″ (2.54 CM) in diameter. Roads and streets were covered in fresh green tree leaves cut from the trees! A really late freeze two nights ago wiped out much of the early planted garden vegetables across much of the southern USA. —– Original Message —– From: “Betty Grabbe” To: “Keith Kridler” Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 6:10 PM Subject: One More Question
I think I sent you these pix about a year ago, and you were going to send them to Joe Hamm. These are my grandmother’s daffodil, which I’ve had for years and never identified.
When Celia Jones was here, she saw this daffodil in my garden and thought it might be Queen of the North, but she wasn’t certain.
I saw a picture of Queen of the North and it looks identical to the first pix where the center is yellow. However, as the flower ages a bit, perhaps for a couple of days, the center turns white, as you’ll see in the second picture.
The third picture is Queen of the North, taken from the net.
If the Queen keeps a yellow center, then my daffodil isn’t she. Any information will be appreciated. Thanks.
Betty Grabbe

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One response to “Fw: One More Question”

  1. John Lipscomb says:

    The RHS register says  of Queen of the North corona ‘becoming pale primrose yellow’.  It does not say it becomes white. 


     Mine, as they age, lose a lot of yellow color but still retain that yellowish tinge.


    It would be interesting to identify  an old variety like  Queen of the North which in fact did fade to white while still fresh. 

     Could it be one  that was in commerce a century ago but which never was given a variety name?

    Variety names, in my uneducated opinion, only assumed their present  status after RHS was given world wide dominion over ‘varieties’ in 1908.

    Regards,, John Lipscomb