There is no harbinger of spring like a field or garden filled
with bright yellow daffodils. But the world of the daffodil is much
more than just its place in the march of the seasons. It''s a plant
whose history starts with the tombs of the Pharaohs and leads to
the current explosion of varieties from plant breeders seeking new
colors, fragrances, and forms.
Daffodil reveals a global plant infatuation that has led to more
than 25,000 cultivars available in nearly every shade of yellow
(and now pink, orange, and white). Noel Kingsbury tells the tale
through an engaging narrative history and plant portraits that
highlight more than 200 varieties. Jo Whitworth''s revealing
photography shows a side of the daffodil rarely seen. Plant lovers
will relish the stories and gardeners will cherish the cultivation
notes, plant descriptions, and recommendations.