For Breeding Programs
48 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.
Softly colored, elegant and well-rounded, Aircastle always speaks with an indoor voice. Tall and late : an ADS classic from Grant Mitsch that will never go out of style.
Perfection of form and consistency of performance are the attributes of this variety. The perianth is very rounded and flat, and in perfect balance with the small flat crown which is pale apricot lemon with a narrow margin of deeper shade. The perianth opens milk white but after a few days turns to greenish beige. A large flower of good substance and vigorous growth. One may go down a long row and find nearly every flower of exhibition caliber. A frequent show winner including awards for best flower in the Royal Horticultural Society's London Daffodil Show in 1963 and 1966. It has been a good parent. While the color does not appeal to every one, it is doubtless one of the best Daffodils we have raised.
Novelty Daffodils Catalog, Grant Mitch, 1971 p. 5
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 itÃs not the Elgin marbles that we are slipping out of Iberia.
Where were you when you first saw 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 with Chipper 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
Dailmanach produces a pink colored cup that is unforgettable, singular and difficult to pigeon hole. Daimanach is also the Genghis Khan of pink cups : more widespread and winning offspring than you can count. We love it as a stand out in the garden too.
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 Ã± 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".