A renown and important tazetta, Avalanche is an older selection of Grand Monarque, which is likely a selection from a (near) species. Floriferous and fragrant, Avalanche is widely distributed in the South. In zones 6A and B it benefits from siting against a south facing foundation for winter protection. Aka Seventeen Sisters. ADS Classic. ADS Historic.
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.
Bebob is an Alec Gray miniature Jonquil with rich two-toned yellow color. Ma and Pa Bebop were both species, Daddy appears to be a poeticus. Confident like Mary Lou Williams and punchy like Dizzy Gillespie. Scented and petite.
Clare is just the cutest little miniature jonquilla with a flat colorful cup. Perianth is a lighter yellow. An Alex Gray daffodil from mid century. Comparable to but distinct from Sun Disc and Bebop . Usually one flower per scape.
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 offspring: Jumblie, Golden Quince and Tête-à-Tête -- the most widely grown daffodil of all time. Classified as division 12 miscellaneous because she retains her parents' traits equally. Scented.
Erlicheer is an older tazetta sport with bodacious double, strongly scented blooms. Excellent for forcing and for cut flowers. Erlicheer may struggle in Zone 6 even with some winter protection. Grows freely in the South. A singular daffodil. Classified as a double but we all know that it really behaves as a tazetta. Makes an unusually large bulb.
Why does Flowmay drive us to such devotion? She is a tiny, miniature jonquilla, all white with an impossibly delicate pink rim on the cup. So improbable a heroine, so hopeful in a world of naysaying giants. Alec Gray named this for the missus. Tiny and rare. Powerful perfume.
Twenty years ago Fragrant Rose was planted in great numbers in the States. Today she hangs on in the landscape trade, just. Because of her upright form and unique perfume, she is a pink cup with a difference. Glorious in the border and draws interest on the bench. Blooms out of the leaves. Pollen and seed fertile. A Brain Duncan Wister award winner. Lots of good smelling offspring.
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.
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 winter protection in Zone 6. Not to be confused with the tazetta cultivar "Glorious".
A clump of Lanarth in your garden makes a friendly show, calling out from its towering height to anyone who passes by. A very old cultivar Lanarth is an amber and orange Jonquilla. Florifierous and sweetly scented. A catch-up call from an old friend. We think it a stunning garden flower. Excellent in the South.
A lot of the daffodils that we know as tazettas are tazettas that were crossed with Ornatus or another Poeticus. Tazettas were very popular in the Netherlands, the UK and the US in the 19th and early 20th century. They were widely grown in the States for the cut flower market. There was a lot of breeding to make the tazettas more cold-tolerant and more manageable. Laurens Koster is one of those poetaz daffodils who achieved a lot of fame. Still in the trade he has been largely replaced by n.Geranium. Equally fabulous in the garden, vase, pot or show bench, Laurens is showy, floriferous, frilly, colorful and fragrant. Tall and late blooming, a reliable grower and increaser in the south. A truly great cultivar. Historic.
Corpulent and colorful, this daffodil is the first lady of the poetaz group. Martha Washington has large flowers, two or three per scape, that bring a shine and a sweet scent to the border. Makes a very flat flower in maturity. ADS Historic.
To quote Perseus, "Hey Phineas, get a load of this!" A very old poetaz, sweet and bright Medusa has milky white mucronate petals with a crimson orange eye. Never has a bad hair day. An old timer that has a place in the border. Rare. ADS Historic.
An enchanting ring of fire set in broad clean-white petals, Merlin has cast a spell in the commercial trade for a long time. Looks like he may be headed for the retired magician's union home, but will be happy in any muggles spring border. Benchable. Merlin is also a libidinous character with many progeny. Pollen and pod fertile. First class scent. ADS Classics. ADS Intermediates.