Ivydene Gardens Narcissus Bulb Gallery:
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You can select a Narcissus bulb by clicking on the INDEX link to Bulb description Page menu on the right ---->


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or clicking on the Botanical Name link from one of the:-

or you can select a bulb by clicking on the Bulb name in the:-

  • Narcissus Bulb Description Page

from the 67 BULBS in the list below:-

Site Map for Narcissus Bulbs
Narcissus 'Brabazon' 1Y-Y
Narcissus 'Bravoure' 1W-Y
Narcissus 'Dutch Master' 1Y-Y
Narcissus 'Golden Harvest' 1Y-Y
Narcissus 'Little Beauty' 1W-Y
Narcissus 'Rijnveld's Early Sensation' 1Y-Y
Narcissus 'Small Talk' 1Y-Y
Narcissus 'Spellbinder' 1Y-Y
Narcissus 'Altun Ha' 2YYW-W
Narcissus 'Armada' 2Y-O
Narcissus 'Border Beauty' 2Y-O
Narcissus 'Carlton' 2Y-Y
Narcissus 'Ceylon' 2Y-O
Narcissus 'Glen Clova' 2Y-ORR
Narcissus 'Home Fires' 2Y-O
Narcissus 'Ice Follies' 2W-Y
Narcissus 'Redhill' 2W-OR
Narcissus 'Romance' 2W-PPO
Narcissus 'Rustom Pasha' 2Y-O
Narcissus 'St Keverne' 2Y-Y
Narcissus 'Badbury Rings' 3Y-YYO
Narcissus 'Merlin' 3W-YYR
Narcissus 'Abba' 4W-O
Narcissus 'Replete' 4W-P
Narcissus 'Sir Winston Churchill' 4W-O
Narcissus 'Hawera' 5Y-Y
Narcissus 'Beryl' 6Y-YYO
Narcissus 'February Gold' 6Y-Y
Narcissus 'Garden Princess' 6Y-Y
Narcissus 'Jack Snipe' 6W-Y
Narcissus 'Jetfire' 6Y-O
Narcissus 'Peeping Tom' 6Y-Y
Narcissus 'Spring Dawn' 6Y-Y
Narcissus 'Baby Moon' 7Y-Y Miniature
Narcissus 'Bell Song' 7W-P
Narcissus 'Golden Dawn' 7Y-O
Narcissus 'Kokopelli 7Y-Y
Narcissus 'Pipit' 7Y-Y
Narcissus 'Quail' 7Y-Y
Narcissus 'Falconet' 8Y-O
Narcissus 'Geranium' 8W-O
Narcissus 'Minnow' 8Y-Y
Narcissus papyraceus 8W-W
Narcissus bulbocodium "Golden Bells" 10Y-Y
Narcissus bulbocodium subsp. obesus 10Y-Y
Narcissus 'Cassata' 11aW-Y
Narcissus pseudonarcissus 10W-Y
Narcissus pseudonarcissus 'Praecox' 10W-Y
Narcissus 'Broadway Star' 11bW-O
Narcissus asturiensis 13Y-Y Miniature
Narcissus bulbocodium 13Y-Y
Narcissus cyclamineus 13Y-Y
Narcissus obvallaris 13Y-Y
Narcissus poeticus var physaloides 13W-GYO
Narcissus 'Sunny Side Up' 11bY-Y
Narcissus 'Surfside' 6W-Y
Narcissus 'Suzy' 7Y-O
Narcissus 'Sweet Love' 7W-YYW
Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete' 12Y-Y
Narcissus 'Thalia' 5W-W
Narcissus obvallaris 'Thomas' Virescent Daffodil' 4Y-Y
Narcissus 'Toto' 12W-Y
Narcissus 'Trevithian' 7Y-Y
Narcissus 'Triple Crown' 3Y-YYR
Narcissus 'Unique' 4W-YWW
Narcissus 'Unsurpassable' 1Y-Y
Narcissus 'White Lion' 4W-Y
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Best UK Gardens to visit for Daffodils by Debbie Templeton of GardenVisiting.com:-


Brodie Castle, Nairn, Morayshire – During the 20th century over 400 varieties were developed at Brodie Castle, by Major Ian Brodie. The grounds of this castle are famous for their acres of daffodils which are at their best from early April. The garden holds the National Collection of Narcissus. Open year-round, daily. Brodie Castle: Brodie, Forres, Morayshire, IV36 2TE – 0844 493 2156.

Greenback Garden, Glasgow – magnificent displays of 350 different varieties of daffodils. Greenbank Garden: Flenders Road, Clarkston, Glasgow, G76 8RB – 0844 493 2201

Threave Garden, Castle Douglas – where the variety ‘Southern Gem’ appears in a massed planting. Threave Garden: Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 1RX – 0844 493 2244

Castle Fraser, Aberdeenshire – here the 18th century avenue is under-planted with impressive displays of daffodils. Sauchen, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 7LD – 0844 493 2164

Galloway House Gardens, Dumfries & Galloway – a 65 acre garden which is being restored. The garden is said to benefit from the mild Gulf Stream climate and early to late Spring masses of snowdrops, daffodils, bluebells, rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias can be seen all in bloom. Open Mar-Oct, daily. (01988 600680)  www.gallowayhousegardens.co.uk.



Antony Woodland Garden, Cornwall – this is a 100-acre plantsman’s garden of two distinct wooded areas: the Wilderness and Westdown, linked by the Garden Field, which abounds with daffodils. Open Mar 1-Oct 31. (01752 812364) www.plants.info/gardens/antony-woodland.htm.

Bradenham Hall, Thetford, Norfolk – go in spring, when the daffodils are out, and you are in for a stunning surprise. There is a rose-filled walled garden for the summer visitor and a collection of unusual trees, 800 varieties. (01362 687243)  www.bradenhamhall.co.uk; Opens in April.

Coughton Court, Warwickshire – home to the Throckmorton daffodils and the only collection of it’s kind in Europe. The flowers look different to other daffodils and are late-flowering, making them a unique addition to the gardens here. The National Daffodil Society awarded a Gilt Medal for the outstanding display of daffodils (of which there are now over 400,000). Open March to Dec (01789 762435) http://www.coughtoncourt.co.uk

Docton Mill, Devon – a delightful garden created around a picturesque working water mill with sensational naturalised daffodils and a bluebell woodland. Open Mar-Oct, daily, 10am-6pm. (01237 441369) www.doctonmill.co.uk

Easton Walled Gardens, Lincolnshire - as this garden has been in the throes of restoration since 2002, there is always something new to see. Be sure to take in the fabulous displays of 15,000 daffodils followed by 5,000 tulips. (01476 530063) www.eastonwalledgardens.co.uk.

Exbury Gardens, Hampshire – early spring in this garden brings flowering cherries and carpets of daffodils. Open Mar-Nov 9, daily. (02380 891203) .

Felley Priory, Nottinghamshire – thousands of daffodils are among the seasonal attractions in this wonderful plantsman’s garden of herbaceous borders, unusual shrubs and trees. Open year-round, Tue, Wed, Fri, 9am-12.30pm; Mar-Oct every 2nd & 4th Wed 9am-4pm, every 3rd Sun 11am-4pm. (01773 810230)

Hever Castle, Kent – the gardens of this 14th-century moated castle burst into spring colour with crocuses, daffodils, tulips and bluebells. Open Easter-Oct 31, daily, 10.45am-5pm. (01732 865224)  www.hevercastle.co.uk

Howick Hall, Northumberland - among 11,000 trees and shrubs the woodland garden is admired for its bulbs, including old varieties of daffodils, which flower until May in the woodland garden. Open Easter Sunday-Oct 31, daily, 12 noon-6pm (01665 577285) 

Marwood Hill, Devon - 80 magnolia hybrids are under planted with narcissi in early spring. Open Mar-Oct, daily, 9.30am-5.30pm. (01271 342528)  www.marwoodhillgarden.co.uk.

Rydal Mount, Cumbria – a visit to William Wordsworth’s home is a must for any daffodil lovers. The gardens have been preserved to be almost as they were when the poet was in residence and must be seen for the rhododendrons, bluebells and, of course, the daffodils. Open Mar-Oct, daily (01539 433002) www.rydalmount.co.uk.

Nymans, West Sussex - this 20th-century garden is famed for its extraordinary collection of rare and important plants. In spring camellias and magnolias are under planted with drifts of daffodils and grape hyacinths. Open Feb-Nov 2, Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm (01444 400321)  www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nymans

RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey – a wonderful garden all year round but be sure not to miss the alpine meadow in Spring where a dazzling display of hoop-petticoat narcissus will be in full bloom. Open year-round, daily. (01483 224234)  www.rhs.org.uk.

Savill Garden, Berkshire - these Royal gardens consist of a series of woodland gardens which are all under planted with carpets of bulbs. Don’t miss the swathes of Narcissus bulbocodium. Open year-round, daily (01753 860222) www.theroyallandscape.co.uk.

Sheffield Park Garden, East Sussex - woodland and water make for an alluring combination in this fine landscape. A springtime visit is compulsory when the daffodils and bluebells are in bloom beneath a canopy of rhododendrons and azaleas. Call or see website for opening times. (01825 790231) 

Sherwood, Devon – this 15-acre garden of two steep wooded valleys is not to be missed in springtime. There are swathes of wild daffodils and the garden holds the National Collections of magnolia, Knap Hill azaleas and berberis. Open year-round, Sun, 2-5pm. (01392 851216).

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire – one of our favourite gardens, our first daffodils were seen here on 31st January 2011. In 180 acres there are some 42,000 plants, and the National Collection of Hamamelis (Witch Hazel). Spring-flowering camellias, magnolias, rhododendrons and azaleas with early-flowering and Japanese cherries are all to be found in full bloom during Spring. Open year-round, daily (01794 368787) www.hilliergardens.org.uk.

Valley Gardens, Berkshire -Set in Windsor Great Park, the Valley Gardens should be seen in spring not only for the naturalised dwarf daffodils but also for the glorious rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias. Open year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. Entry: free (020 7851 5000) www.thecrownestate.co.uk


Northern Ireland

Guy Wilson Daffodil Garden, Co Derry – Guy Wilson was a daffodil breeder and this garden in the grounds of the University of Ulster is a celebration of his work. There are more than 1,500 cultivars that should not be missed; they are at their peak between mid March and mid April. Open year-round, daily, dawn to dusk. Entry: free (028 7034 4141).

Barnett Demesne, Belfast – includes an arboretum, daffodil garden, eco trail, orienteering routes, children’s playground (near Shaw’s Bridge), walking paths, refreshments (in Malone House) and scenic views http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/Barnett-Demesne-Belfast-P3033



Erddig, Wrexham, Clwyd – is principally an early 18th-century garden which has survived alongside the later addition of a landscape park. Wonderful spectacle of daffodils reflected in the canal. (01938 355314)

Colby Woodland Garden Nr Stepaside, Pembrokeshire – this garden is a riot of colour in the Spring with daffodils and bluebells. It also has one of the finest Rhododendron and Azalea collections in Wales. (01834 811885) "


Deeproot Plant base is an encyclopaedia of plants in the form of a simple to use interactive database. It is supplied complete with extensive data, but also enables adding and modification with personal information, including references to external material. The fully featured PC edition is available for download, also the same data may be viewed in the free simplified on-line version at www.deeproot.co.uk . The commercial reproduction rights of the photos in the database are for sale from Geoffrey Looker of Deeproot Software - email: enq@deeproot.co.uk.

Plant World Devon Ltd was formed in 1985 and supplies rare and unusual seeds to retail and wholesale customers all around the world. At any one time there are around 2000 flower and vegetable seeds in store and available to be purchased on-line. Plant World Devon Ltd, St Marychurch Rd, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 4SE  (01803 872939)  www.plant-world-seeds.com

R. V. Roger Ltd, The Nurseries, Malton Road (A169), Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7JW - Tel:(01751)472226 - Fax:(01751)476749 is a traditional third-generation family-run nursery, with the emphasis on plant quality and first-class customer service. The range of field-grown fruit trees grown is one of the best in the country, including many traditional varieties, which are becoming quite rare. They also grow over 40,000 roses in nearly 300 varieties. The rose field is usually in flower from the middle of .July until the autumn, when you are welcome to visit and walk through the field. Besides shrubs and ornamental trees, R. V. Roger also produce four bulb catalogues throughout the year, offering choice for a plant or plants by mail order direct from the 280 acre nursery.

Using Smaller Daffodils in the Garden was written by the person running Broadleigh Gardens in England for 26 years; with lists of recommended varieties.



Daffodils for the Deep South provides lists and details for Zones 6 to 8a in America.

Daffodils for the Lower and Coastal South of USA states daffodils from all 12 divisions.

Make Flower Bulbs Bloom in Winter from Colorado State University in the USA provides details on "forcing" tulips, daffodils and amaryllis to bloom in the winter

This list is of pre-1940 daffodils that have been grown by members of the America Daffodil Society Historic Daffodil Committee since 1989.
Fans of historic daffodils will be happy to hear that four rare volumes of The American Daffodil Year Book from 1935-1938 are now available on CD. The 300-plus pages of text include a wide variety of articles such as “In Praise of Old Daffodils,” “Daffodils in Texas,” “Naturalizing Narcissi,” and – our personal favorite – “A Daffodil Parade in Michigan.” Even better, the full 325 pages are completely searchable. That means if you want to find references to, say, ‘Argent’; or fragrance or daffodils for the South, just type those words into the search box and voila!

Would you like to give plants which have symbolic meanings? from Gold Mountain Herb Farm, which no longer runs a nursery.


Daffodils "can live for up to seven years and the bulbs keep reproducing, especially if you refresh clumps of daffodils with new bulbs, ideally of the same variety.
And it is probably best to plant them from September to November. They like most soils and are happiest half in the shade, half in the sun.
They don’t mind baking but they don’t like being waterlogged." from Joseph Atkin - head gardener of Aberglasney, in Carmarthenshire, Wales.

The mail order nursery link to obtain the bulb is in the Comments Row of its Bulb Description Page.

This gallery also contains bulbs, rhizomes or tubers not sold by R.V. Roger Ltd.


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Daffodil Bulb INDEX link to Bulb Description Page

Flower Colour
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Flowering Months

Height x Width in inches (cms) -

1 inch = 2.5 cms,

12 inches = 1 foot,

36 inches = 3 feet = 1 yard,

40 inches = 100 cms


Narcissus is very versatile in its planting position. It can be grown amongst shrubs in a border, in meadows, woodland, lawns and containers. Some of the smaller species are suitable for the rock garden, although some, like Narcissus cantabricus, Narcissus romieuxii and Narcissus rupicola will need extra protection in an alpine house.

Narcissus - Division 1: Trumpet Daffodil Cultivars

'Brabazon' 1Y-Y



February, March

16 x 6
(40 x 15)

Large, deep golden yellow flowers with bold trumpets. Free flowering, sturdy and strong growing.
Plant with Rosa banksiae 'Lutea' (Yellow banksia rose)

'Bravoure' 1W-Y



March, April

18-24 x 4 (44-60 x 10)

Very large flowers with broad creamy white petals and large lemon yellow trumpets with slightly frilled edges. Strong growing with strappy blue-green foliage. Mid-spring flowering.

'Dutch Master'

Golden Yellow/Yellow



18 x 4
(45 x 10)

Strong growing and reliable. Large golden yellow flowers in mid-spring.
Dutch Master or King Alfred Improved has been America's favorite daffodil for decades. It's great for naturalizing and creates the perfect early burst of classic yellow color.

'Golden Harvest' 1Y-Y

Golden Yellow/Yellow


February, March,
April, May

18 x 6
(45 x 15)

Large golden yellow flowers. Often one of the earliest flowering daffodils, from February. Narrow, linear to strap-shaped leaves. Strong growing habit.

This cultivar is suitable for Winter forcing.

'Little Beauty'




6 x 4
(15 x 10)

This little daffodil may be naturalised in short fine grass, but its ideal situation is at the front of a border or rock garden, in sun or dappled shade. Plant it at one and a half times its own depth, or slightly deeper if the soil is light, or if it is being naturalised in grass. Good in pots.

'Rijnveld's Early

Yellow, Yellow


December, January, February, March

14 x 6
(35 x 15)

It can tolerate cold, snowy weather and it has a long blooming period. 'Rijnveld's Early Sensation' combines nicely with early crocuses and dwarf irises.

'Small Talk'

Golden Yellow/Yellow


March, April

5 x 3
(12.5 x 7.5 )

Dwarf and very short growing, but will eventually form good neat clumps. Well formed miniature golden yellow flowers, from very early in the season.




March, April

20 x 4
(50 x 10)

Vigorous daffodil with large sulphur-lemon yellow trumpeted flowers, fading as they age almost to white.
The flowers face a southerly direction towards the sun, so you want to plant them where they will be seen with their flower faces towards the viewer.




March, April, May

18 x 6
(45 x 15)

Very large, rich yellow flowers, the trumpet being slightly deeper. Mid-season flowering, vigorous grower.

Narcissus - Division 2: Large-Cupped Daffodil Cultivars

'Altun Ha'

Lemon Yellow/Cream


April, May

18 x 6
(45 x 15)

Shapely reversed bi-colour flowers with broad lemon-yellow perianth petals and large pale cream trumpets. Mid to late season flowering. A frequent show-winner

'Armada' 2Y-O



April, May

24 x 6
(60 x 15)

Spring flowering bulb with bright yellow perianth segments and orange cups with frilled edges. Sturdy habit and vigorous growing.

'Border Beauty'




18 x 6
(45 x 15)

Large shapely flowers with rounded clear yellow perianth segments and bowl-shaped deep reddish orange cups. Strong growing habit

'Carlton' 2Y-Y




18 x 12-18 (45 x 30-45)

One of the few all yellow flowers in this group. The cup is extra large and broad and it makes a good, strong cut flower. Flowers early.
The perfect ‘Golden Daffodil' and one of the best for naturalizing. Widely cultivated for commercial cut flower production, because it is so very vigorous and long lasting it is also one of the best for the home gardener looking for a classic border display.

'Ceylon' 2Y-O



March, April

16 x 6
(40 x 15)

Flowers have golden yellow petals and an orange-red cup, produced one per stem in early to mid spring. Narrow, linear to strap-shaped leaves.

'Glen Clova'

Golden Yellow/Orange
eye-zone, Red mid-zone and rim


March, April

16 x 4
(45 x 10)

Broad golden yellow perianth segments, slightly reflexing, and long trumpet shaped cups shading from orange to reddish at the mouths.
Flowered for 55 days in 2008 and 21 days in 2009 at the Daffodil Trial 2008-2009 at Royal Horticultural Society in Wisley with these other Daffodils.

'Home Fires'




20 x 6
(50 x 15)

Mid-spring flowering daffodil with pointed, bright yellow perianth segments and short brilliant orange cups.

The only other well known event in Saint Narcissus' life took place when, on an unknown date, he was accused by three men of an unnamed, yet horrible, sin. The way these men sought to bring down the holy bishop leads one to wonder if demonic possession was at work. Each man asked that he might, respectively, be killed by fire, devoured by leprosy, and struck blind if what he said was proved false.

Narcissus kept his composure throughout this ordeal and simply looked at it as an opportunity to live the life of a hermit. After forgiving his accusers, he disappeared into the desert. Later on, one of the men, along with his entire family, died during a house fire. The second contracted leprosy and the third cried from fear and contrition to the extent that he lost his sight

'Ice Follies'



March, April

18 x 4
(45 x 10)

Large creamy-white flowers with wide, frilly-edged cups opening lemon-yellow but soon fading to white. Very prolific.
"Although sometimes forced in January for early cutting, and also grown as pot plant for display, it is a fine variety for massing in borders, parts of the lawn or under trees.
Grow them outdoors, or in containers on a bright windowsill indoors. Also excellent as cut flowers to make a really pretty posy!

'Redhill' 2W-OR



April, May

16 x
(40 x )

Good red and white daffodil. Broad white petals around a bowl shaped vivid orange-red cup


White/Rose-Pink eye-zone and mid-zone with Orange rim



14 x 6
(35 x 15)

Attractive fragrant flowers with overlapping rounded white perianth petals and shapely cups, opening apricot then aging to rose-pink. Vigorous and increases quickly.

'Rustom Pasha'

Lemon Yellow/Orange



16 x 6
(40 x 15)

Large-cupped daffodil with broad rounded, yellow petals and a neat orange cup. Narrow, linear to strap-shaped leaves. Strong growing.
RUSTOM PASHA, 1930 Named for a prize-winning “red” stallion raced back then by the Aga Khan, this bright, cheerful flower was one of the first with a truly orange, sun-proof cup.
Hortus’ home town of Presteigne is the cradle of no fewer than 470 varieties of daffodil, bred by four significant breeders. Gwendolen Evelyn in collaboration with Alec Wilson created this Narcissus.

'St. Keverne'

Yellow /Yellow


March, April

18 x 4
(45 x 10)

Large, well formed, clear yellow flowers with flat, broad pointed perianth segments and bold trumpet-shaped cup. Sturdy growing, resistant to heavy rain and wind.

Narcissus - Division 3: Small-Cupped Daffodil Cultivars

'Badbury Rings'

Lemon-Yellow/ Yellow eye-zone, Yellow mid-zone and Orange rim


March, April

26 x 4
(65 x 10)

Tall stems carry attractive, well formed flowers with rounded, bright lemon yellow perianth segments and a small, fluted and flared, darker cups with a red-orange-red rim.
A leader on the show bench as well as a good garden plant.
Plant with: Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' (Smoke bush 'Royal Purple'), Cotinus coggygria Rubrifolius Group (Smoke bush Rubrifolius Group )

'Merlin' 3W-YYR

White/ Yellow with
Red rim



14-16 x 4 (35 x 10)

Beautiful medium sized daffodil. Pure white perianth segments and a pale yellow flattened cup edged by a narrow intense red rim.

'Triple Crown'

Golden-Yellow perianth with corona of Green eye-zone, Yellow mid-zone and Orange-Red



26 x 4
(65 x 10)

Well formed flowers with golden yellow perianth segments and a small flared cups rimmed with deep orange-red. Free flowering in mid season and increases well.

Narcissus - Division 4: Double Daffodil Cultivars

'Abba' 4W-O



February, March, April

24 x 6
(60 x 15)

Fairly upright habit, with some leaves arching over. Flowers facing outward with an average of 5 flowers per stem. Stem reaching 61cm in height, glaucous grey green foliage to 51cm. Flowers 5cm in diameter. Flowered for 60 days in 2007 (from 19 February), with 45 flowering stems per 10 bulbs. _A good double; stands up well to the weather; lots of secondary flowering stems providing an extremely long flowering display.

'Replete' 4W-P



March, April

20 x 6
(50 x 15)

Large double flowers with ivory white outer petals and salmon pink inner ones. The colouring is rather varible, often opening peachy yellow-orange then turning to coral-orange, salmon or rose-pink as they age. Scented.

'Sir Winston
' 4W-O



March, April

16 x 4
(35 x 10)

Each stem carries 4 or more double flowers of creamy white with yellow-orange centres, on strong stems in late spring. Sweetly scented.

obvallaris 'Thomas' Virescent Daffodil' 4Y-Y




8 x 6
(20 x 15)

It has been described as the ugliest daffodil in the world, but the Derwydd Daffodil (Narcissus obvallaris ‘Thomas’ Virescent Daffodil’) is special to South Wales after being rediscovered here only twenty years ago or so. This flore pleno variety is characterised by its green-tinged, double flowers, which often appear twisted and messy


White perianth and corona with Chrome Yellow eye-zone, Mid-zone and Rim or Chrome Eye-zone, White mid-zone and White Rim



26 x 6
(65 x 15)

Fully double flowers with petals of pure white interspersed with bright chrome yellow.

'White Lion'



April, May

18 x 6
(45 x 15)

Double flowers, white with soft yellow petals in centre, in April and May.
Looks good with Doronicum orientale 'Magnificum' and Danae racemosa.
Fantastic for cut flowers.

Narcissus - Division 5: Triandrus Daffodil Cultivars

'Hawera' 5Y-Y



April, May

8 x 4
(20 x 10)

Narcissus ‘Hawera’ (pre-1950, Zones 3–8) is a miniature triandrus-type daffodil with many elfin, pale-yellow nodding bells per stem, each with a demitasse-shaped cup surrounded by swept-back petals. This adaptable daffodil can grow in dry areas, in pots, in full sun, and in partial shade. It contrasts nicely with Muscari armeniacum and is exquisite with hellebores.

'Thalia' 5W-W


March, April


14 x 6
(35 x 15)

A multi-headed trumpet daffodil that emerges from its bud a greeny-white and opens to reveal a delightful, pure white flower that looks really good planted in big swathes. This is quite an old variety that was a firm favourite of the Victorians. Excellent cut flowers. Goes well with Buxus sempervirens and Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride'.

Narcissus - Division 6: Cyclamineus Daffodil Cultivars

'Beryl' 6Y-YYO

eye-zone and mid-zone, Orange rim


March, April

8 x 3-6
(20 x 7.5-15)

Vigorous spring flowering bulb. Reflexed yellow perianth segments which quickly fade to creamy white small yellow-orange cups.

'February Gold'



February, March

12 x 4
(30 x 10)

They also do really well in pots and windowboxes.

'Garden Princess' 6Y-Y



March, April

18 x 4
(45 x 10)

Sturdy growing with clear soft yellow flowers, reflexing perianth segments and tapering trumpets with frilled mouths.

'Jack Snipe'



March, April

10 x 4
(25 x 10)

Unlike other narcissi, this prefers slightly acid, moist soil, with plenty of compost or leaf-mould. It seeds very freely and, if the bulbs are to be encouraged to spread rapidly, the faded blooms should not be deadheaded.

Jetfire' 6Y-O



March, April

8 x 4
(20 x 10)

As with most daffodils, Narcissus "Jetfire' is first-rate for forcing and wonderful as a cut flower. In the vase daffodils last four to six days. Preservatives do not prolong the flowers; this step is not necessary. The blossoms secrete a mucous from their stems that is unfavorable to other cut flowers. Daffodils can be used alone in the vase or hardened for 12-24 hours in fresh water by themselves, with at least one water change. Rinse stems before placing with other cut flowers.

'Peeping Tom'



February, March

15 x 4 (37.5 x 10)

Usually the earliest Daffodil to flower and also in bloom for a long period, up to 8 weeks. Strong golden yellow with narrow trumpets. Will naturalise easily.

'Spring Dawn'

Pale Yellow/
Bright Yellow


January, February,

8 x 5
(20 x 12.5)

Spring flowering bulb, pale creamy yellow perianth segments and bright yellow trumpets. Early flowering, usually in February and March.




March, April

10 x
(25 x )

A good, strong variety suitable for the garden or pots. It has reflexed, milk-white perianth and a pale yellow cup with a wide, flared mouth. With time the cup fades to almost white. The flowers are quite large and solid for such a dwarf variety.

Narcissus - Division 7: Jonquilla and Apodanthus Daffodil Cultivars

'Baby Moon'
7Y-Y Min



April, May

8 x 6
(20 x 15)

It bears petite, scented, bright yellow flowers with Narrow, Dark Green, often reed-like leaves.

'Bell Song' 7W-P



April, May, June

12-15 x 8 (30-37.5 x 20)

Jonquil bulbs are planted 4 inches (10 cms) deep in autumn. Most jonquils like a very sunny location, but also do well in partial shade. However, salmon to pink-trumpet varieties like 'Bell Song' require a bit of protection and would in the main prefer dappled sunlight, or their rare color rapidly fades.
When ours first start blooming in April (2003), the surrounding deciduous shrubbery permitted them sufficient light as they were not yet completely re-leafed. But since small jonquils bloom until June, they were quite deeply shaded by the end of their cycle, so our choice of location was not the best planned

'Golden Dawn'

Rich Yellow/Orange


February, March, April

20 x 4
(50 x 10)

Spring bulb, clusters of several sweetly scented flowers per stem, rich yellow with light orange cups. Vigorous grower with sturdy stems and good erect foliage, naturalises well.
'Golden Dawn' is a Tazetta daffodil with spreading foliage and up to 5 fragrant flowers per stem, each 4.5 cm in width with light yellow perianth segments and orange corona

'Kokopelli' 7Y-Y

Yellow/Golden Yellow



12 x 6
(30 x 15)

Kokopelli is a jonquilla seedling that is very fragrant and very floriferous. Each bulb produces a bouquet of 3 or more stems, each bearing 3-5, button-eyed, bright yellow flowers. Kokopelli has won many prizes on the daffodil show bench but is even more striking when massed in the garden.

'Pipit' 7Y-Y

Lemon Yellow/Yellow


April, May

12 x 4
(30 x 10)

Small spring bulb, 2 or 3 sweetly scented, lemon yellow flowers with cups which quickly fade to cream or nearly white. Mid to late spring.
During the fading & changing process they often have a yellow & white streaked stage, while the trumpet, likewise starting out a soft yellow, fades to ivory white on the outside & along the ruffles first, still having a yellow interior for a while.

'Quail' 7Y-Y

Golden Yellow/Yellow


April, May

16 x 4
(35 x 10)

Narcissus ‘Quail’ is a delicate daffodil in appearance but actually is robust in nature and looks most effective planted in a large drift where its stems, which hold two or three small yellow flowers, can be fully admired. At RHS Garden Hyde Hall we use it in large drifts around the Lower Pond where it looks fantastic against winter stem shrubs such as dogwoods and willows. We also use it in smaller groups through the Eastern Courtyard to add a splash of spring colour as visitors arrive.

'Suzy' 7Y-O



April, May

16 x 6
(40 x 15)

Bulbs produce 2 or 3 stems, each bearing 1 or 2 flowers with broad bright yellow perianth segments and flattish red-orange cups. Mid to late spring. Scented

'Sweet Love'

White perianth with corona of soft Yellow eye-zone, Yellow mid-zone - which fades to White - and White rim



18 x 6
(45 x 15)

Inhale the sweet perfume from this pretty white Jonquilla hybrid! Its bowl-shaped, yellow-orange cup is broadly ribbed and finished with a white ruffled edge, a bicolor effect that is both subtle and beguiling. Vigorous and sun-proof, 'Sweet Love' produces several flowers per stem and multiple stems.


Lemon Yellow/ Lemon-Yellow



18 x 6
(45 x 15)

Vigorous Jonquilla daffodil producing up to 4 sweetly scented, lemon-yellow flowers about 7cm across, with rounded perianth segments and short flared cups. Very narrow leaves.
Upright habit and excellent cut flowers
A long-lived plant for bedding or naturalizing.

Narcissus - Division 8: Tazetta Daffodil Cultivars

'Falconet' 8Y-O



March, April

14 x 6
(35 x 15)

Early to mid spring flowing bulb. 3 to 5 small flowers per stem, bright golden yellow perianth petals and small orange cups. Fragrant, reliable and spreads easily.
Habit of being an overly rapid multiplier, necessitating frequent digging and 

'Geranium' 8W-O



March, April

16 x 6
(40 x 15)

Richly scented flowers appear in clusters of up to six on top of sturdy stems in March and April. The pure white petals contrast brilliantly with the bright orange cup. Plant in groups where they can be left undisturbed and the clumps will get bigger each year. This is also a good variety for pots.

'Minnow' 8Y-Y



March, April, May

18 x 6
(45 x 15)

Dwarf, robust early to mid spring flowing bulb. 4 or more small flowers per stem. Creamy yellow petals and a lemon cup. Fragrant. Reliable and spreads easily.

It prefers a great deal of sun but will tolerate a bit of shade, & is hardy for zones 5 through 9. On Puget Sound the turf emerges in December. It begins flowering lightly by about mid-March but really picks up steam in April. The blooms sometime linger into May. When it dies back in summer, the bulb needs to remain relatively dry.

In a warmer climate it can bloom as early as November. It rather likes Puget Sound weather patterns of wet winter & dry summers, so that it can go in a low-maintence roadside garden. Ours wasn't originally on the roadside, but near the house, growing at the foot of a Lady Bank's Rose that requires no watering to speak of. The location was chosen because this daffodil, like the Bank's Rose, mainly needs no more than ordinary rainfall.

This spot underneath the enormous climbing rose turned out to be too shady, so that the blooms were only moderately good in 2002 & 2003. So as autumn 2004 arrived, I lifted the bulbs, adding five more newly obtained 'Minnow' bulbs, & planted them along a ledge in the roadside's xeriscape rugosa rose garden. They flowered much better the following March than ever they had in the previous location



January, February,


14 x
(35 x )

The white flowers are borne in bunches and are strongly fragrant. It is frequently grown as a house plant, often forced to flower at Christmas. Paperwhites do not require chilling to promote bloom. The bulbs begin to grow as soon as they are planted, with flowers appearing in 3–4 weeks.
Narcissus papyraceus thrives in moist, peat moss based potting mix. Plants can also be grown in containers of water. Cool temperatures between 50–65 °F (10–18 °C) and indirect light will help to prolong the bloom time.

Narcissus - Division 9: Poeticus Daffodil Cultivars






Narcissus - Division 10: Bulbocodium Daffodil Cultivars

'Golden Bells'



April, May

3 x 6 (7.5cm x 15cm)

Particularly vigorous and reliable selection of this species, with golden yellow flared trumpet flowers.

There is one important difference in the two strains, however. Golden Bells blooms later than our patch of regular Narcissus bulbocodium. Our wild patch is veritably a winter bloomer at their height of blossom throughout March, whereas "Golden Bells" is in at its height of flower in April. If this were the one & only distinguishing feature, that would be enough to justify having two otherwise identical strains, for between the two, this means hoopskirts are flowering a long while, eight to nine weeks combined.

bulbocodium subsp. obesus



March, April

6 x 4
(15 x 10)

Rarely offered this tetraploid form from southern Portugal has narrow, prostrate leaves and short stems with large flowers of bright golden yellow. Reputed to do well in limey soils, however all of our Narcissus grow in slightly limey soils here.

pseudonarcissus 10W-Y



February, March, April

12 x 8
(30 x 20)

Very variable bulbous wildflower, erect, strap-shaped, usually glaucous, mid-green leaves and flowers with yellow trumpets surrounded by narrow, twisted, creamy perianth segments, but can vary from white to deep yellow. Early spring flowering and leaves usually die back by mid-summer. Good for naturalising in grass or woodland.






12 x 8
(30 x 20)

Early spring bulb with erect, strap-shaped leaves and nodding flowers with yellow trumpets surrounded by twisted, cream perianth segments. Good for naturalising

Narcissus - Division 11: Split-Corona Daffodil Cultivars a) Collar Daffodils




March, April

16 x 6
(40 x 15)


Narcissus - Division 11: Split-Corona Daffodil Cultivars b) Papillon Daffodils

'Broadway Star'

White/Orange stripe



16 x 8
(40 x 20)

White flowers with an bold orange stripe on the segments of the split corona, which lie flat against the perianth, making a an irregular star shape. Mid spring flowering.

'Sunny Side Up'

Lemon Yellow/ Lemon-Yellow



18 x 6 (45 x 15)

Very large, split corona type flowers with frilly lemon yellow petals.

Narcissus - Division 12 Other Daffodil Cultivars




February, March, April

6 x 6
(15 x 15)

Standing at only 15cm (6in) high, its small size makes it ideal for planting in patio containers or at the front of the border. The deep golden yellow flowers appear in early spring, with each stem bearing up to 3 blooms. Plant the bulbs in early autumn, at one and half times their own depth.

'Toto' 12W-Y



March, April

12 x 6
(30 x15)

Dwarf spring flowering bulb. Several flowers per stem with white perianth petals and straight pale yellow cups, ageing to creamy white.

Narcissus - Division 13: Daffodils distinguished solely by Botanical Name


Fading Yellow/
Darker Yellow


January, February,

4 x 4
(10 x 10)

Narcissus asturiensis is an almost perfect miniature form of the ever popular King Alfred daffodil and is one of the smallest daffodils. At a height of 2 ½ - 5 inches (10-12 cm) it needs careful placement in a regular garden to show to best effect. Wonderful in miniature bulb gardens and small containers. This tiny daffodil can easily be forced and is a good candidate for unusual small containers such as tea cups and miniature strawberry pots. It grows best in sandy, peaty soil which is not allowed to completely dry out in summer. Prefers full sun. Protect from slugs.




March, April, May

8 x 4 (20 x 10) (takes from 2-5 years to reach ultimate height)

Narcissus bulbocodium is a delicate low-growing daffodil. In mid-spring, it produces funnel-shaped, pale to deep yellow flowers 3.5cm across with wide inflated trumpets and insignificant, pointed petals. The flower is reminiscent of a hoop petticoat caught in the wind, hence its common name.

The leaves of Narcissus bulbocodium are slender, semi-cylindrical and dark green 10-40cm long.
It makes a striking specimen plant for an alpine display house or cool glasshouse. Blooms can last up to two to three weeks, adding cheerfulness to overcast winter days. It is suitable for naturalising in damp, rough grass that dries out in summer.





6 x 6
(15 x 15)

It would be a duller place if these brightly coloured, miniature daffodils, with their distinctive and characteristic swept-back petals, were not present to liven up an alpine bed or warm the cold spaces under deciduous shrubs.




March, April

12 x 6
(30 x 15)

This is the variety that grows wild in South Wales, and is described as having perfect proportions. It has an all yellow flower and is extremely hardy. It is ideal for planting into rough grass or meadows where it will spread when left undisturbed. The tidy appearance makes it equally good for beds and borders throughout the garden and could even be used in pots and windowboxes. Goes well with Athyrium filix-femina, Viola odorata and Helleborus argutfolius.

poeticus var


White/Green eye-zone, Yellow mid-zone, Red-Orange rim



8-12 x 6 (20-30 x 15)

Narrow, erect, strap-shaped, channelled leaves. Solitary, scented flowers in late spring, with flat, pure white perianth segments and very small yellow cups edged with red-orange. Good for naturalising.



The American Daffodil Society prides itself with the ever growing Display Garden program and its popular Youth Program. This section is dedicated to information about the American Daffodil Society organization, programs and awards. You will also find detailed information about local daffodil societies throughout the United States.


Dr Tom Throckmorton of Iowa computerized much data in the early 1970's regarding the flower colour of daffodils. With the support of the American Daffodil Society, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) was approached and asked to consider certain modifications to its admittedly good classification. The RHS, after due consideration, approved the Revised Classification and published this in the International Register of Daffodil names in 1975 as follows:-

1. The classification of a daffodil cultivar shall be based on the description and measurements submitted by the person registering the variety, or shall be the classification submitted by such person.

2. Colours applicable to the description of daffodil cultivars are abbreviated as follows:

  • W white or whitish
  • G green
  • Y yellow
  • P pink
  • O orange
  • R red

3. For purposes of description, the daffodil flower shall be divided into perianth and corona (a crownlike appendage on a plant, esp. on the inner side of a corolla, as in the narcissus.).

4. The perianth shall be described by the letter or letters of the colour code most appropriate.

5. The corona shall be divided into 3 zones:an eye-zone, a mid-zone, and the edge or rim. Suitable coded colour descriptions shall describe these 3 zones, beginning with the eye-zone and extending to the rim - see Introduction Page

6. The letter or letters of the colour code most accurately describing the perianth shall follow the division designation. Narcissus Altun Ha is given the classification code 2YYW-W as the Champion Bloom at the 2011 Tulip and Daffodil Festival for the New Zealand's Daffodil Society. This code indicates a Yellow rim and edge, Yellow mid-zone and White inside part next to the corona of the perianth with White corona.

7. The letters of the colour code most accurately describing the zones of the corona shall then follow, from the eye-zone to the rim separated from the perianth letters by a hyphen. In Division 4, the letters of the colour code most accurately describing the admixture of petals and petaloids replacing the corona shall follow in proper order, using 3, 2, or 1 colour codes as appropriate - see Introduction Page.

8. If the corona is substantially of a single colour, a single letter of the colour code shall describe it.






Carpet a Woodland in Bulbs from December 2000, Issue number 76, of "Fine Gardening Magazine" by Judy Glattstein:-

Plant bulbs that flower in sequence to extend the season

Bloom times are approximate in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6 garden. Though the sequence will generally be the same from year to year, exact bloom times will vary depending upon your location and weather conditions.

Snowdrops - Galanthus spp.
Spring snowflake - Leucojum vernum
Winter aconite - Eranthis hyemalis

Crocus tommasinianus
Snowdrops - Galanthus spp.
Spring snowflake - Leucojum vernum
Winter aconite - Eranthis hyemalis
Narcissus 'Rijnveld's Early Sensation'

Corydalis solida
Fritillaria thunbergii (See photos of fritillaria)
Glory of the snow- Chionodoxa spp.
Grape hyacinth - Muscari armeniacum
Siberian squill - Scilla sibirica
Narcissus 'Beersheba' with their companions
Narcissus 'Dove Wings'
Narcissus 'Rip Van Winkle'
Narcissus 'Trevithian'

Narcissus 'Actaea'
Narcissus 'Thalia'
Guinea hen flower - Fritillaria meleagris
Spanish bluebell - Hyacinthoides hispanicus







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Well-drained Acidic Sand or Chalk (Ideally the pH should be around 7 to 6.5).

Moist Soil. (Daffodils need lots of water while they are growing. Water immediately after planting and keep them moist until the rains come. Continue watering for three weeks or so after blooming time; then stop watering. The bulbs make their next year's bloom after flowering.)

If you intend to plant your Daffodils in pots, then read Pot Culture of Exhibition Daffodils in The Complete Guide for Growing and Exhibiting Daffodils irrespective of whether you are likely to exhibit your daffodils or not.

Wherever possible, choose ground that has not previously been used for growing daffodils in the last 5 years.


Ideally the pH should be around 7 to 6.5 and should be cultivated to a depth of 2 spits with well-rotted animal manure or compost incorporated into the lower spit. Before planting the following fertiliser can be incorporated at the rate of four ounces (110 grammes) per square yard ( 1 square yard = 0.81 square metres) - 5 parts by weight of superphosphate, 5 parts of bone meal, 5 parts of suphate of potash and 1 part of hoof and horn.


If you have heavy clay, you can amend it with river sand to improve porosity; if you have sand, chopped leaves are the recommended amendment. DO NOT USE MANURE OR MUSHROOM COMPOST. Heavy, rich compost leads to a quick case of summer bulb rot! Also, when you amend clay, ensure you dig much deeper than the bulbs' root systems will travel - do not create a bowl that holds water and thus promotes rot. Chopped leaves are the recommended mulch - the weight is light enough not to smother emerging foliage, and the nutrients released by their slow decay function as slow-release fertilizer in good proportions for what daffodils desire.

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