120 Cultivars Listed
We can remember clearly the first time we saw American Dream, its perfection and poise made us think “This is the zenith of the hybridizer’s oeuvre”. There are a handful of Yellow / Pink trumpets, most spend a brief season in the sunshine of the trade and then disappear just as quickly. Our envy for this flower may arise from a sentimental association with the name, or is it for the bloom ? More reverie engineering from the Grant-Havens stable.Extremely limited stock.
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.
The daffodil diggers of North Holland consider themselves to be tough guys. It is never good to be “soft” and they will let you know it, early and often. But here is the softest colored pink cup ever, and where does it come from but straight out of tough guy land. I think my florist friends will swoon and soften for Beau Beauté. She is a bit like High Society that has completed a course in anger management. Really remarkable color. New introduction from Carlos van der Veek.
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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.
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.
A truly beautiful flower with an iron constitution, Croesus is an old variety that naturalizes freely. Ever changing colors lighten with maturity. Historic, a centenarian. I am sure that the breeder thought he would be as rich as Croseus when people saw h