In Bloom: ‘Art Design’ Daffodils

Depending upon what website you visit, it always seems that the look of ‘Art Design’ daffodils is different. Sometimes, the flowers look carnation-like with full blooms. Other times, the flowers have a prominent double cup that is packed with petals. In growing my own, I quickly discovered that much of this has to do with when the flower is picked.

As you can see from the photo above, I picked my ‘Art Design’ daffodil flowers quite early, so that I could put them in a vase. I really liked the cupped look of these flowers, as well as the contrast between the very soft yellow and darker yellow.

I had attempted to let some of the flowers open fully in my garden, but it proved to be a little problematic. Just as the flowers started to look fluffy, we had a huge rain storm. When I checked on the blooms the next day, the weight of the flowers had caused the stems to dive head first straight into the mud. I didn’t take any pictures, as I seriously doubt anyone would want those messy things in a vase!

Overall, ‘Art Design’ daffodils have proven themselves to be a very lovely addition to the cut flower garden. In the future, I’d love to order more and continue to build my supply of this unique bloom. Have you ever grown ‘Art Design’ daffodil before? If so, I’d love to hear all about your experiences in the comments below. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog!

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