Tête-à-Tête
 
Classification:
12 Y-Y[ Miscellaneous ]
Season:
Early to Mid-Season
Height:
Dwarf - less than 32.5 cm (12.8 in)
Registered:
Yes, before 1949
Awards:
This plant was given the John and Gertrude Wister Award for outstanding garden merit.

Awarded by the American Daffodil Society in 2014.
Wister
2014; This plant earned the Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Given on the recommendation of Committees to plants of outstanding excellence for garden decoration or use (whether for open garden or under glass). The award is only given following a period of assessment. Assessment can take place in one or more of the following ways: 1) Trials at one of the Society’s Gardens or at some other venue; 2) Visits to specialist collections; 3) Round-table discussions drawing on the collective expertise and experience of Committee members, with the opportunity to call on further specialists when necessary.

Awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993.
AGM
1993; This plant earned the First Class Certificate (FCC).

Given on the recommendation of Committees to plants of outstanding excellence for exhibition

*Award made after trial.

Qualified for garden decoration

Trial held at The RHS Garden, Wisley, Surrey, UK..

Awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1974.
*FCC(g)
1974; This plant earned the Award of Merit (AM).

Given on the recommendation of Committees to plants which are of great merit for exhibition

*Award made after trial.

Qualified for garden decoration

Trial held at The RHS Garden, Wisley, Surrey, UK..

Awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1973.
*AM(g)
1973; This plant earned the First Class Certificate (FCC).

Given on the recommendation of Committees to plants of outstanding excellence for exhibition

Qualified for cultivation in pots, Pans or bowls.

Awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1962.
FCC(p)
1962; This plant earned the Award of Merit (AM).

Given on the recommendation of Committees to plants which are of great merit for exhibition

Qualified for cultivation in pots, Pans or bowls.

Awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1956.
AM(p)
1956;
Special Classes:
ADS Miniatures, New Zealand NDS Miniatures, The Daffodil Society Miniatures
Pollen Parent: 
open pollinated
Chromosomes:
24 + 1B
Fertility:
Both Seed and Pollen fertile
Used as parent:
1 time as seed,1 time as pollen
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Comments:

Fls 2-3 per stem, 65 mm wide; perianth segments ovate, brilliant yellow with slight white mucro, spreading or a little reflexed, plane, overlapping 1/4; inner segments with margins wavy; cup is cylindrical, short, broadly angled, slightly constricted near mouth, darker in tone than the perianth, mouth straight or slightly expanded, 6-lobed, with rim crenate. Is sibling to ‘Jumblie’ and ‘Quince’.

Origin of Name:

According to Nancy Wilson, miniatures expert from California,’Tête-à-Tête’ was named as a joke on Mr. Tait. Frank Waley, who was there when it was named, said it was named by Mr. Tait’s friend. Mr. Tait bred early miniatures and bred two of his to produce this one. It was never meant to refer to one or two flowers per stem. The name is French for “head to head”.

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Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #798 : Ben Blake, California, United States</span>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: Ben Blake, California, USA
Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #12,165 : Brian S. Duncan, Northern Ireland, UK</span>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: Brian S. Duncan, Northern Ireland, UK
Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #6,530 : Mary Durtschi, Utah, United States</span>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: Mary Durtschi, Utah, USA
Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #6,557 : Liz Ellwood, New Jersey, United States</span>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: Liz Ellwood, New Jersey, USA
Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #35,928 : Fentongollan Farms, England, UK</span>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: Fentongollan Farms, England, UK
Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #28,019 Mar 02, 2013: Kirby Fong, California, United States</span><br/><span class="ds_text_exif">Properties:  Canon EOS 50D, Original Size 906 x 607, Exposure 1/13 sec, Aperture f/11.0, ISO 160, No flash, Focal length 50.0 mm, Exposure Aperture-priority AE</span><br>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: Kirby Fong, California, USA
Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #12,710 Apr 01, 2008: Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio, United States</span><br/><span class="ds_text_exif">Properties:  Canon EOS REBEL XT, Original Size 778 x 522, Exposure 1/200 sec, Aperture f/20.0, ISO 200, No flash, Focal length 55.0 mm</span><br>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio, USA
Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #8,429 : Bob Isaak, Virginia, United States</span>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: Bob Isaak, Virginia, USA
Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #7,372 : Becky Fox Matthews, United States</span>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: Becky Fox Matthews, USA
Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #33,251 Feb 23, 2014: Bradley McCarson, South Carolina, USA</span><br/><span class="ds_text_exif">Properties: Apple iPhone 5, Original Size 1536 x 2048, Exposure 1/188 sec, Aperture f/2.4, ISO 50, No flash, Focal length 4.1 mm, Exposure Program AE<br/>Photo Location: Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, USA</span><br>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: Bradley McCarson, South Carolina, USA
Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #9,887 Jan 01, 2003: Noeline McLaren, South Island, New Zealand</span><br/><span class="ds_text_exif">Properties:  PENTAX Optio 33L, Original Size 778 x 623, Exposure 1/250 sec, Aperture f/4.8, No flash, Focal length 5.8 mm</span><br>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: Noeline McLaren, South Island, New Zealand
Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #19,995 : ADS Photo, USA</span>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: ADS Photo, USA
Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #16,904 : Peter D.K. Ramsay, North Island, New Zealand</span>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: Peter D.K. Ramsay, North Island, New Zealand
Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #29,374 Apr 27, 2011: Yeskendir Satekov, Astana, Kazakhstan</span><br/><span class="ds_text_exif">Properties:  Canon PowerShot A640, Original Size 906 x 682, Exposure 1/320 sec, Aperture f/4.0, No flash, Focal length 7.3 mm</span><br><br><span class="ds_text2" style="font-style: italic">Photo Location: Altay Botanical Garden, Ridder, Kazakhstan</span>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: Yeskendir Satekov, Astana, Kazakhstan
Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #32,108 : John Scheepers Bulbs, Inc., Connecticut, USA</span>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: John Scheepers Bulbs, Inc., Connecticut, USA
Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #32,107 : John Scheepers Bulbs, Inc., Connecticut, USA</span>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: John Scheepers Bulbs, Inc., Connecticut, USA
Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #7,727 : Ian Scroggy, Northern Ireland, UK</span>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: Ian Scroggy, Northern Ireland, UK
Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #9,999 : Ralph Sowell, Mississippi, United States</span>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: Ralph Sowell, Mississippi, USA
Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #19,935 : Tom Stettner, Ohio, United States</span>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: Tom Stettner, Ohio, USA
Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #5,879 : Tom Stettner, Ohio, United States</span>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: Tom Stettner, Ohio, USA
Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #22,884 Mar 29, 2010: Coleen Toone, Utah, United States</span><br/><span class="ds_text_exif">Properties:  Canon PowerShot SX110 IS, Original Size 778 x 586, Exposure 1/640 sec, Aperture f/4.0, ISO 125, No flash, Focal length 42.5 mm</span><br><br><span class="ds_text2" style="font-style: italic">Photo Location: Morinda Gardens at the Tahitian Noni Intl, Provo, Utah</span>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: Coleen Toone, Utah, USA
Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #8,958 : Ian Tyler, England, UK</span>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: Ian Tyler, England, UK
Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #24,397 Mar 13, 2012: U.S. National Arboretum, Washington D.C., United States</span><br/><span class="ds_text_exif">Properties:  Canon EOS 60D, Original Size 810 x 543, Exposure 1/500 sec, Aperture f/5.6, ISO 100, No flash, Focal length 70.0 mm, Exposure Program AE</span><br><br><span class="ds_text2" style="font-style: italic">Photo Location: U.S. National Arboretum</span>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: U.S. National Arboretum, Washington D.C., USA
Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #6,140 : Carlos van der Veek, North Holland, the Netherlands</span>Tête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, 1949, England, UK. 
Photo: Carlos van der Veek, North Holland, the Netherlands