53 Cultivars Listed
Because not only Less is More, Smaller is More too. At one time the ADS miniature list was established by committee. Recently it has been defined as a cultivar with single flower less than 50mm across in natural spread. Or for multi-floreted daffodils a natural spread of less than 72mm for the entire floral mass. We pride ourselves in offering the largest list of miniatures to our customers because we are miniature lovers too. This category includes, naturally, many species.
Arguably the most successful daffodil breeder of all time, this miniature all-white trumpet is an encomium to Alec Gray. Stunningly well formed. A joy wherever he goes. Garden State bred.
Here's a pedigreed child, daddy is a species jonquil and mommy is species triandrus. Angel's Breath is a vigorous grower and should be widely adaptable. A sister, Angel's Whisper is similar. About 20 years old, Tasmanian bred. ADS Miniature.
April Tears is an Alec Gray cross of species N.jonquilla and N.triandrus. Seed parent to the terrific Tripartite. Similar to Hawera.
A new introduction, Arctic Bells is a bulbocodium from Walter Blom. It is classified as a Yellow-Yellow, but it is more of a white flower, in the way that White petticoat is white. We were surprised to see the seed parent is the perfect bloomer “Border Beauty”, picture attached. Who would think of that ?
N. assoanus subsp.assoanus var.assoanus. Native to Spain and southern France. A lovely grower, good for breeding.
Hands down our pick for a white miniature daffodil. Aviva from Leone Low, a charming small miniature with clear star perianth and trumpet Leone named this daffodil after the daughter of her maid of honor. Aviva is the Swahili word for life. ADS Miniature.
Here's a lively new bulbocodium introduction. Cup is lightly ribbed. She is not registered as such, but for the time being we are listing it as Ballroom Belle. It was acquired as Blom Hoop 2 - 146.
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.
A miniature trumpet with an exuberant form. Bird Music's cyclamineus lineage shows in the swellegant long cup. Jetfire is daddy. Early Blooming. Sings in the rockery.
Plain yellow perfection in a species that is new to our list. Section Apodanthi. Floriferous with unblemished form. Throws many scapes and blooms with ease. At the top of the fertility scale.
Camborne is an Alec Gray miniature all-white trumpet. Registered posthumously. Long and frilly cup, matures to pure white. This is one to have in the rockery. Tiny little baroque thing. Used as a pollen parent with species cyclamineus. ADS miniature.
A very small, all golden yellow Bulbocodium from Walter Blom.
A bright, contrasty and colorful jonquil, Chappie is a miniature a that is welcome in most any rock and closeup garden bed. The rounded light yellow perianth matures to near white, making her even more alluring. Late 20th century. Can work the bench.
This bulbocodium has very long petals, soft color and a bit of the petunia shape in the cup that is sought after by breeders and benchers. Extended stamens and stigma. Not registered.
Chiquitita was formerly listed as selection Fernandesii Fluwel Golden of N. fernandesii var. fernandesii. ADS Miniature.
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. ADS Classic.
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 miniature, rich yellow jonquil, Curlylocks is bright and ruffly. One to three one inch pugnacious blooms on a scape. US bred. Rare. ADS Classic.
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 offsprin
N. dubius var. dubius , section Tazetta . Dubius is an important tazetta section species daffodil birthed in Spain. Spectacular detail, pure white with a miniature form. Dubius sprouts early, requires little cold and needs substantial protection in colder zones. Pollen and seed fertile. Super breeder. Father of Crevette.
Englander is a cyclamineus seedling that retains just a bit of wildness tempered with just a bit of sophistication. Sporting a real long schnoz and slim reflexed petals. An ADS miniature that is a long lived resident in the rockery. Good in the pot and
Section Jonquilla, N. fernandesii var. Cordubensis
Did you ever sit up at night wondering where all the split, the wavy, and the frilly cupped daffodils came from? Not from the stork but from cordubiensis – now you can rest easy and descend into deep daffodil reverie. A species and a feral thing.
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. ADS Classic.
A cross of two species pseudonarcissus, Gipsy Queen is a soft white and greenish-yellow miniature trumpet from Alec Gray. Queenie is a strong grower and commands attention in the bed, pot or on the bench. Because she blooms so early, we associate her reign with late spring snowfall, but given her lineage she should perform well further south. Alec Gray. ADS Miniature. ADS Classic.
A tiny all-white trumpet from Brian Duncan, Gipsy Vale is a cross ofObvallaris and Gipsy Queen. Coy, pugnacious and perfectly formed Gipsy Vale is a very good variety for competition.
Jumblie is a sister of Tête-à-Tête and also a division 12. Floriferous and miniature, Jumblie has a will to live like the other Cyclataz family members. Good for pot culture and fun in the border.