MOBOT: Missouri Botanical Garden
St. Louis, Missouri
Click here for a MOBOT publication "150 Reasons to Visit the Missouri Botanical Garden". The intro to the list tells us: "The Missouri Botanical Garden in south St. Louis celebrates its sesquicentennial in 2009. Become a part of this historic year with a visit to enjoy the Garden's 79 acres of landscaped outdoor display gardens, indoor conservatories, and historic buildings. Whether you are a frequent visitor, haven't been since a childhood field trip, or have never been at all, the Garden offers countless opportunities for a memorable experience."
The following text is taken directly from the Bulb Collection publication of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
"The American Daffodil Society (ADS) named the Narcissus (daffodil) collection as the first sanctioned ADS Display Garden.
The Heckman and Samuels Bulb Gardens are home to the majority of the Garden's bulbous plants, including the Narcissus collection of nearly 650 unique varieties. The pair lies on either side of the path south of the Gladney Rose Garden. However, flowering bulbs can be found throughout the Garden grounds, some in small clusters and others in eye-catching masses.
In honor of the Garden's sesquicentennial, several historic varieties of bulbs [daffodils and others] were added to the two Bulb Gardens' spring display. They include these Historic daffodils:
'Conspicuus' from 1869, 'White Lady' from 1897, 'Seagull' from 1868, 'Stella' from before 1869.
Already in the collection were 'Empress' from 1869, 'Queen of the North' from 1908 and 'Sir Watkins' from 1868.
In addition, 45 new daffodil varieties were added in the fall of 2008."
MOBOT has an archive of photographs in a searchable database. We searched for daffodils and found this treasure from 1954.
Last Updated: February 18, 2018