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Re: Daffodil question

I wondered too when I saw the name Backhouse.  I just planted Lilium 'Mrs.
R.O.Backhouse' last fall.

"England's legendary narcissus breeder Mrs. R(obert) O(rmston) Backhouse
(i.e., Sarah Elizabeth Backhouse, 1857-1921) developed the very first pink

M J-B's book:
An early dream was the idea of an orange trumpet daffodil.  Transforming the
dream into reality took well over 100 years.  Trained geneticist W.O.
Backhouse, the son of famous daffodil breeding parents who had themselves
been trying for the same goal, started work.  His parent's had only managed
3/4 length flowers such as 'Backhouse's Giant'...."

I don't know who developed your N. 'Mrs. R.O.Backhouse', whether it was
herself or her son.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2004 9:08 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Daffodil question

> In a message dated 04/12/2004 6:30:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
> > Wm Backhouse of county
> > Durham raised daffodils from 1856 yielding cultivars 'Emperor,
> > 'Weardale Perfection', and 'W.P.Milner', and "the first two can still be
> > found growing in parks and gardens today, and looking well."
> >
> >
> Would this Backhouse have produced the old 'Mrs. R. O. Backhouse' that is
> still one of my favorite pinks?
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