N. 'Cantatrice'

Linda Wallpe lwallpe@cinci.rr.com
Sat, 08 Mar 2008 09:09:45 PST
Jim -

'Cantatrice' still exists but probably only in the gardens of those who like
to grow the historic daffodil varieties.  Registered in 1936 by Guy Wilson,
it is now considered an historic cultivar by the ADS.

I can not find it listed in any of the specialty daffodil catalogs that I
You might try contacting Old House Gardens to see if they have or can find a
bulb or two for sale.

If you liked 'Cantatrice', you might like 'Silent Valley', a slightly newer
variety with similar form.

Linda Wallpe
Cincinnati, Ohio
ready for spring but where the snow is blowing and drifting

> Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 10:54:33 -0500
> From: "Jim McKenney" <jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com>
> Subject: [pbs] Narcissus 'Cantatrice'
> The reference to Synge in my previous message got me thinking about
> daffodil which is illustrated in that book, one which seems to have
> disappeared from the face of the earth. Can anyone tell me if the cultivar
> 'Cantatrice' still exists?
> I grew this back in the '60s, but as the garden changed over the years it
> disappeared. Recently I've been asking my daffodil friends if they know
> about it but so far I've drawn a blank.
> If anyone knows of a source for 'Cantatrice', I would like to know about

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