A recent yellow and white triandrus with modulating colors on its way to the final chorus. Floriferous, scented, and substantial with lovely color. A reverse bi-color. From Chipper , inherits the lovely velvety substance. Named after the Beatles record album released in 1969.
A record album was a disc that stored music and aural data in wavy grooves embossed in vinyl. See also the Fab Four.
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.
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.
Burgerbrug is a town in north Holland that is a hotbed of daffodil culture. Burgerbrug translates loosely to “The Citizen’s Bridge”. Unless you go down to the actual bridge, which is a kind of floating, single-lane drawbridge contraption, then you are in the neighborhood of “Burgervlotbrug” - The Citizen’s Floating Bridge. Not for the faint of heart.
This is Carlo’s encomium to his hometown and I am genuinely stunned at its beauty, an overlapping perianth update to Queen of the North, or something along those lines. New Introduction in 2023. Good stock.
A flamboyant, substantial, and free spirited double, Bella Ciao is a recent van der Veek introduction. Large blooms, a good grower, currently rare and limited but she has higher aspirations.
We are partial to the Yves Montand version (yes Yves was Italian).
And the people who shall pass (And all those who shall pass) Oh Goodbye beautiful, Goodbye beautiful, Goodbye beautiful! Bye! Bye! And the people who shall pass (And all those who shall pass) Will tell me: "what a beautiful flower" (And they will say: "what a beautiful flower")
This is the flower of the partisan
(And this is the flower of the partisan) Oh Goodbye beautiful, Goodbye beautiful, Goodbye beautiful! Bye! Bye! This is the flower of the partisan
(And this is the flower of the partisan) Who died for freedom
A Palomino horse has a single “cream” gene. Cremellos have two. The van der Veek stables have bred a lot of terrific trumpets, or near trumpets that are great in the landscape and not at all like the usual trumpet fare on the bench. We just fell head over heels, or rather hoof over fetlock for Cremello, a color so soft as not to detract from the muscular shape. New introduction.
Put on your dancing shoes for a recent and reliably pink colored split cup from Carlos van der Veek. Split cups tend to bloom early and hold well, take them for a spin in the vase. For all of his "Dance"named cultivars, I have never seen Carlos on the dance floor.
Who would pick Dr. Fleming out of the Spring Intelligence Service line-up? Like all of the frilly faces, carrot-faced or not, old Alexander is a reliable thriller. Given a second chance I would plant him in gravel and manure. Dr. Alex sports a white halo.
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.
The condor is the largest land bird of the species, but darkly colored and ugly. El Condor is perhaps the largest cyclamineus cultivar, but bright and lovely and aerodynamic as the bird. A recent van der Veek introduction.
I wasn’t going to list Emcys until I realized that we didn’t list a decent white cyclamineus, aside from the fiercely independent Snipe. Surprised that I couldn’t find artwork of a garden planting of Emcys. From afar a stand of Cyclamineus draw you deep into garden. Emcys gazes across the garden rather than down.
Fragrant Spring is a luxurious double Dutch Double - She gets her powerful perfume from her mother and her double form from her father, Acropolis. We are listing it because we think it so belongs in the vase.
The old town of Lisse in South Holland is in a traditional bulb growing region. But in the second half of the 20th century many growers moved to North Holland where there is more clay soil, more wind, and less pressure from land development. Glory of Lisse is a historic Poeticus derived from the species radiiflorus that shows great poise and fortitude. Highly fertile.
An old trumpet hybrid that has had a lot of notable progeny. increases well. Because Golden Spur increases and is long lived it is good in a “naturalized” landscape planting. Retains a look of species wildness. ADS historic.
Grand Monarque is an old and important Tazetta, once grown in great numbers for the cut flower market. Recently it has produced some remarkable seedlings. Plainly colored, Floriferous and fragrant. From the species N. tazetta subsp. lacticolor
Large and sunny, Hello Sunshine is a soft lemon colored behemoth of a trumpet from Carlos van der Veek. Perianth is ovate, shouldered and mucronate, the funnel-shaped cup is frilled and crenate. New Introduction, good supply available.
The amorously named I Love You makes a peerless beautiful white bloom. A perfect balance of restraint and joy, I Love You is a strong grower who will take on many lovers at the show. Large cupped.
I have a favorite one... “I Love You”. That's one that I bred myself and it won first prize at the show in England. then it was still only numbers. And all the old guys were talking about the daffodils and I thought I'd make fun out of them by calling it “I Love You” so now they have to say “I Love You” all the time. - Carlos van der Veek.
A taller old white petaled maiden with an ample, orange, and frilled disc cup that can become reflexed. Patrimony is unknown, but a great example of this form, much more substantial and upright than Professor Einstein who has all but disappeared from cultivation. Jacquline brings a sunny and easy disposition wherever she goes.