Weather and Temperature

Discussions about weather impact and temperature on daffodils.

Autumn tazettas; seed

It is tazetta heaven here at the moment. The autumn has been very warm and very dry but, with the help of hand watering, the tazettas are thriving. Usually I…

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Tazettas Seeding in cold, wet conditions

March 17, 2019
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Weather conditions here in Moss Landing, California have been pathetic for the last 3 months or so from a hybridization standpoint—or so I thought, based on a lifetime of what…

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Summer census

February 27, 2019
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By the end of summer 7 tazetta varieties have flowered: – two 8Y-O, one 8W-Y and four 8W-O. The first, 14_05T is quite nice. It still has a few florets…

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First Flowers Downunder

This year most of the tazettas were planted early, shaded, and watered. In spite of high temperatures one seedling 14_05T has flowered earlier than any daffodil has flowered here. It…

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Frost resistance of narcissus

August 16, 2018
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In the pdf text ‘Frost resistanc of narcissus august 2018′ I describe the resistance of daffodils to frost in a special case. Informations concerning this problem are sparse but important…

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Bambi

June 29, 2018
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Bambi

We have had a relatively mild, but wet, winter in Christchurch with few frosts. Each year I judge my season by when Bambi opens and take August 10th as normal.…

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