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
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-TêteTête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, England, UK, 1949, England, UK 
Photo: Tom Stettner, Ohio, USA
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Photo: Bradley McCarson, South Carolina, USA
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Photo: Bradley McCarson, South Carolina, USA
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Photo: Bradley McCarson, South Carolina, USA
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Photo: Fentongollan Farms, England, UK
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Photo: John Scheepers Bulbs, Inc., Connecticut, USA
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Photo: John Scheepers Bulbs, Inc., Connecticut, USA
Tete-a-teteTête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, England, UK, 1949, England, UK 
Photo: Yeskendir Satekov, Astana, Kazakhstan
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Photo: Kirby Fong, California, USA
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Photo: U.S. National Arboretum, Washington D.C., USA
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Photo: Coleen Toone, Utah, USA
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Photo: ADS Photo, USA
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Photo: Tom Stettner, Ohio, USA
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Photo: Peter D.K. Ramsay, North Island, New Zealand
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Photo: Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio, USA
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Photo: Brian S. Duncan, Northern Ireland, UK
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Photo: Ralph Sowell, Mississippi, USA
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Photo: Noeline McLaren, South Island, New Zealand
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Photo: Ian Tyler, England, UK
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Photo: Bob Isaak, Virginia, USA
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Photo: Ian Scroggy, Northern Ireland, UK
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Photo: Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee, USA
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Photo: Liz Ellwood, New Jersey, USA
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Photo: Mary Durtschi, Utah, USA
Tete-a-teteTête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, England, UK, 1949, England, UK 
Photo: Carlos van der Veek, North Holland, the Netherlands
Tete-a-teteTête-à-Tête, 12 Y-Y, Alec Gray, England, UK, 1949, England, UK 
Photo: Ben Blake, California, USA
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