Tony Avent
Mon, 22 Mar 2004 03:49:56 PST
Dear Narcissus Lovers:

	I'm just back from a week botanizing in West Louisiana/East Texas.  This
is the second year in a row that I have done such a trip.  The most
prevalent "wildlflower" in this region is the daffodil.  It is truly
mind-boggling how many hundreds of thousands of daffodils are in full
flower along the roadsides...escapees from old homesites.  The daffodils
have naturalized by seeding into huge patches.  Narcissus types range from
N. jonquilla to the large-cup double hybrids.  In each patch, the variation
of seedlings is amazing.  We have brought back a few to play with, but the
possibility of making selections is very exciting.  If anyone is interested
in this type of daffodils, you really should make it a point for a road
trip between mid-February and mid-March.

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, NC  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
phone 919 772-4794
fax  919 772-4752
"I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it least
three times" - Avent

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