February Gold (?) blooming now

Ken kjblack@pacbell.net
Tue, 01 Feb 2011 15:57:30 PST
Thanks, Kathryn!
That is an interesting site, and I checked pictures there of  'February Gold' ... and I am still not sure.  I bought these through John Scheepers or perhaps it was Van Engelen ... shortly after I moved to San Diego ... 13 years ago.  I remember trying to select varieties that 'did well' in the 'South'.  This clump has done well, but I'm afraid the area in which they are located has grown too shady with low light levels.  Additionally, they are on a North-facing slope and receive almost no sun this time of year.  Perhaps that has affected the bloom?  Here is a profile shot:

From: Kathryn Andersen 


This picture does not look exactly like 'February Gold'.  'February Gold' is
a cyclamineus hybrid with sweptback petals.  A profile view would be most
helpful in identification.  The petals in your picture look almost too flat
and perfect to be 'February Gold'.  Petals of this cultivar are usually
somewhat twisted with no suggestion of overlap.  You might want to google
Daff Seek - query page.  Type in February Gold and look at the pictures.
Daff Seek is a wonderful tool for identifying daffodils developed by Nancy
Tackett and  Ben  Blake of the American Daffodil Society.  The black and
white photo is perhaps the most typical.   Please do post a profile shot.
Do you know the source of your bulb?

Kathy Andersen
In South Eastern Pennsylvania where all daffodils are deep in the ground
under at least 12" of snow and ice

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