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Daffodil : the remarkable story of the world's most popular spring flower

Author: Noël Kingsbury; Jo Whitworth
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
This book charts the remarkable story of the daffodil from the tombs of the Pharaohs, through pre-Darwin evolutionary theory, to Cornwall's burgeoning bulb business and diversification efforts by breeders seeking the definitive bloom. Today's gardener's have a rich palette including the pink-cupped Backhouse hybrids, the star-like 'Firebrand' bred by Engleheart, and P.D. Williams's 'Killigrew', described as "perfect  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noël Kingsbury; Jo Whitworth
ISBN: 9781604693188 1604693185
OCLC Number: 811337487
Awards: Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) Annual Literature Award Nominee, 2014
Description: 220 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Daffodil definitions --
From the tombs of the pharaohs: early daffodil history --
Travelling, changing, and multiplying: the nineteenth century --
Cornwall: centre of the daffodil universe --
Breeders and conservers: daffodil people --
Gone native: daffodil colonies and hotspots --
Daffodils in the garden.
Responsibility: Noël Kingsbury ; with photographs by Jo Whitworth.


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Kingsbury explains the many different classifications of this flowering bulb, then relates its history, from burial in the tombs of the Pharaohs to the present day, emphasising the flower's place as Read more...

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