Daffodil longevity

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Mon, 16 Aug 2004 06:30:05 PDT
>I didn't realize that hybrid daffodils had particular longevity 
>problems in the ordinary garden, although this problem is what led 
>me to give up on tall bearded iris hybrids.

Dear All;
	I share Jane's wonder about this problem. Having just ranted 
about the ease of growing Lycoris, I repeat that most Daffodils are 
easy and long lived in this climate. Appearance of short longevity 
may just indicate the unsuitability of that species or cv for your 
	I know I can't grow bulbicodiums or cantabricus' outdoors in 
the open garden (and others as well) A few I am willing to put in the 
effort to grow in a cool greenhouse for mid-winter blooms. even then 
they are long lived and pest free.
	Daffodil clumps persist long after old farm houses have 
crumbled to oblivion in my area.
		Best	Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
E-fax  419-781-8594

Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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