In Bloom: ‘Salou’ Daffodils

In our last post, we took a closer look at the 'Lingerie' daffodil. In seeing these photos, I can't deny the uncanny resemblance between it and the 'Salou' daffodil. Admittedly, the two looked almost identical when picked in person. Fortunately, the photos do a better job of showing the very subtle difference in color. 'Salou'…

Beautiful ‘Blushing Lady’ Jonquil Daffodils in the Garden

After months of posts detailing each variety of daffodil trialed in the garden this year, we're finally nearing the end. Like other jonquils, 'Blushing Lady' daffodil is a very late blooming addition to the cut flower bed. Each stem produces multiple fragrant flowers that open to a very light yellow with a soft peachy center.…

Color Changing ‘Yazz’ Daffodils

Yet another variety of daffodil that can be found growing in my garden this year is called 'Yazz.'  'Yazz' daffodils are a type of jonquil that produces multiple flowers per stem. While I was initially drawn to ordering the bulbs because of the photos that I've seen online and on social media, I was absolutely…

‘Extravaganza’ Daffodils: Delightfully Double Orange and White Blooms

'Extravaganza' daffodils were among the very last of the Narcissus to start blooming in the garden. In fact, they bloomed so late in the season that I had nearly missed the opportunity to photograph them. Fortunately, I was able to take a few pictures just after a late spring rain storm had finished. 'Extravaganza' daffodils…

‘Prosecco’ Daffodil: A Tiny Jonquil in the Cutting Garden

The addition of 'Prosecco' daffodil to my cut flower garden was a first for me. Never before have I grown any Narcissus which are considered to be jonquils. Though I knew that the flowers on each stem would be numerous, I also worried that the blooms would be too small to use in cut flower…

‘Night Cap’ Daffodils: A Gorgeous Single Daffodil

If I've learned one important lesson over the course of my daffodil trial, it's the importance of making certain not to overlook single daffodils. Among the more "traditionally" shaped flowers are some true hidden gems. One new-to-me variety is called 'Night Cap' daffodil. Though it was among the last to bloom in my garden, I…

‘Stainless’ Daffodil: A Pristine White Narcissus

With all the hype surrounding the various types of daffodils, it is easy to overlook single flowers in favor of doubles and split cups. In fact, I had almost decided against ordering 'Stainless' daffodils last fall when working to restrict my garden spending. Fortunately, I did order a small ten count package of bulbs. The…

In Bloom: ‘Sir Winston Churchill’ Daffodil

'Sir Winston Churchill' daffodil was yet another Narcissus that was absolutely blasted by rain before I was able to get proper photographs. Still, I wanted to quickly post a few pictures to the blog in order to keep record of the varieties that I grew. In many bulb catalogs, I've seen that 'Sir Winston Churchill'…

‘Mallee’ Daffodil: A Lovely Split Corona Narcissus

My first interest in "fancy" daffodils started a few seasons ago, after I had purchased a mixed bag of split corona Narcissus. Upon seeing them bloom, I was immediately drawn to their beauty. Still, split corona daffodils remain to be one of my favorite types to grow. 'Mallee' daffodils were quite a nice addition to…

‘Precocious’ Daffodils: A Peachy Dream in the Garden

Though daffodil season has long passed, I'm still working to update each variety that I grew this year, on the blog. This means that some of the late blooming varieties from the garden have been overlooked. 'Precocious' daffodils were one of the latest blooming of the spring narcissus. In staying with the theme of this…