Saturday, March 31, 2012

My mystery daffodils have been identified. I sent a picture of them to Van Engelens, a bulb company I often buy from. Jo-Anne sent it to a connection in the bulb industry in the Netherlands who identified them as Mrs Langtry, a variety that dates back to at least 1869 and which was named after Lily Langtry, actress and mistress to Edward VII. I love knowing what they are and something of their provenance.


  1. Isn't it lovely when something like your daffodils is identified. Well done you for persevering in their identification. I must say they are very pretty - quite delicate - like Lily Langtree I suppose. Have a nice Sunday Margaret.

  2. Quite impressive of you growing them healthy.