Narcissus obvallaris

4th March 2020

Narcissus obvallaris (Avon Bulbs)

The Tenby daffodil is as short as N. pseudonarcissus, and is found in the wild near Tenby in Dyfed; this is the golden daffodil usually shown as the emblem of Wales. In the wild daffodils grow in woods, grassland and on rocky ground but changes in farming, loss of woodland and the collection of wild bulbs for garden planting  seriously reduced their numbers before wild plants were protected by law.  Now because of the risk of hybridisation it is suggested that you should avoid planting drifts of modern vigorous cultivars close to populations of native daffodils, to avoid new seedling hybrids outcompeting the parent plants.

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