Ross Hornsby, Alabama

‘Rosemoor Gold’

October 17, 2020

Categories: Daffodil Types, General

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Is anyone familiar with the cultivar ‘Rosemoor Gold’ 7 Y-Y who might be able to confirm whether or not this is what I have? I bought these bulbs as ‘Trevithian’ a few years ago and since learned that they are not ‘Trevithian’. For me, they are similar to ‘Sweetness’ in most respects but bloom about two weeks later and have a more flaring corona.

'Rosemoor Gold'? 'Rosemoor Gold'? 'Rosemoor Gold'?

One response to “‘Rosemoor Gold’”

  1. Ron Scamp says:

    Hello Ross and Greetings to all.

    I grow Rosemoor Gold and was involved in the selection and registration of this lovely flower, it was chosen by the Royal Horticultural Society to commemorate their 250 years. Rosemoor is one of the Major Gardens belonging to the RHS

    It was bred by Barbara Fry on the ministry of Agriculture Experimental station at Rosewarne in Cornwall (St Keverne x n.jonquilla), the stock was released to C.A.B.G.A. the Cornwall Area Bulb Growers Association, the flowers can have 3 blooms on the stem from mature bulbs and often produces additions stem that have 1 or 2 blooms.

    However there is another variety that is a sister to Rosemoor Gold that is “Marie Curie Diamond” the blooms are very alike except on this variety it does only have a single bloom (just like your picture) as you say it looks a lot like an improved Sweetness, this was registered at the request of Marie Curie Cancer Care to celebrate their 60 years.

    As you say it is nothing like Trevithian another good old Cornish variety this time bred by P.D.Williams in 1927.

    I hope this is some help to you.

    Kindest regards

    Ron Scamp

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