Backhouse Rossie daffodils

A Friends of the Botanic Garen talk by Caroline Thomson

Currently the Collection, based at Rossie Estate in Fife, comprises over 89 Backhouse Heritage Daffodil cultivars – the largest collection of Backhouse heritage daffodils in the world. William Backhouse was one of the early pioneers in daffodil hybridization, and the first in the Quaker Backhouse daffodil breeding dynasty from the mid 1800’s to the mid 1900’s over three generations.

 

 

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