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.
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.
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.
Frilled and smooth and white all over, Cantatrice was the standard bearer for white trumpets in the mid 20th Century. Famously good on the bench, in the border and in the pot. From Beersheba. ADS Historic.
Commodore Perry is a showy and commanding pink cup from the armada of the late Dr. John R. Reed of Michigan. Even though the Commodore is an intermediate, his extra large caliber gun and broad sails will quickly scuttle the opposition. Said to be sun-proof.
Expressive petals swirl around a frilled trumpet in ivory white Fuco . Fuco is a dwarf but not a miniature. Her color and form make her quite visible in the garden. Synonymous with â€œLittle Pearlâ€. Late 20th century introduction. Fuco is latin for a drone bee.
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.
From Pennsylvania roots, Kittochtinny is a well formed and even colored yellow trumpet. Obviate petals with flare and frill in the bell of the corona, rich gold color, Kittochtinny is bred for the bench.
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.
A lovely old thing, a vigorous grower, an ostentatious frilly rimmed cup in warm deep yellow. Magnet's attractive cup color creeps into the tube and on to the petals. Big Bloom, big bulb, big impact in the border, big all around. An easy to spot trumpet, first to bloom. Perianth matures to white.
If the industrial designer Jony Ive was tasked with bloom production Pebble Mill might be his first prototype. A smooth and evenly flattened double triangle perianth. A flared funnel trumpet with a slightly rolled rim clad in all white. Late 20th century introduction this has all the specs for bench testing. Comes in any color as long as it is white.
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.
Roundita has a claim to novel even though she is 20 year old. What's novel in Daffodils ? By the time a single cross has been selected, identified, trialed, approved and named a decade has passed. By the time we have seen it in bloom in our gardens two decades have passed. By definition any daffodil that elevates itself to market is a good one. Roundita caught us napping, out of nowhere she turned out to be our best seller. Statuesque, upward facing miniature trumpet that combines the best of a Tenby with a hybridizer's knowledgeable nudgy-nudge. But its seed parent is a triandrus. Super cultivar with the bright faced-spirit of an adolescent. ADS Miniature.
Trumpets get a lot of respect for gravitas, consistency and refinement. Smiley however is so goofy I want to enter him in a show where he is sure to loose by a wide margin while radiating his sunny disposition. Great color, great vigor, happy and expressive. Different strokes for different folks.