First Daffodil bloom of the season, what kind do you think it is?

hostalover360(4)March 29, 2010

Well the first Daffodil opened up in my yard today, but I have no idea what kind it is for sure! I thought Rip Van Wrinkel but now I'm not sure. I know there double Daffodils, there shorter then my other Daffodils, and the flowers are quite small in size. I got these Daffodils from my Moms house in Lower Michigan, they lived at an old homesite, The Daffodils were in an old established clump, that barely even flowered, and were in desperate need of seperating. any suggestions would be awesome.

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

It may be Van Sion. Daffseek is down right now for maintenance, but I'll check it later and post a link with several pics of it. It doesn't look to be Rip Van Winkle to me as RVW has pointed petals as shown HERE

If possible try to get additional pics as the blooms mature.

Sue

    Bookmark   March 30, 2010 at 7:52AM
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keithf25(8)

I second the Van Sion, especially because of the green tint (unless that is a product of the photo). They are an heirloom variety, so coming from an old home site may be an additional clue.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2010 at 11:22AM
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hostalover360(4)

Chemocurl, That is exactly why I think there not Rip Van Wrinkle types, It matchs Rip Van Wrinkle in the sense that it is a short double daffodil, with small blooms, but the petals are rounded instead of pointy like a daisy. I'll be sure to take more pictures, I see 2 more of this varity of daffodil starting to open near this one.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2010 at 5:22PM
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hostalover360(4)

I just wanted to say I definitly think there Van Sion Daffodils, I did some reserch myself and the look just like them! here is another picture of a different blook that opened up today

    Bookmark   April 2, 2010 at 1:03AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Yes, definitely not Rip Van Winkle.

One possibility that it 'might' be is Double Campernelle

Van Sion I see is actually a synonym of Telamonius Plenus. Check out the pics of Telamonius Plenus at Daffseek. It also says, "Doubling varies from partial to completely double;" along with a lot of other Daff-speak that I don't comprehend well. I also think that there are some pics of the Telamonius Plenus at Daffseek that are just plain incorrect, but who am I to say such a thing? A couple of those pics look exactly like Rip Van Winkle.

If my Telamonius Plenus (aka Van Sion) are still decent, I'll try getting a pic here soon. A pretty reliable source told me that what I had was Telamonius Plenus (aka Van Sion) and I'm thinking mine are different than yours.

Sorry to be of such little help and maybe just being confusing. I wish we had a historical daff expert here.

Sue

    Bookmark   April 2, 2010 at 6:58AM
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