A new introduction, Arctic Bells is a bulbocodium from Walter Blom. It is classified as a Yellow-Yellow, but it is more of a white flower, in the way that White petticoat is white. We were surprised to see the seed parent is the perfect bloomer “Border Beauty”, picture attached. Who would think of that ?
Vivid two toned yellow offspring of Avalanche. You will need both hands and some toes to count the number of blooms on each scape. An ideal example of what makes Tazettas such great flowers in the garden and in the vase. Needs southern exposure and winter protection in Zone 6. A creation of the late Bill 'the Bulb Baron' Welch.
Bell Fly is a recent posthumous introduction from Walter Blom, and what a high-spirited cyclamineus it is. Dare we say that it is broader, longer and more zippy than daffodil Iwona that we love so much ? Not pink, but orange cupped. An early dwarf, vigorous. We are unable to determine the origin of the name. Limited stock.
A flamboyant, substantial, and free spirited double, Bella Ciao is a recent van der Veek introduction. Large blooms, a good grower, currently rare and limited but she has higher aspirations.
We are partial to the Yves Montand version (yes Yves was Italian).
And the people who shall pass (And all those who shall pass) Oh Goodbye beautiful, Goodbye beautiful, Goodbye beautiful! Bye! Bye! And the people who shall pass (And all those who shall pass) Will tell me: "what a beautiful flower" (And they will say: "what a beautiful flower")
This is the flower of the partisan
(And this is the flower of the partisan) Oh Goodbye beautiful, Goodbye beautiful, Goodbye beautiful! Bye! Bye! This is the flower of the partisan
(And this is the flower of the partisan) Who died for freedom
An Englehardt cultivar, similar to Conspicuus , but Brilliancy keeps his yellow perianth color, loud cup, and is really tall. Another old timer that brings real, perennial, spring glory to the bed and landscape. Unlike us, the petals get slender and slim with age. Small availability,
A Palomino horse has a single “cream” gene. Cremellos have two. The van der Veek stables have bred a lot of terrific trumpets, or near trumpets that are great in the landscape and not at all like the usual trumpet fare on the bench. We just fell head over heels, or rather hoof over fetlock for Cremello, a color so soft as not to detract from the muscular shape. New introduction.
Put on your dancing shoes for a recent and reliably pink colored split cup from Carlos van der Veek. Split cups tend to bloom early and hold well, take them for a spin in the vase. For all of his "Dance"named cultivars, I have never seen Carlos on the dance floor.
The condor is the largest land bird of the species, but darkly colored and ugly. El Condor is perhaps the largest cyclamineus cultivar, but bright and lovely and aerodynamic as the bird. A recent van der Veek introduction.
I wasn’t going to list Emcys until I realized that we didn’t list a decent white cyclamineus, aside from the fiercely independent Snipe. Surprised that I couldn’t find artwork of a garden planting of Emcys. From afar a stand of Cyclamineus draw you deep into garden. Emcys gazes across the garden rather than down.
An old trumpet hybrid that has had a lot of notable progeny. increases well. Because Golden Spur increases and is long lived it is good in a “naturalized” landscape planting. Retains a look of species wildness. ADS historic.
Large and sunny, Hello Sunshine is a soft lemon colored behemoth of a trumpet from Carlos van der Veek. Perianth is ovate, shouldered and mucronate, the funnel-shaped cup is frilled and crenate. New Introduction, good supply available.
This perfectly formed miniature cyclamineus will raise your heart rate. With a long straight snout and a shape reminiscent of a Turk's Cap, Hummingbird is remarkably handsome and consistent. A sister of Grant Mitsch's wildly successful Jetfire, Hummi
The amorously named I Love You makes a peerless beautiful white bloom. A perfect balance of restraint and joy, I Love You is a strong grower who will take on many lovers at the show. Large cupped.
I have a favorite one... “I Love You”. That's one that I bred myself and it won first prize at the show in England. then it was still only numbers. And all the old guys were talking about the daffodils and I thought I'd make fun out of them by calling it “I Love You” so now they have to say “I Love You” all the time. - Carlos van der Veek.
A historic that is new to our list, John Evelyn is a white / orange large cup with enough frills in the cup to make a dust ruffle for a king sized bed. Nearly as fecund as Genghis Khan, John’s many children include overachievers such as Ice Follies and White Lion.
In the States, in a crowdsourced competition, he would have been named “Snooty McSnootface”, but Snooty is indeed an Irish Lord of both Trumpets and reverse bi-colors. Awesome flower, sired by Brian Duncan. New Introduction, doesn’t appear to be registered at this writing. Only a few bulbs to offer.
Softly colored and feminine for a trumpet, Ms Krelage is an understated daughter of King Alfred. Fertility both ways, ADS Historic.
“The sensational flower of the day, however, was ‘Mrs Ernst H. Krelage’; it was a Dutch tradition to name one’s best white trumpet after one’s best wife. A very large flower, its creamy yellow trumpet pales over time. For many seasons after its debut in 1912, bulbs went for $250.00 a piece. While the British focused on refined show flowers, the Dutch focused on strong garden flowers, a difference that continues to the present day.” Daffodils in American Gardens , 1733 - 1940 , Sara L. Van Beck, p. 16
We are running out of synonyms for ostentatious to describe Carlo’s lovely seedlings. Superfly, fancy, fancy-pants, yes a fancy-pants trumpet, white until the frilly yellow corona’s edge. Vigorous grower, not registered, new introduction in 2023.