Split-corona daffodils were among the very first “fancy” narcissus that I grew last year. I just love looking at their unique broken cups. ‘Cassata’ daffodil is no exception to this. Here in my yard, ‘Cassata’ daffodils are among the very first flowers to start blooming. While most websites classify them as an early season flower, I can only imagine that their position near the foundation of my house also helps.
Many who follow the blog may recall that I’ve already posted quite a few pictures of ‘Cassata’. However, I really wanted to make this post to emphasize the color change that occurs from the time that the bloom opens until it fades. While I would have usually picked the flowers for arrangements a long time ago, I have been really enjoying watching the flowers change in my landscape. Rather than the rich yellow color, the blooms have faded to show this beautiful pastel yellow.
Though the vase life won’t be as long when picking the flowers at this stage, I can now better appreciate the soft yellow split-corona. I only planted a very small amount of ‘Cassata’ daffodil bulbs, but I’m so glad that I did. What do you think? Have you ever grown ‘Cassata’ daffodil before? I’d love to hear all about your experiences in the comments below! I hope you’re having a wonderful day!