When you think of daffodils, do you think of golden yellow trumpets? Well, there’s a reason for that, and there is also a reason the color “daffodil” is yellow, but there is SO much more to daffodils than golden yellow trumpets!
Of course, if you’ve ever looked through a garden catalog for a company that carries bulbs (and especially one that specializes in spring bulbs!) you already know that. But maybe you haven’t looked through such a catalog? Welcome to the world of daffodils!
Now, first of all, I’m certainly not an expert on daffodils. However, my mom has always enjoyed growing daffodils and I HAVE, all my life, looked through those bulb catalogs, so I’ve seen lots of daffodils!
By the way, daffodils are also called narcissus. There is no difference. Narcissus in the scientific name, daffodil is the common name. Daffodils grow from bulbs and they bloom in the spring. Generally speaking, they grow throughout the US.
All of the photos in this post are photos I took of my mom’s daffodils.
Here’s a bouquet daffodils with white petals. Some of the cups are trumpet shaped but some are shorter. Notice the orange on some of them?
Here are more examples. Some daffodils have that sort of messy, double cup. I’m not sure what the correct terminology is, I just enjoy their fluffiness!
Daffodil colors include not only yellow ~ ranging from golden to pale yellow ~ but also white. Another exciting color group is pink-peach-coral, which you can see an example of in the upper left photo below.
Oooooh! Lots more pink-peach-color here. As you can see, they can range from bright to pale.
And check out that close-up of the cup that is yellow with an orange edging. Orange is another daffodil color. It tends to be more of an “accent color.”
Lots of yellow here. Notice the paler yellow on the right ~ that little delicate daffodil. There’s also a slender yellow trumpet shape in the bottom row. And of course, I love those fluffy pink ones in the bouquet!
A couple of bouquet pictures at the top. Actually, it’s the same bouquet, just two different angles. At the bottom, I laid out groups of different daffodils. Most of them are not trumpet shaped!
Aren’t they just gorgeous? The flowers, I mean, not the photos. The photos are okay, but I’m certainly not a photographer! 🙂
Honestly, this makes me want more daffodils (as if I didn’t already, at least every spring when they bloom!). We have SO LITTLE variety when it comes to daffodil colors and types.
Daffodil colors also include green and red, and I think those tend to be more “accent colors” as well.
Want to learn more about daffodils? Check out the resources below. And if you want to buy some (or just look at more pictures!), I’ve included a few places to get you started. By the way, daffodil bulbs are sold and planted in the fall.
If I didn’t have to work right now, I think I would be off shopping for daffodils myself. 😉
Where to Buy
There are lots more places, of course, but this should get you started.
- The American Daffodil Society (I got some of my information from here, that I didn’t know already).
- Daffodil search at Dave’s Garden
If you have any dirt, get yourself a few daffodils! Hint: family, friends, or neighbors might be willing to share!