As a Kentuckian, I’m frequently corrected on my pronunciation of words. Even when I pronounce them “correctly,” people often can’t resist pointing out the dialectical differences of the way that I speak – oh, well. Still, these ‘Soestdijk’ daffodils are certainly not something I can pronounce.
Photos that I’ve seen online show ‘Soestdijk’ daffodils with bright orange cups that are edged in shades of yellow and white. In my garden, unfortunately, this unique edging didn’t make a real appearance. Some flowers did have some very slight yellowing, but it was hardly noticeable.
What surprised me most about this new-to-me variety was the immense size of each flower. The large orange cups were also quite incredible. In fact, they were easily the largest that I had ever seen in any of the fancy daffodil varieties that I have ever grown! Amazing!
Though orange isn’t my favorite color for flowers, ‘Soestdijk’ daffodils open in one of the most vibrant shades of deep orange in my garden. There’s no doubt that I would love to grow more of this variety in the future. What do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit the blog! I hope that you’re having a wonderful day!
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We bloomed these for the first time this year and were amazed at their beauty!! I had only put in one order but received another through a mislabel when bought under the name of Johann Strauss. So long lasting and brilliant with those gorgeous orange cups!! Some of ours as they turned a lighter tangerine gave us the unique edging. Beautiful in bouquets too. My husband’s favorites and we want him to like these too as he’s the hole digger!!