54 Cultivars Listed
Hands down our pick for a white miniature daffodil. Aviva from Leone Low, a charming small miniature with clear star perianth and trumpet Leone named this daffodil after the daughter of her maid of honor. Aviva is the Swahili word for life. ADS Miniature.
We hesitate to deem Beautiful Dream as a good "filler" flower for the bouquet, although it succeeds any way you see fit to use it. Because of its gentle nature and its ability to elevate its neighbors, you may overlook its strength, frilly cup and lovely coloration. Like all things Grant Mitsch there is perfection here, but perfection does not exclude gentleness. Pollen and seed fertile. Granddaughter of China White. Don't be shy, we have a good stock of this daffodil.
Broomhill is a tall, all white, mid-century large cup. Broad, overlapping petals, strong structure and flanged cup makes her a solid shower. Broomhill is a member of a rich bloodline - Beersheba, King Alfred and China White are ancestors. Very slightly misty green at the base of the cup. Seed fertile, Broomhill has been a seed parent for many all white, show worthy cultivars. ADS Classic.
Camborne is an Alec Gray miniature all-white trumpet. Registered posthumously. Long and frilly cup, matures to pure white. This is one to have in the rockery. Tiny little baroque thing. Used as a pollen parent with species cyclamineus. ADS miniature.
A very large all-white trumpet, with blooms up to five inches across. Cotehele is a modern Irish cultivar. Makes an impressive show in the border. Cotehele is named for the estate in Cornwall, England that has a large old daffodil collection along with estate gardens and orchards.
Dainty Miss is a siren's song in the garden. An all-white jonquil she goes it alone, only one two-inch perfectly appointed, dainty-cupped flower per stem please. Wanting a chorus of Dainty Miss for your garden is only natural. Compelling. Benchable. Highly mucronate. Miss Dainty is an ADS Classic, Wister Award winner, a mid century spell of Grant Mitsch witchcraft.
I am a bit dubious as to the advisability of classing this as a jonquil hybrid, but its pedigree lends validity to this placement. A most de- lightful little flower that might be compared with Xit, but it is larger and a flower of more rounded form. Grows much more upright than Ocean Spray. The very flat over- lapping perianth, and small saucer shaped crown are glistening white. Hardly eligible for the miniature class, but a beautiful addition to the smaller varieties sometimes designated as intermediates.
Novelty Daffodils, Grant Mitsch, 1971 p.9
N. dubius var. dubius , section Tazetta . Dubius is an important tazetta section species daffodil birthed in Spain. Spectacular detail, pure white with a miniature form. Dubius sprouts early, requires little cold and needs substantial protection in colder zones. Pollen and seed fertile. Super breeder. Father of Crevette.
Honey I shrunk the Trumpets! Alec Gray focused his miniaturization beam on most every division of daffodil. Elka is a perfectly formed white tiny-trumpet that will inspire a lot of bending and craning. She opens yellow but matures to all white. Elka is equally at home in the rockery or on the show bench program. Used in England for pot culture. Named for some daffodil ladies named Elizabeth and Kate. ADS miniature.
Our flower grower's collective tallied up the sales figures and white flowers were number one, followed closely by anything green. Emerald Green is a large cup, but just, with very broad white petals and a spot of deep emerald green in the eye. A vigorous grower for cut, bench or border. An extra plus ? It's a Grant Mitsch variety, known for their perfection and health. Volume discounts.
Tall is something we look for in daffodils: perhaps not so important for competition, but an extra dividend for floral work and anchoring the spring border. All white and wide Falmouth Bay is a bit inbred from multiple China White ancestors, but in our estimation yet another perfect cultivar from Ron Scamp. Miraculously none of the petals seems to get caught and nicked unfurling from the baroque wavy cup.
Well-named Frostbite is a spontaneous poeticus sport, extra white pointy petals intruding into the cup. Widely variable except that Frostbite retains an overall hexagonal corona shape, analogous to snowflakes. Scented Frostbite brings a lovely blast of cool to the late spring border when all of the other daffodils have melted. An intermediate, Frosty is attractive in a vase , for us blooms with Spanish Bluebells and Tulip Maureen. You will be pleasantly surprised by the the scent.