Featured Variety: Trumpet Daffodils
Where snowdrops tenderly announce early spring and tulips are the elegant mainstay of the flower bulb season, for me the ‘springest’ of all spring bulbs are daffodils. They come bursting out of the ground and suddenly their juicy green stems are everywhere. At first their buds are still folded tightly, covered with a silver-white silky paper membrane, but once they trust the temperature, they simply explode into the happiest yellow welcoming committee any season could wish for.
Daffodils (also known as Narcissus) originated in the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) and are native to the area around the Mediterranean Sea. They were introduced to Europe in the 16th century. Since they have been around for so long, they have picked up many symbolic meanings along the way. The narcissus is the national flower of Wales and is associated with St. David’s Day (1st of March). In Western countries daffodils are associated with vanity, while Eastern cultures consider them a symbol of wealth and good fortune.
In this blog I want to talk about the most well-known members of the daffodil family, the trumpet daffodils. To classify as a trumpet daffodil, the flowers must have a trumpet (also known as the cup or corona) that is as long as or longer than, the petals.
Just like a herald blows his horn to announce the King’s arrival, so the “horn” of the trumpet daffodil announces the fact that spring has truly sprung.
Here at DutchGrown we have a great collection of truly stunning trumpet daffodils, all bulbs filled to bursting with energy, ready to create a true ‘springsplosion’ in your garden.
Seen by many in the industry as the absolute best daffodil available, daffodil Marieke combines a deep, rich golden yellow bloom with a strong stem and an unparalleled staying power, turning your garden into a golden spring-feast.
A beautiful brilliant white, this heirloom daffodil will look like a bright shining star in your garden. It’s famous the world over for its large pristine blooms and delicate yellow stamen. Daffodil Mount Hood will look especially classy grown in a cluster in a pot.
This is the ‘happy daffodil’. The fun contrast between the white petals and the yellow trumpet make this flower stand out in any garden. Daffodil Attraction is the perfect bloom for a spring arrangement in your dining room or hallway.
This is the classic yellow daffodil, almost the archetype of its variety. It’s the most-grown daffodil in the world, and ideal for forcing or greenhouse growing. Daffodil Dutch Master is a no-nonsense and reliable naturalizer and will grace your garden year after year.
Now this is something else. This flower reminds you of all kinds of lovely deserts and confectionery. Creamy white petals with the palest apricot trumpet contrast beautifully with its dark green stems. Don’t be surprised when people do a double take when seeing daffodil British Gamble in your garden!
What makes daffodils extra attractive for gardeners is that they are perennials, meaning that they’ll come back every year, and naturalizing flower bulbs, meaning you’ll have more of them every year. Bonus: deer and rabbits don’t like them at all.
Your own spring joy
Nothing says spring like a garden full of trumpet daffodils, and your lawn, flowerbed or balcony can be home to these lush and joyful flowers too. Simply go on over to our website, choose the trumpet daffodils you like best, and we’ll make sure they arrive at your door at the exact right planting time.