For the Border
34 Cultivars Listed
Make a statement in your garden. With the added benefit of meeting up locally with your favorite friends year over year. Generally, but not limited to taller varieties. "Makes a nice clump" is a compliment any daffodil gardener can be proud of.
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.
A very old white on white large cup, the Duchess of Westminster is a bit of a plain Jane by modern standards, but retains all of her 19th century to-the-manor-born-country-girl charm. The old gal opens white yellow but matures to swan white. A rare Billy Backhouse cultivar.
Do you have a desert island daffodil ? (dit vertaalt zich niet in het Nederlands). Feu de Joie is ours, we would happily be banished to a desert island or even asteroid B-612 for that matter if we could take only this flower. We are swooning and proud that this flower finally made our list. Returns and rewards annually in the garden. Every bloom better than the next. Antique white / orange double. ADS Historic. Very limited stock.
Le feu de joie, c'est un beau coup de fusil.
Many of the historic old blooms that we love are star-flowered small cups. But watch out, the free formed, star shaped, old doubles will steal your heart. Insulinde is ivory and tangerine and libertine all over. Hard to to pick a favorite from others in this style : Argent, Feu de Joie. Long lived, long lasting, held aloft on robust scapes. A Backhouse cultivar.
A taller old white petaled maiden with an ample, orange, and frilled disc cup that can become reflexed. Patrimony is unknown, but a great example of this form, much more substantial and upright than Professor Einstein who has all but disappeared from cultivation. Jacquline brings a sunny and easy disposition wherever she goes.
We planted Littlefield up the street in the neighbor’s vineyard, next to the parking lot, where he competes with mugwort, compacted soil and road salt in an open northern exposure. A large, tall and late jonquil that returns robustly year over year. When the sun hits that green eye , combined with the ever -changing orange on orange color, and the scent : oh Baby ! Signed, sealed and delivered. A truly great Jonquil, I was surprised when it popped up on the list. Quantity pricing.
Tall and lovely in the garden, Loth Lorien makes a large 4 1/2 inch rounded bloom with a substantial green and yellow small cup. Loth is a strong grower and has been around for a while as a landscape daffodil. But it looks like he is being put out to p
Another charter member of the Iron Ladies and Marathon Men Daffodil Club, Lucifer waves and winks and beckons in the landscape. Star shaped with a rich colored cup that is variable with age. Angelic and demonic, a great landscape daffodil. There are two Lucifers registered, we think ours is the Irish one. ADS Historic. Limited.
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.
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.
N.x odorus var rugulosus
An intersectional cross between N.jonquilla and N.pseudonarcissus or N.hispanica that has been blooming freely since before the Age of Enlightenment. Absolutely feral in the American South. Perennial and fragrant, odorus has many nicknames: Campernelli, Single Campernelle, Rugulosus.
For the time being we are considering Rugulosus to be a variant of N.x odorus.
A full flavored cyclamineus, and a reverse bi-color one at that. We adore the sixes and try to list a lot, the only other reverse bi-cycli we offer is Lemon Silk, who is a cool sophisticate. But Peppercorn has a perky profile and is peppery all over. That flanged cup, oh baby that lasts long on the taste buds. By Ron ‘Hotstuff’ Scamp. Just a handful to offer.
Viridiflora daffodils come from species that bloom in the fall. On the march to year round daffodils Polar Hunter is on the vanguard; an April / October romance. We are unsure of the actual provenance of this bulb, but it is reputed to be very hardy and will start blooming early and finish in its own sweet time. Floriferous. Remarkably green and long lasting in the vase, we are hoping the florists take notice.
Horace said “Carpe Diem”, but I don’t think he would be prepared for the gear-faced reverse bi-colored trumpet Seize the Day. Hits on all of the cylinders, it is an audacious daffodil. Large, it blooms out of the blue strappy leaves. Recent introduction from Carlos van der Veek.