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A Bunch of Daffodils (Narcissus)

Which daffodils do you love? All daffodils are ‘narcissus’.  Here are some you might like. The slender ones look very pretty in gravel borders and rockeries.  Narcissus ‘Hawera’ is lemony with multiple heads and appears in mid spring.  ‘Baby Moon’ is a brighter yellow,  taller and arrives later in spring.   Plant them both in drifts for the best effect.  

Drift of Narcissus 'Hawera' in gravel border

Drift of Narcissus ‘Hawera’










Narcissus ‘Thalia’

This is a classy one. Refined and elegant milky white flowers – two per stem, appear in mid April. They smell delightful too.


Elegant milky white flowers of Narcissus 'Thalia'

Elegant milky white flowers of ‘Thalia’










Narcissus ‘Pimpernel’

These orange trumpets just make you smile.  This grows to about 35cm and works well in clumps in grassland.  It flowers from late March.

Cheerful orange cups of Narcissus 'Pimpernel'

Cheerful orange cups of ‘Pimpernel’










Narcissus ‘Pipit’

This daffodil has pale lemon flowers with a distinct creamier colour trumpet.  The lemon fades attractively as the flower ages.  It flowers in April and is also good in grass.

Narcissus 'Pipit'  has lemon yellow flowers fading to creamy white from the centre.

Lemon yellow ‘Pipit’ with creamy white trumpets










Narcissus poeticus 

Narcissus poeticus with Narcissus 'Baby Moon'

Narcissus poeticus with ‘Baby Moon’

A real beauty.  White  petals with a tiny golden, red rimmed cup.  It flowers in May but is well worth the wait.  They are great in a border.