Harry Tuggle daffodil sought

May 16, 2020

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Harry Tuggle had a seedling which became “Martinsville,” which was his (and my) hometown in VA.  It was registered by

Rosewarne EHS in 1987.  (Harry died in 1970.)  Martinsville is 8 Y-O.  I’d like to locate some bulbs, if they are still out there.

5 Responses to Harry Tuggle daffodil sought

  1. David Adams, New Zealand
    May 18, 2020 at 12:35 am

    In New Zealand many of us grow a cultivar which we just know as Tuggle Seedling. I suspect it originated here from Peter Ramsay. The flower is 8 Y – R. I have checked the photos of ‘Martinsville’ on Daffseek and they show a cultivar with paler colours yet the notion of our one also being ‘Martinsville’ seems very plausible. We have a good stock of it. Robin Hill or Wilfred Hall may be able to give more accurate information.

  2. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    May 18, 2020 at 6:00 am

    Dave, I wonder if the cultivar you’re growing is Tuggle 66-49.  Check the photos in Daffseek.  It’s widely grown.

    Nancy Tackett, I see the photo of ‘Martinsville’ in Daffseek was taken by you.  Could you tell us where you took it?


  3. David Adams, New Zealand
    May 19, 2020 at 2:55 am

    The colour in the Daffseek photo is certainly closer to what we grow. I also note that one of the photos was taken by John McLennan which is significant in this discussion as he is likely to grow 66-49 for the cut flower market. Lets agree that the seedling grown in NZ is therefore unlikely to be ‘Martinsville.’ Sorry to get your hopes up Janie.


  4. Nancy Tackett, California
    Nancy Tackett, California
    May 19, 2020 at 8:09 am

    Janie, Mary Lou and All,

    I took this photo of ‘Martinsville’ on our hillside in 2010. Because, we do not have much chill, our blooms do not have the bright, deep color that you might find elsewhere. Everything has dried up and weed-eated according to fire prevention rules, so will hope to see if it will pop up next spring.

  5. Janie Vaughan, Virginia
    May 19, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Thanks to all of you for digging into your memories about Harry’s ‘Martinsville!’  It seems that the closest “bet” is Nancy Tackett’s, which she hopes to see come up next spring.  That would be super!  One of Harry’s daughters would love to have that bulb, as would I, so Nancy, I hope you will be willing to talk business in 2021!  Thanks–Janie