Photo of many blooming yellow daffodils

Celebrating Daffodils

Friday, April 2, 2021

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Tracing the history of the daffodil from Europe to the United States—and its popularity in the American garden—horticultural specialist Sara Van Beck will highlight the propagation and preservation of Narcissus. Information culled from nursery and seed trade catalogs combined with modern taxonomies will show the changing use of daffodils in the landscape, reflecting larger horticultural trends as well as climate fluctuations. A discussion with NYBG curator Claire Lyman will include a brief overview of the Botanical Garden’s own rare historic cultivars. Nearly a century old, its Daffodil Collection boasts many important legacy plantings, including known heirlooms, recently identified cultivars, as well as new Narcissus varieties for the 21st century.


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