and More

Below are various publications from the  American Daffodil Society Archives as well as links to informative articles on the Internet about daffodils.  There is also an area with daffodil vistas and an area with links to other botanical libraries.  Collections are listed alphabetically, while individual publications are listed by year of publication, beginning with the earliest.


Collections of Publications

American Horticultural Society, Annual Daffodil Yearbooks 1935 – 1938

American Horticultural Society, Daffodil Handbook, 1966

American Plant Life Society, Herbertia, Volume 13, 1946

American Plant Life Society, Herbertia,  Vol. 9, No. 1, 1953

Barr, Ye Narcissus or Daffodyl Flowre, 1884  (in 3 parts)

Horticultural Society of Canberra, Bulletin, Issue 346, November 2013 to January 2014

Midland Daffodil Society, 1899 – 1931

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, U.K.

Solly, Cecil; Hardy Bulbs, 1946, in three parts — Daffodils, 1997 – 2005

The International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants

U.S. Department of Agriculture


Publications from around the world

  Pier Andrea Mattioli about The Daffodil, 16th century

Narcissus excerpts, Sweets British Flower Garden, 1833, digitized by Google

Herbert, AMARYLLIDACEAE, 1836 – digitized by Google

  Narcissa Flowers animated – JJ Grandville, (2nd Edition) 1867  (translated from French)

The Book of the Daffodil, Rev. S.E. Bourne; Handbooks of Practical Gardening, 1903

Daffodils, Narcissus and how to grow them, A.M. Kirby; 1909, chapter on poeticus

The Welsh Daffodil and How it Came into Wales, W. Davis, 1912

Royal Horticultural Society List of Classified Names, 1916 from the Library of the University of British Colombia

“Daffodils in Eastern North Carolina;” The Bulletin of the North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture, January, 1930

“Diseases of Narcissus;” Bulletin 304, Agricultural Experiment Station, Oregon State Agricultural College, June 1932

A Handbook of Narcissus, E.A. Bowles, 1934, chapter on poeticus

“Narcissus For Garden and Home,” H.M. Biekart; Extension Service, New Jersey State College of Agriculture and Agricultural Experiment Station, Bulletin 119, May 1934

Journal of the California Horticultural Society, 1940, daffodil issue

Biology of the Narcissus Bulb Fly in the Pacific Northwest, Technical Bulletin No. 809, USDA, May 1942

“Progress of Horticulture: Daffodils as Garden Flowers,” Jan DeGraaff; Journal of the California Horticultural Society, July 1948

Bulb Growing and Forcing, Northwest Bulb Growers Association, 1957

Daffodils, Mrs. Thomas Linton, Nashville, TN, 1957

The Romance of Daffodils, William C. Brumbach, 1959

The Guy Wilson Garden, The New University of Ulster, March 1974

Narcisos: Kanda, semillas de flores selectas, Folleto No. 19, Tercera edicion

The Story of the Botanic Gardens of Trinity College Dublin, 1687 – 1987, by Peter Wyse Jackson; includes biography of F.W. Burbidge

Let’s Grow Daffodils, Lewis Turner, Maryland, USA, 1994

Let’s Plant Daffodils, Howard J. Merrill, New York and California, 1996

Daffodils, the RHS Daffodil and Tulip Committee, 1998

The Narcissus, Michael N. Dana and B. Rosie Lerner, Purdue University, April 2001

  The Daffodil Garden, Running Springs, California, 2003

Narcissus Bulb Carving, a Chinese art form

  Chinese Sacred Lily Daffodil at Paghat’s Garden, 2004

Pickling Paperwhites-forced bulbs that will not flop over!, 2005

  Golden Harvest, The story of daffodil growing in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, 2006

  Microscopic close-up photography of a daffodil, by Brian Johnston of Canada, 2007

   South Carolina and the History of American Daffodils, by Sara Van Beck, Southern Edition, Retrieved June 20, 2012:

Daffodil Culture, Enclosure with packages of Mitsch Daffodil bulbs.

Horticultural Classification of Daffodils, 2012, Royal Horticultural Society

Registration Form to register a daffodil, RHS, 2008

South Hobart Daffodil Show Schedule, 2012

extlinkicon  Plant Encyclopaedia, by the Alpine Garden Society, a link to Narcissus

Canterbury Horticultural Society (NZ) Newsletter, October 2015

extlinkicon Review of Daffodil: Biography of a Flower, by Helen O’Neill; Megan Backhouse, The Sydney Morning News, April 13, 2016

“American Daffodil Society Expands Access through BHL and ‘DaffLibrary’” – by Elizabeth Meyer, Biodiversity Heritage Library, April 23, 2018

Association for the safeguarding and promotion of daffodils of the Riviera, 2019

Daffodil Vistas

  Daffodil Hill, Volcano, California

  Daffy Bill’s (Pannill) Daffodils

   Gibbs Gardens Daffodils, Manor House, Cherokee County, Georgia

  Ornamental Geophytes in Italy


Other Botanical Libraries with daffodil/narcissus contents

  Botanicus Digital Library, a portal to historic botanical literature from the Missouri Botanical Garden Library

  Biodiversity Library   A consortium of ten major natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries, and research institutions plan to digitize the published literature of biodiversity held in their respective collections.  Search for narcissus, amaryllid, daffodil, etc.

  Cherokee Garden Library, designated library for American Daffodil Society archival

  The Huntington Library, designated library for  American Daffodil Society archival



Collection of drawings from an unknown French Artist

Daffodil Cartoon by Adrian Raeside  ©