Nancy Tackett, California

Answer for Large Bulbs

June 16, 2016

Categories: Bulb Information, Growing Daffodils

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Below is a question that came in from Daffnet’s Contact Page. Hopefully someone has some thoughts or an answer to this question. Nancy

“What is the world record for single daffodil bulb size? I found one yesterday that is nearly 3 inches cross and as tall. I grow thousands of daffs and have never seen anything like it. This big bulb is from a common variety, I believe Mount Hood. I literally have been growing thousands of daffs for about 15 years, and this is a real anomaly in my garden.

Do you see common varieties getting large like this in your garden?”


5 responses to “Answer for Large Bulbs”

  1. Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee says:

    I don’t see large bulbs like that in my yard in middle Tennessee, but I recall the huge bulb Rod Armstrong from Texas brought to an ADS Fall Board meeting for a bulb raffle several years ago.  He might recall its size or weight; I do not, but it was surely a Texas-sized bulb!

  2. Roger and Terry Braithwaite, England says:

    In this case size does not matter denesness and weight does, a good size, hard bulb for the variety with plenty of rings of skins will always produce the beat flowers

    Roger Braithwaite

  3. David Adams, New Zealand says:

    Sometimes I have bulbs of standard cultivars with similar size. It seems that some years a cultivar will do extremely well. Probably, for me, the cultivar which consistently has huge bulbs is Avalanche.


  4. David Adams, New Zealand says:

    Perhaps the enquirer should check out my post of May 18th 2007 entitled ‘Bulbs.” Then they can decide if their bulb is bigger.


  5. Ben Blake, California Ben Blake, California says:

    There is a photo of some large bulbs in the post David wrote back in 2007.  The post and photo can be seen at