Harold Koopowitz, California

Flowering today

December 4, 2009
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Categories: Autumn Blooming Daffodils, Daffodil Types, Species, Standards

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Autumn Colors is an unregistered group by Bill Welch. This came from seed from one of them. It has good garden presence.
N. tazetta ‘#4’ was collected in Crete. Most that I collected have full and overlapping petals but I like the starry appearance here. The bulb was partially exposed on the hillside and it was easy to collect but I had no idea what the flower would be like. It flowers later than some of the others and is somewhat shorter than the others too. All those I collected had strongly colored coronas but crosses between these have yielded some with very soft creamy coronas.
harold

2 responses to “Flowering today”

  1. Chriss Rainey says:

    OK, I confess, I probably slept through the class when all this was discussed but with these latest photos from Harold I’m enormously jealous that he is looking at daffodils while I’m looking at snow falling outside my window. 
     
    So Harold, can all of us grow these flowers anywhere in the US, or are they suited only to your climate there in California? 
    When do you plant them?  Dig them?
    Will they survive winter here in Virginia?
    Do they need to be grown in pots and sheltered overwinter, perhaps?
    Where do I get some?
     
    Chriss
    Reston, VA

  2. Harold Koopowitz, California Harold Koopowitz says:


    Hi Chris:

    Sorry these cannot be grow anywhere in the USA, unless you have a cool greenhouse or cold frame. But Loyce has had and flowered Tequila Sunrise for several years and some of my Emerald Sea seedlings are doing well in South Carolina. Vinisky can grow Tequila Sunrise outside in Oregon but they don’t flower for him. Larry Force has some of the autumn flowering tazettas like Autumn Sprite. My guess if that is you are in the south you can grow them but you will need to lift them in the summer to protect them against summer rains.

    Of you want to experiment perhaps I can help you with some bulbs to play with.
    Harold