I am a fan of variations on a theme.
I also like unusual daffodils.
Here are some of the many varieties blooming right now in my gardens.
They aren’t just yellow.
They aren’t all mellow.
Some have trumpets. (Like Dizzy Gillespie)
I must mention that the cups are called coronas. (These are not contagious.)
They have divisions named for their cup type or lack of one or petal curvature or blooms per stem… (Look Knight, there’s twee!)
A daffodil by another name, is a Narcissus.
I love anything blooming right now.
Yellow flowers are like spots of sunlight in the garden.
All daffodils are appreciated, but I do have a favorite.
The Tete a Tete bulbs form little bouquets.
They look this way because they have short stems
and because some stems hold twins.
This habit makes the bunch look like a bouquet.
Two cute is too cute!
For those of you that do not love sunny yellow, there are mellow daffodils.
Ice Follies Narcissus has a pale yellow fluffy cup.
Thalia is pure white and pointy.
I found a ’60 Days of Daffodils’ by Simple Pleasures that has many varieties.
This one with pink cups was a surprise mixed in a pack of others.
Love this double!
These Tazetta cultivars have a mystery source also.
If you are too mellow for yellow, there are many other daffodil colors.
Sometimes flowers merge.
This is especially true for the cutest daffodil in the world, Tete a Tete.
It tends to grow two flowers to a stem.
Sometimes the two get smashed together.
Sometimes they fuse together.
Occasionally they join into a Siamese-twin type of flower.
These are at first noticeable due to their extra petals and larger cup/corolla.
If you look closely, you will notice two pistils, the female part , in the center.
Also double the number of stamens(male parts) surrounding them.
If you cut these blooms open, you will see there are still two separate ovules in the double-sized ovary.
I have many daffodils.
Tall and short, yellow and white, white and white, orange and white and even some doubles.
I love them all, but one type always stands out the most and shines the brightest.
Even though it is the tiniest.
I love it that there are clusters of them all over my gardens.
My parents gave me a pot of them blooming one spring over two decades ago.
I have been dividing them and sharing them for over twenty years.
They are like little spots of sunshine.
Tete a Tete is the cutest daffodil in the world.
It is a miniature Narcissus. Its name comes from the fact that many stems have two flowers.
They look like they are having a little chat.
I would like to mention the unusual vase that belonged to a dear friend Beth.
It has a eight-parted, fluted, clear glass vase and a silver stand decorated with roses.
She would love to know that I have shared it on my blog.