A bright and balanced broad large cup from Brian Duncan. Very limited. Named for the fantastical early 20th century hotel in Yosemite where room rates average $890 a night. You can enjoy a visit with our Ahwahnee for $3 a year.
Yellow and pink-cupped trumpets are a special, rarified group in the world of daffodils, highly sought after with most being showstoppers. Bronzewing is perhaps more sophisticated than the rest, a Brian Duncan bruiser with four inch blossoms and a corpulent cup. The petals have a fade to white at mid rib creating an even greater contrast with that big ole rich-pink cup. Not a back bencher.
Anyone referring to a flower named 'Buttercup' elicits all kinds of confusion. Are they referencing a Ranunculus, using a generic term for jonquils that bloom freely in the South, increasingly as an alias for Tête-à-Tête? One of the several daffodils registered under that name? We offer the historic Rev. Engleheart jonquilla 'Buttercup', a strong grower with large flowers more reminiscent of a historic small cup. Rare. Brings intense happiness to the gardener. Smells good.
Frilled and smooth and white all over, Cantatrice was the standard bearer for white trumpets in the mid 20th Century. Famously good on the bench, in the border and in the pot. From Beersheba. ADS Historic.
Canyon Wren belongs to the inscrutable "miscellaneous category". Bright in color and spirit Canyon Wren is a tazetta x triandrus cross that could be mistaken for a jonquil. A Grant Mitsch Bird Series cultivar. Scented. Elegant. Show it with a name tag that says "I am not a miniature".
Crevette is a shrimp and a seedling from N.dubius. A miniature tazzeta with sharp one inch blooms and an intriguing soft orange color to the cup. Two or three flowers per scape. Needs extra frost protection in zones 6 and likes some shade on the blooms to keep that crustacean color. Rare. Crevette has seen a lot of bench action over the decades.
Elizabeth Ann is a feminine white and rose-pink cyclamineus daffodil from Brian Duncan. Betty will gently awaken up any cottage or close up garden situation. Try her in a pot of mixed with sky-blue muscari. Dwarf.
Couldn't hear the brass Couldn't hear the drum He was in a class, by himself, by gum Poor Johnny one note got in Aida Indeed a great chance to be brave He took his one note, howled like the north wind Brought forth wind that made critics rave While Verdi turned round in his grave Couldn't hear the flute Or the big trombone Every one was mute, Johnny stood alone Rogers and Hart
Frank Miles has been bringing his sunny disposition to the landscape for 150 years. A two-toned gold on gold large cup that is stunning in the border. If you can have only one antique in your garden, Frank will be a long lasting and loyal friend. Frank was a friend of Oscar Wilde and not homely at all. Historic. Rare.
Normally we abhor superlatives but we are quite okay with calling Gay Kybo one of the most beautiful flowers ever. Deep and lush white petals evenly articulated with deep orange corona bits. Stunning in any garden and a big beauty on the show bench. Organized and substantial petals that mature white. Gay Kybo is part of a larger series : Gay Challenger, Gay Time, Gay Song, Gay Tabor that are all beautiful and now mostly gone from the trade. If you are able to find any of the Gays, you should acquire them for your garden. Gay Kybo is rumored to be a rescued discard and named after a (winning) race horse.
Just fills you with envy doesn't it ? Powerful contender for best in any show, no? Ovate and mucronate spinnaker-white petals as perfect as the compact red suction cupped-cup. Hartlebury is just unbeatable. Late 20th Century English narcissiculture.
Killigrew is classified as having yellow petals, but we think of it as a white daffodil with a shallow and frilly rich-orange cup. A very old large-cupped variety that was once very well known and respected. Bright and tall in the landscape, Killigrew is a good grower and known to increase easily. I suspect that we offer one of the last remaining stocks. Pollen and Pod fertile. Historic.
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 introduction.
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.
Like many pre-quarantine varieties Larkelly is simple and well-spoken. Half species cylcamineus, Larkelly is two-toned and can mature to rich contrasty colors. Good grower, makes a large bulb for a division 6. A solid worker that is about as aerodynamic as a bumblebee. Percival D. Williams.
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.
A lovely old thing, a vigorous grower, an ostentatious frilly rimmed cup in warm deep yellow. Magnet's attractive cup color creeps into the tube and on to the petals. Big Bloom, big bulb, big impact in the border, big all around. An easy to spot trumpet, first to bloom. Perianth matures to white.