Grow For Cut
29 Cultivars Listed
The Slow Flower movement is a ground swell of localized horticulture across the US. Daffodils tend to bloom before the farmer's markets and roadside stands have opened for the season, but growers can easily have wonderful daffs to put on market for Easter, Mother's day, and May weddings. Here are some selected cultivars that we think your Florists will love. Quantity pricing in 25's.
A recently introduced double that is most like a lotus blossom when it opens a mild- yellow with an alluring symmetry. As Ambon matures into clear white and yellow it gets wide and wild. You will easily be able to select a very stunning bloom. Best as a stem, in the landscape Ambon blooms a bit in the leaves. This Daffodil is named for a city in the Moluccas in Indonesia, once a Dutch colony.
Androcles pulled a thorn from the paw of a pursuing lion thus befriending him. Androcles the daffodil has calmed and tamed us also, we depend on it in large numbers for the vase and the border. Its broad, softly cream colored , and long lasting blooms project a quiet roar . Bred by the American Bill Pannill who created many perfect blooms, one at at time.
Here's a pedigreed child: poppy is a species jonquil and mumsy a species triandrus. Angel's Breath is a vigorous grower and should be widely adaptable. We also list her sister, Angel's Whisper, who is similar. About 20 years old, Tasmanian bred. Small and robust. ADS Miniature.
This long celebrated double is new to our list. She is a magnificent creature and as old as the hills, as fresh as the dawn. Good for all uses and certainly as a conversation piece. I seldom see Butter and Eggs on the bench, but in a historical group certainly one to have. Fabulous and luxurious North, South, East, and West.
Here's looking at you, Kid. Small Cupped daffodils add a stately and calm presence to the bed and the arrangement. Capisco is punctuated by a spicy and colorful eye. Good for cut flowers. We love the small cups so much and while florists may not know them, they are first rate in architecture and mixability. Buds up tall, long lasting. ADS Classic
Doesn't cry, doesn't shout, Easter Born stands upright and quiet in the border and vase. The softest of all yellow corona color and six sided perianth makes it a singular double. Excellent for cut, bolsters an arrangement and plays well with others.
Our flower grower's collective tallied up the sales figures and white flowers were number one, followed closely by anything green. Emerald Green is a large cup, but just, with very broad white petals and a spot of deep emerald green in the eye. A vigorous grower for cut, bench or border. An extra plus ? It's a Grant Mitsch variety, known for their perfection and health. Volume discounts.
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.
Tall is something we look for in daffodils: perhaps not so important for competition, but an extra dividend for floral work and anchoring the spring border. All white and wide Falmouth Bay is a bit inbred from multiple China White ancestors, but in our estimation yet another perfect cultivar from Ron Scamp. Miraculously none of the petals seems to get caught and nicked unfurling from the baroque wavy cup.
A tall sophisticated drink of cool water. With a green eye and pink rim on the cup, High Society is one of the very best in the best in the border and in the vase. Perfectly named: tall in the landscape and puts off a lot of blooming offsets . High Society stocks are limited but it is easy to propagate and is desired by florists.
All white La Delicatesse is a well-named large cup. Refined and elegant the frilled trumpet makes you look twice, and then again. A nice balance of detail and form, linen-white color. Four inch flowers bloom out of the leaves. A recent van der Veek i
Mazzard has the truest pink color of any double narcissus we can think of, a full sized bloom on a plant that has a tidy form, every flower is perfect. I think the florists will like it. Please do not buy this daffodil for in my greed I am trying to corner the market. Perfection from Ron Scamp.
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.
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.
If there were ever a narcissus trying to emulate a ranunculus, then Serena Beach is it. A serene beauty, a love child of Dallas and the no longer existent Gay Song, Serena Beach will elevate a May wedding. In the vase or border a wonderful bloom. Quantity Pricing.
Snipe is early and photogenic. Extremely perennial and cyclamineus proud. A truly great cultivar that is at home in the rockery and in the pot. We are offering it in the cut flower category, its blooms are too small to cut, but forced in a pot it is long lasting and adorable : we think the florists will know how to use it.
On points alone, Alec Gray's Sun Disc is a perfect cultivar : Extremely late, rounded, miniature, long stemmed, long lasting, increases, looks right at you and smells good. Widely available, but we list it because you just need a few to get going. Sells on the cut market when all of the other daffs are long in the tooth.
Daffodils are cold loving flowers; we shiver a bit when someone gives a daffodil a tropical name. But this is an American bred, beefy golden pink double that can take on any latitude, Cancer or Capricorn. Strong stem and long lasting, you will want that. Fertile. Best for cuts. Quantity pricing.