7 Cultivars Listed
Stand out performers and favorites that we are afraid may get lost in the sauce of the general list. Varieties that may not attract much attention until you have actually grown them and come to appreciate their subtleties and strengths.
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.
Where were you when you first saw Chipper? We were slack jawed in a greenhouse in North Holland when we were told “You can’t afford that”. Fast forward to today, and it turns out we can afford Chipper. A meteor shower of vertically pendant blooms with compound color leaving a trail of wavy and reflexed petals. One to start a collection with, one to end with. We hang out together a lot in the Spring.
Dainty Miss is a siren's song in the garden. An all-white jonquil she goes it alone, only one two-inch perfectly appointed, dainty-cupped flower per stem please. Wanting a chorus of Dainty Miss for your garden is only natural. Compelling. Benchable. Miss Dainty is an ADS Classic, Wister Award winner, a mid century spell of Grant Mitsch witchcraft.
A tall sophisticated drink of cool water. With a green eye and pink rim on the cup, High Society is one of the very best in the best in the border and in the vase. Perfectly named: tall in the landscape and puts off a lot of blooming offsets . High Society stocks are limited but it is easy to propagate and is desired by florists.
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.
Snipe is early and photogenic. Extremely perennial and cyclamineus proud. A truly great cultivar that is at home in the rockery and in the pot. We are offering it in the cut flower category, its blooms are too small to cut, but forced in a pot it is long lasting and adorable : we think the florists will know how to use it.
Alec Gray bred a lot of terrific miniature small cups : Segovia, Sundisc ; This Daffodil on DaffSeek but Xit has always caught our eye. White blossoms make a cumulus cloud-like display. Exciting in the bed and on the bench, there is a lot of joy to go around. Grows well and can make a tall stem. One of the very best in Narcissusdom.