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WHY DAFFODILS? Daffodils are permanent, increase eagerly, and are wonderfully deer-and-rodent-proof.

DAFFODIL HISTORY – Daffodils grew in ancient Greece and in English gardens by the 1200s. For more, click here.

TIPS FOR SUCCESS – Daffodils are easy, but hardiness varies more than most sources admit. To learn more, click here.

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Even Rarer Daffodils

Every year we get a handful of spectacular bulbs that are so rare we offer them WEB-ONLY. For an alert the moment they go on sale, subscribe to our free, monthly email newsletter.

SOUTHERN JONQUILS        Sampler
Jonquils and Southern gardens go together like biscuits and gravy. We’ll send you 4 of the best, all easy, fragrant, and cherished – 3 N. jonquilla ‘Early Louisiana’ , 3 true ‘Campernelle’, 3 ‘Sweetness’, and 3 ‘Trevithian’. 12 bulbs total, for zones 6b-8b(10bWC).

For 6, 9, or more of each variety, order additional samplers.

COF14Add to basket:1/$32.502/$62.503/$894/$1155/$140
NORTHERN LIGHTS        Sampler
Got snow? If you garden in zones 4a-6b (or 4a-8b on the West Coast), this sampler of diverse, beautiful, time-tested WHITE daffodils is made for you. We’ll send you 3 bulbs each of 4 easy favorites – 3 ‘Beersheba’, 3 ‘Irene Copeland’, 3 pheasant’s eye, and 3 ‘Thalia’. All are easy to grow and sure to make your next spring lovelier than ever!

For 6, 9, or more of each variety, order additional samplers.

COF37Add to basket:1/$302/$57.503/$824/$1065/$129
ADMIRATION, 1912        Web-Only & Rarest
With an amber-orange cup ringed by golden-white petals like “the soft taffeta silk which in the old days was known as sarsenet” (Wayside Gardens, 1936), this elegant poetaz is now one of the oldest of that hardy, cluster-flowered clan. And its fragrance is delicious! 8 Y-O 14-16”, zones 6a-8a(10bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
DA93Add to basket:3/$14.755/$23.5010/$4425/$99.5050/$185
ALBATROSS, 1891        Rarest
With propeller-like petals and a frilled cup dipped in orange, this rare treasure outshines its sibling ‘Seagull’ and was proudly described by the immortal Rev. Engleheart as “one of my finest and most brilliantly colored” creations. 3 W-YYO, late-mid, 18-20”, zones 4a-8a(10bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
DA972Add to basket:3/$155/$2410/$44.5025/$10150/$188
ALBUS PLENUS ODORATUS, 1601        Web-Only
Snowy white, richly fragrant, and hardy to zone 3, double pheasant’s-eyes appear on almost every daffodil list from Clusius’s in 1601 to catalogs of the early 1900s. Though they’re often frustratingly erratic bloomers, in long, cool springs and well-watered soils they’re heavenly. N. poeticus ‘Plenus’, 4 W-W, 16-18”, zones 3a-6b(8bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
DA01Add to basket:3/$10.255/$16.5010/$30.5025/$6950/$128
APRIL QUEEN, 1938        Rarest
Medieval troubadours sang of a frolicking April Queen who led young and old in a merry dance of spring. This brilliant beauty with its ruffled, flame-kissed cup dances for what seems like forever in the garden, lasting longer in bloom than any other daffodil we’ve ever grown. To the dance! 2 W-YYO, 16-18”, zones 5a-8a(10bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
DA980Add to basket:5/$10.5010/$2025/$4550/$84100/$156
AVALANCHE, 1906
If daffodils were athletes, ‘Avalanche’ would be wearing Olympic gold. Extra vigorous, with 15-20 fragrant blossoms per stem, it’s so tough it was discovered in 1906 clinging to a sea-cliff in the Scilly Isles where tazettas had been grown by the millions in the 19th century. Superb in zones 6b-9b(11bWC), it’s also easy to force on pebbles for a winter treat. 8 W-Y, 16-18”, from Holland. Chart to compare.
DA02Add to basket:5/$1210/$22.5025/$51.5050/$96100/$178
BEERSHEBA, 1923
This immaculate classic with its slender trumpet is early-blooming, free-flowering, quick to increase, and a lovely, warm ivory. Introduced by the good Rev. Engleheart when he was in his 70s, it won high praise from Guy Wilson, the century’s greatest daffodil breeder, as “a flower of arresting beauty and outstanding purity.” 1 W-W, 14-16”, zones 4a-8a(10bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
DA04Add to basket:5/$14.5010/$27.5025/$62.5050/$116100/$215
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