Matt Duddy, Pennsylvania

Rip Van Winkle Time Lapse

March 11, 2020

Categories: Daffodil Enthusiasts, Displays & Specialty Exhibits, General

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Hello Everybody!

This seems like a good place to drop this little movie. It’s a short time lapse of N. Rip Van Winkle opening.


7 Responses to Rip Van Winkle Time Lapse

  1. Dave Hardy, Northern Ireland
    Dave Hardy, Northern Ireland
    March 11, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    Matt, that is absolutely fabulous to see. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

  2. Anne Wright, England
    Anne Wright, England
    March 11, 2020 at 12:54 pm


  3. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    March 11, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Fantastic!  About how long did it take for a bloom to open?

    Mary Lou

  4. Lawrence Trevanion, Australia
    Lawrence Trevanion, Australia
    March 11, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    We are running out of superlatives. Wonderful.


  5. Matt Duddy, Pennsylvania
    Matt Duddy, Pennsylvania
    March 12, 2020 at 8:54 am

    Good day all,

    I’m glad you enjoyed it. More will follow, but it takes some time.


    Ms. Gripshover —

    The time to open is a difficult question, and everyone wants to know. This varies by temperature, humidity, and light.


    These flowers opened in a studio at 72°F after 14 weeks of forcing in an unheated garage. I water them to get started.


    They “open” relatively quickly, but keep developing for an extended period. Six flowers had the following durations (in hours):









    That’s quite a range, and would vary considerably in the garden. But in a practical sense, one warm sunny day is enough.


    For photo enthusiasts, the image data is provided in the captions.



  6. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    March 13, 2020 at 5:35 am

    It’s fascinating.  Thank you for sharing.

    Mary Lou

  7. Melanie Underwood, England
    Melanie Underwood, England
    March 16, 2020 at 3:39 am

    Wonderful! Thank you.