Daffodils IV / Narcissus

narccoolflame (300x299)Narcissus ‘Cool Flame’ (Division 2 / Long-Cupped Daffodils) – A beautiful bicolor daffodil bred by Grant Mitsch – it bears pure white petals that surround a coral-orange cup that deepens to near red as it ages. ‘Cool Flame’ blooms from April to May and is a good choice for naturalizing. Best planted in rounds of 5, 10 or 15 bulbs. Grows up to 18″ high. Hardy to zone 3.

narcwhitelion (300x293)Narcissus ‘White Lion’ (Division 4 / Double Daffodils) – This RHS Award of Garden Merit winner features fragrant double creamy white blooms (shown on the left in the photo) with contrasting yellow petal segments showing through the center. It flowers from March to April and make a great cut flower. Deer resistant. Grows up to 16-18″ high. Hardy to zone 3.

narcbulbocodium (300x296)Narcissus bulbocodium – (Division 10 / Bulbocodium-Type) The Hoop-Petticoat Daffodil is a species native to North Africa, southern France, Spain and Portugal. It is an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner that requires evenly moist soils during the growing season which dry as the bulbs go dormant. It is another good choice for naturalizing in lawns. Grows 4-6″ high. Zone 5.

narcbridalcrown (300x299)Narcissus ‘Bridal Crown’ (Division 4/ Double Daffodils) –  Another RHS Award of Garden Merit winner with very fragrant early to mid spring double blooms of creamy-white (with contrasting golden-yellow inner segments) held in clusters. It is often used as a cut flower due to its sweet scent. Deer resistant in the landscape. Grows up to 14-16″ high. Hardy to zone 4.

narcavalon (293x300)Narcissus ‘Avalon’ (Division 2 / Long-Cupped Daffodils) – This cross of ‘Camelot’ and ‘Daydream’ features unusual flowers of pale yellow petals that fade at the base, creating a halo around the light yellow cup that also fades to a milky-white as it ages. It is also a sturdy cultivar that endures our constant spring rains. Blooms late April. Grows up to 16″ high. Hardy to zone 3.

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