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N. obvallaris, THE TENBY DAFFODIL, 1796        Web-Only
This sweet little teddy-bear daffodil has grown wild for centuries on the coast of Wales, and its early blooms were once rushed to London to be sold at Covent Garden. Its trumpet is shorter than most wild daffodils (see Lent lily), adding to its pudgy charm. 13 Y-Y, 8-10”, zones 5a-8b(10bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
DA40Add to basket:10/$1425/$32.5050/$60.50100/$112Limit 100, please.
TREVITHIAN, 1927
“Pre-eminent” and “breath-taking,” Scott Ogden raves about this “refined, modern Campernelle” in Garden Bulbs for the South. It’s “stunningly fragrant,” he says, and — maybe best of all — a few bulbs “will multiply tenfold in three or four years.” With 2-3 neatly rounded flowers per stem, its mid-late blooms extend the jonquil season’s joys. 7 Y-Y, 18-20”, zones 6a-8b(10bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
DA51Add to basket:10/$1625/$3750/$69100/$128250/$288
TWINK, 1925        Web-Only & Rarest
This Jazz Age classic has long, rippling petals of primrose-to-cream flaring jauntily out of a ruffled center of orange and gold. Hardy north through zone 5, it’s especially well-loved in the South because, unlike many other doubles, it opens reliably even there. 4 Y-O, mid-season, 18-20”, zones 5a-8b(10bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
DA52Add to basket:3/$155/$24Limit 5, please.
VAN SION, 1620
Aka ‘Telamonius Plenus’, this ancient flower is “the most important of all doubles” (A.M. Kirby, 1907). It’ s also the double most often found at old homesites, multiplying without care. And it’s the most confusing. In its first year or a perfect spot, its doubling is neatly contained within the trumpet. Most years, though, it all explodes into a wild froth of green and gold. See what we mean and learn more here. 4 Y-Y, 14-16”, zones 4a-8a(10bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
DA39SOLD OUT5/$9.5010/$1825/$4150/$76100/$141
W.P. MILNER, 1869        New
Short and sweet, this quaint little elf dates back to the dawn of the Victorian daffodil renaissance. Its nodding trumpet and twisted petals are a soft, silvery yellow that seems to be the embodiment of spring sunshine. An added treat for inquiring noses is its light cowslip fragrance. 1W-W, 6-8”, zones 5a-8a(10bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
DA45Add to basket:10/$12.5025/$2950/$54100/$100Limit 100, please.
WHITE LADY, 1897        Rarest
This “regal beauty” and “good doer” is “the daffodil I now prefer to all others” – so wrote Mrs. Francis King in 1921, and since she was a founder of the Garden Club of America and author of nine popular garden books, that’s high praise indeed. With sparkling petals and a ruffled yellow cup, ‘White Lady’ is old-fashioned but full of life. 3W-Y, 16-18”, zones 5a-8a(10bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
DA47Add to basket:3/$10.505/$16.5010/$3325/$75.5050/$140
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