Aviva 1 W-W 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 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. Projects a presence of quality.
A selection of species Asturiensis. Section pseudonarcissus. A primordial being with a formidable will to live. A tiny daffodil, so early, with purity in color and form. As this is a selection of a species, Carlos has named it Piccolini to differentiate it.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 on the show bench. Naturally enough, Englander is better known in the UK than the US.
Fernandesii Var. Cordubiensis is species jonquilla from Cordoba, Spain. Similar to the other fernandesii in habit but the cup is frillier and markedly split. Born to bloom. Born to breed. ADS Miniature.
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.
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 in the South. Alec Gray. ADS Miniature.
Quince is a sister to Tête-à-Tête. Golden Quince is a modern sport of Quince. Rich color with consistent barrel-shaped cups and reflexed petals. A headache-free variety. Serviceable in the rockery and excellent for pot-culture. Golden Quince and Quince have disappeared from the commercial trade because it is so hard to compete with the hydra Tête-à-Tête. The cycaltaz groups are the cyborgs of daffodils - compact, floriferous, increasers and apparently happy to be self-fertile thank you very much.
Jonquilla var henriquesii Henriquesii is a species Jonquilla that is quite close to the variant Fernandesii. Our experience is that Henry has rounder and more mucronate petals than Fernando's narrower petals. Henry is happy, free and scented in the garden.
If asked to name one narcissus that is fundamental to our spring garden, it would have to be a species Jonquilla. Dainty with the strength and endurance of an ironman, with a fragrance second to none, Henriquesii is who we look forward to greeting every spring.
Henrique puts up a flush of foliage in the fall which lasts all winter. Jonquilla cultivars tend to come and go, but the species are persistent, even in our zone 6. The flowers manage to bloom a long time through any kind of early spring meteorological punishment. You will want to put a small vase of Henry picked from the garden in the kitchen window to keep you company.
There is a camp that argues Henriquesii and Fernandesii are synonyms. We offer both, including multiple selections from Fernandesii, for your comparison. Pollen and pod fertile. ADS Miniature
Little Darling is a modern tiny trumpet, a golden miniature that has great aerodynamics. Even colored, Little Darling shows her cyclamineus ancestry with curled reflex petals. Her trumpet ends in a frilly mouth so she can whisper sweet nothings into your ear. Very early.