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Difference between jonquils, daffodils, paperwhite & narcissis

Posted by brit5467 7b VA East Coast (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 3, 12 at 2:11

Figured you guys could save me a lot of googling....lol.

I know they aren't all the same but I'm guessing they're all in the same family. I know some have tiny blooms which is what MOM always called paperwhites. I call the simple yellow ones daffodils. But I have some that look like daffys but are are two-toned (orange middle/yellow petals). And I'm confused about the other two names.

Anyone want to help me out here?
Thanks,
Bonnie


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RE: Difference between jonquils, daffodils, paperwhite & narcissi

Narcissus is the family name.
Under the family name there are thirteen divisions.
N papyraceus - aka 'paperwhite' could belong in Division 8 - the Tazetta group. Lots of flowers in a single head and with long petals. Smell gorgeous...and are very early to rise.

Jonquilla are Division 7 on the list.

Depending on who mixed which with what, you can end up with Narcissus/daffys that have red, white and green - with a touch of yellow thrown in. Check out the late-flowering N poeticus, or the Mitsch daffodils. (Hide your pocket book first...).

A good place to look further is: www.daffodilusa.org/


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RE: Difference between jonquils, daffodils, paperwhite & narcissi

Thanks !! That clears things up for me.

SCARED to check out the ones you recommended. Have no one to hide my pocketbook for me....lol.

And thanks for the link. That show coming up is only about 4 1/2 hrs away from me!! And believe it or not, found out last year that Brent & Becky's is only an hour away altho I've never dared gone there -- I know myself all too well. No self control....lol.


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