Our Favorite Daffodils

Planting daffodil bulbs in the autumn for a beautiful spring bloom is one of the most exciting things that you can do for your garden.

Daffodil Planting daffodil bulbs in the autumn for a beautiful spring bloom is one of the most exciting things that you can do for your garden. And for those of you who think daffodils are pretty run of the mill flowers, we have some surprises for you that may rekindle your interest in this varied and wonderful plant.

Palmares Daffodils have the distinction of being the first pink split-cup, or butterfly daffodil. This variety has pink wings on its blooms that fold back against a white outer petal. These daffodils last for a long time, and their wonderful scent will make walking through your garden pleasing to more of your senses than just your eye. Palmeres Daffodils will naturalize easily, so get ready for more year after year if you decide to add this species to your garden!

Replete Daffodils are a wonderful combination of an apricot color and pure white. This species' blooms are fully double, and have large flowers about 4" in diameter. These daffs will last you a couple of weeks and have a very delicate fragrance. This type of daffodil makes an excellent cut flower, and as always with daffodils, they look splendid in garden borders.

Minnow Daffodils are some of the sweetest daffodils you can buy. These miniature daffodils with their eye-catching white petals and yellow cups have a scent that is simply heavenly. We especially love these planted with grape hyacinths!

A couple of other favorites of ours are Orangery Daffodils, a beautiful orange-white spring-blooming daffodil that will bring happiness to your flowerbed or border annually, and the Jetfire Daffodil, which is a small daffodil that has an intense dark orange cup to perfectly bring out its the bright yellow petals.

Remember, when planting daffodils it is always best to group them in clusters, not to plant them in rows. Clustering your daffodils throughout your garden will bring surprising patches of color and brightness, while long rows of single flowers will just look awkward and unappealing. So get out there and plant your daffodil bulbs - you and your garden will be thankful come springtime!