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winter change

May 11, 2019

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

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.