A recent post concerned the demise of Cornwall’s world renowned bulb industry as the world famous daffodil fields were grubbed out for food production during WW2. I thought about this and remembered that Cornwall still has one of the world’s top hybridisers in Ron Scamp – the link is to a ‘Country Life’ article about him. So appropriately enough I chose one of his introductions ‘Cape Cornwall’ as representative of Division 2, large-cupped daffodil cultivars – one flower to a stem; corona (cup) more than one-third but less than equal to the length of the perianth segments (petals). ‘Cape Cornwall’, photographed here on 13th April, was introduced in 1996 and, true to type, has a large flower that is very bright and modern. Ron sells his bulbs by mail order and has plenty of new introductions, sadly sold out as I write.

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