Y - O
Early to Mid-Season
Tall - greater than 67.5 cm (26.6 in)
Walter T. Ware
pre 1917, registered with the RHS
Both Seed and Pollen fertile
61 times as seed, 145 times as pollen
Fl. 108 mm wide; perianth segments broadly ovate,corona short funnel-shape strong orange, paler at base, mouth straight, finely ribbed, lightly frilled. Parentage could also be 'M.J. Berkeley' x 'C.J. Backhouse' or 'King Alfred'.
Sydney B. Mitchell (California) in “Why I Grow Daffodils- and How” in The American Daffodil Year Book published by The American Horticultural Society 1936 “ stated: “Of the golden incomps., none equals Fortune, which is early, an advantage with us, vigorous, tall, long-stemmed, long-lasting and of fine color, the cup being particularly nicely flushed with red in some season when it opens in dull weather.
According to The American Horticultural Society's 1937 issue of the The American Daffodil Year Book, Guy L. Wilson's article “No doubt Fortune will be planted by everyone when it becomes sufficiently moderate in prices. I do not know of any daffodil which has a more splendidly reliable constitution It makes a very fine firm healthy bulbs, and I have never heard of it being sick or sorry in any part of the world where it has been grown”
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