Ted Snazelle, Mississippi

White Magnolia 2 W-W C.W. Culpepper 1973*

February 4, 2013

Categories: Daffodil Types, Standards

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I have been living in the Deep South (Clinton, MS) for almost 33 years.  When I moved here from Nashville, TN, I tried to grow daffodil cultivars just like I had in Nashville, including all white cultivars, particularly from divisions 1, 2, and 3.  Except for two cultivars (which I did not have in Nashville), C. W. Culpepper’s  ‘White Magnolia’ 2 W-W and Bill Pannill’s ‘High Cotton’ 3 W-W, all the other division 1, 2, and 3 white cultivars I have tried to grow here in Mississippi succumbed to narcissus basal rot.  So, you can appreciate how much I love the very early blooming ‘White Magnolia’ 2 W-W, in full bloom on February 4, 2013.  In contrast to the very early blooming ‘White Magnolia’, ‘High Cotton’ is one of the last cultivars to bloom in my garden.  So, folks, I don’t have but two all white cultivars from division 1, 2, or 3; however, they are the only reliable one’s I have ever grown here in the Deep South!

2 responses to “White Magnolia 2 W-W C.W. Culpepper 1973*”

  1. Hi Ted,

    Wondered if you had any thoughts on the whites and basal rot resistance?

    Do ‘High Cotton’ and ‘White Magnolia’ show any common attributes in the physical bulb? I’m thinking here of tight, hard necks versus the looser, sponge like necks present in so many whites. Any notable differences in the basal plates?

    I think that it’s great that you have identified these cultivars as doing well in the Deep South. Also really love the earliness of ‘White Magnolia’. Is RES (Rjeinveld’s Early Sensation) in flower yet? Trying to get a sense of exactly how early ‘White Magnolia’ is for you.

    Thanks for the interesting post.


  2. Sandy Buchanan, Maryland says:


    Is there a source for “White Magnolia” and “High Cotton” bulbs?