Plant ID forum: Old mail order double daffodil?

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Name: Jaed
Binghamton, NY, USA
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Jaed
Oct 19, 2015 8:12 PM CST
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I brought some of these back home, but originally found them growing in what would have been the garden around a 1900s era abandoned farmhouse foundation. The trees planted over the land would have been in the 1920s area, presumably they've been happily left alone since then. There are no flowers anywhere near them to mix with, I've never seen daffodils that look like this. Whatever they are, they're gorgeous!
Name: Sondra
NE Houston, Texas (Zone 9a)
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SALL20
Oct 19, 2015 8:27 PM CST
Only a guess, but there's an old heirloom daffodil called Butter and Eggs that is a double. Some one from your area might have a better idea though.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Oct 19, 2015 8:28 PM CST
Ooooh, I want those! Thank you for posting that photograph, and welcome to ATP. Smiling
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Name: Jaed
Binghamton, NY, USA
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Jaed
Oct 19, 2015 8:37 PM CST
If they survive the winter at my house I'll try to go back for more, they're very oddly small and delicate. Half the height of most other daffodils. They're a few hours hiking to get to though, the entire hillside is covered in plants you'd expect in far colder areas. Most of the plants were too small for flowers. Their leaves were almost thin enough to be grass for some plants! Maybe in the spring I can look for a local garden club.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Oct 19, 2015 8:39 PM CST
Would love to see photographs, if you can. Smiling
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Name: Sondra
NE Houston, Texas (Zone 9a)
Cat Lover Region: Texas Bulbs Cactus and Succulents
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SALL20
Oct 19, 2015 9:27 PM CST
Never mind about the Butter and Eggs. Found another one I think may be it.

www.oldhousegardens.com

Page 6 of heirloom daffodils has a picture of Van Sion.
It looks exactly like your picture to me.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Oct 19, 2015 10:16 PM CST
Here it is in our database -
Double Daffodil (Narcissus 'Telamonius Plenus')
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Name: Jaed
Binghamton, NY, USA
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Jaed
Oct 20, 2015 4:47 PM CST
Ooo, one of those pictures looks almost identical. Thank you all for the help:) these were well worth the hike! I'll try for more pictures of mine bloom, or when I go back. This was the only other picture with them, it was just a different angle though.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Oct 20, 2015 5:08 PM CST
If it works out for you, that would be great. Can never have too many photographs. Big Grin
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