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In terms of purchasing bulbs...

Posted by kimcoco 5 (My Page) on
Tue, May 10, 11 at 11:29

Two questions for the experts -

I've been admiring the creamy white daffodils I see planted in drifts around town. I have the full yellow, I think Tete-a-tete variety. The daffs I'm seeing around here are similar to Tete a Tete in size and form, the only exception being that the petals are creamy white, and the "cone" (I don't know the technical term) is yellow, like Tete-a-tete. If I can't find out what these are, I'd like to plant them if they naturalize. Any ideas what daffodil this is that I'm admiring? I'll try to take a pic next time I'm out and about.

In terms of purchasing these daffodils specifically, does it make that much of a difference purchasing from an online vendor (I've purchased from Colorblends in the past for tulips) vs. a local box store? The Tete-A-Tete are pretty common, and I have no problem purchasing in bulk, and what I've planted has performed well. Aside from the cost factor, I don't see much of a difference. Then again, it's not like I'm on the hunt for a rare variety. Feedback anyone?


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RE: In terms of purchasing bulbs...

Unless your local gardeners are seriously snooty - you could just ask if they would let you have some bulbs. You can offer to pay, of course. Or proffer a trade for something you have plenty of that's delectable.

'Drifts' definitely implies naturalisation and multiplication. It's not as if you're asking for a rare and endangered...lol.


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RE: In terms of purchasing bulbs...

I have found big box bulbs to be mislabeled about half the time. If you want a particular color/variety don't count on it from any discount retailer.


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