Daffodil: The remarkable story of the world's most popular by Noel Kingsbury,Jo Whitworth

By Noel Kingsbury,Jo Whitworth

There is not any harbinger of spring like a box or backyard full of vibrant yellow daffodils. however the international of the daffodil is far greater than simply its position within the march of the seasons. It’s a plant whose background starts off with the tombs of the Pharaohs, via pre-Darwin evolutionary thought and Cornwall’s burgeoning bulb business, and results in the present explosion of sorts from plant breeders looking new shades, fragrances, and forms.

Daffodil finds a world plant infatuation that has resulted in greater than 25,000 cultivars to be had in approximately each coloration of yellow (and now purple, orange, and white). Noel Kingsbury tells the story via an attractive narrative historical past and plant photos that spotlight greater than two hundred forms. Jo Whitworth's revealing images exhibits a facet of the daffodil infrequently noticeable. Plant fanatics will appreciate the tales and gardeners will cherish the cultivation notes, plant descriptions, and recommendations.

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