Tunis
Classification:
2 W-WWY[ Large-Cupped ]
Season:
Early to Mid-Season
Height:
Tall - greater than 67.5 cm (26.6 in)
Registered:
Yes, before 1927
Special Class:
ADS Historics
Chromosomes:
28
Fertility:
Both Seed and Pollen fertile
Used as parent:
22 times as seed, 11 times as pollen
Comments

Fl. 115 mm wide, ivory or milk white; perianth segments broadly ovate, blunt, fairly prominently mucronate, a little inflexed, with margins slightly wavy or recurved, somewhat irregular, overlapping a quarter to one-third; corona cylindrical, with pale amber yellow at rim, mouth expanded and a little frilled, rim irregularly notched and crenate.

According to The American Horticultural Society’s 1937 issue of the The American Daffodil Year Book, Guy L. Wilson’s article “Some Modern Daffodils for Garden Decoration” states: “In my rather cold and wet climate Tunis is not quite at its best, being slight disposed to base trouble, but in drier soils and more sunny districts it is a glorious plant. As the flowers mature they develop to great size with gold effectively serrated crowns. On the first opening, the crown is lemon, later the whole flower passes to milk or ivory white, except for a striking pale coppery gold frill at the edge of the crown. The flowers have great substance and are very lasting white the stems and foliage are exceptionally stiff and stand up to rough weather. Where happy the plant grows with immense vigor, and I am told it is one of the most successful and outstanding daffodils in California.”