For Breeding Programs
39 Cultivars Listed
Includes daffodils that have a successful breeding history, daffodils that are known to be pollen and/or seed fertile, and of course species from our list.
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.
Section:Pseudonarcissus N. hispanicus subsp. Bujei
Note : We have also seen this species identified under Section:Nevadensis
Qdaffs is dedicated to offer the lengthiest list of species narcissus to our horticulturally minded friends. We do expect that we will be accused of cultural appropriation by our fiercely partisan Spaniard friends. Oh well, valuable little buggers, but it’s not the Elgin marbles that we are slipping out of Iberia.
Where were you when you first saw Chipper? We were slack jawed in a greenhouse in North Holland when we were told “You can’t afford that”. Fast forward to today, and it turns out we can afford Chipper. A meteor shower of vertically pendant blooms with compound color leaving a trail of wavy and reflexed petals. One to start a collection with, one to end with. We hang out together a lot in the Spring.
Cyclataz is the lovechild of a species CYCLAmineus and the TAZetta Grande Soleil d'Or . Vigorous, floriferous, wild in form, rich in color. Cyclataz does well in pot culture. ADS Historic. ADS Miniature. She is also the parent of three notable offsprin
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.
Section Jonquilla, N. fernandesii var. Cordubensis
Did you ever sit up at night wondering where all the split, the wavy, and the frilly cupped daffodils came from? Not from the stork but from cordubiensis – now you can rest easy and descend into deep daffodil reverie. A species and a feral thing.
Gloriosus is a floriferous and beautiful very old tazetta with strong orange colored cups and a classic strong, sweet, fragrance. Pollen and seed fertile Glorious is also self fertile and “seeds like crazy”. A thing of joy and glory forced in a pot or as a cut flower. Needs a winter blanket in northern zones. Not to be confused with the tazetta cultivar “Glorious”.
Goldfinger is a singular yellow trumpet that will shock even the most jaded on first sight. Evenly colored overall and free from ornamentation, Goldfinger is a champion . A bloom of great substance and color, he is unmistakable. Yes, you will want it for the garden just to keep looking at its perfection. It is said that in the UK it is impossible to win a daffodil show without including Goldfinge in your entries. Even more alchemy from Brian Duncan. Pollen and seed fertile.
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.
An older cyclamineus registered by Grant Mitch, Mite is a miniature and aside from not being particularly pendant, it retains a lot of cyclamineus spirit. Very fertile, Mite is a good surrogate for the species in breeding, the species cyclamineus must be raised from seed. Way adorable and sophisticated, it is hard to not stare. ADS Miniature. ADS Classic.
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
An abundance of broad, substantial, wavy and white flowers on a scape bring a spirit of opulence to the bed, bench, and bunch. Nickelodeon is a modern poetaz, from Grand Monarque, and from New Zealand too. A remarkable flower that we are proud to offer.