One of my main goals in the spring garden this season was to introduce a wide array of daffodils. I’ve always enjoyed the arrival of early season flowers, but taking a closer look at the various shapes and colors available is really exciting to me. Today, we’re taking a closer look at ‘Orangery’ daffodils.
Much like some of the other daffodils I grow in my yard, these are considered split corona daffodils. Rather than having a traditional cup shape, these flowers are more open. When photographed in the sunlight, the color is a very bright orange-yellow. I really like how richly-saturated the center portion of this daffodil is. Unlike many others in the garden, it’s very rarely that the color of ‘Orangery’ daffodil fades.
Upon picking the flowers for use in an arrangement, one of the first things that I noticed was the fragrance. While I’m never any good at describing scent, these daffodils seem to fill the entire garden with a soft and subtle perfume. It was also quite obvious that the plants produce a lot of pollen, compared to some other varieties. As a part of my daffodil hybridizing experiment, I have been using a paint brush to spread the pollen from one flower to another.
Overall, I am extremely pleased by having the ‘Orangery’ daffodils in my cut flower patch. Have you ever grown ‘Orangery’ before? If so, I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below! Thank you so much for stopping by!