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winter change

May 11, 2019
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Categories: American Daffodil Society, General

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From: Sarita Hartz
Subject: Daffodils surviving the winter

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Hi, I’m writing a book in which I use daffodils as a metaphor. I’m curious about the process daffodils go through to survive the winter. It intrigues me. I read somewhere that there is a molecular change that occurs in the plant to respond to the stress. Do they need the frozen temperatures in order to bloom? Thank you

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One Response to winter change

  1. David Adams, New Zealand
    May 14, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    I suggest that people watch the New Zealand movie titled ‘Daffodils.’ When we went I have never known an audience to be so still and quiet then nobody moved until well after the credits were over. I think we all saw ourselves somewhere in the movie. This may well be a help to  Sarita.