Bill Welch hosts the largest collection of Tazetta Narcissus in the world at his field in Carmel Valley.
Today, all of Bill's waking moments are spent working in the field digging, growing, picking and hybridizing Narcissus. He decided to grow Tazetta Narcissus bulbs for a living, so he would be able to work on hybridizing them every chance he got. Since no one else seemed interested in preserving the old varieties that still exist, he has made it his mission in life to collect as many as he can find. At his field in Carmel Valley one can see the largest collection of Tazetta Narcissus in the world. He uses many of these varieties for pollinations to create new types of Narcissus. His goal is to develop varieties with different shaped cups, different colors, double petals, and also varieties that have different fragrances, different seasons of bloom and ones that multiply well in the garden.
*Information originally published bu Jaminia A. Colliard. Available HERE.