They are the ultimate sign of spring after a long cold winter. A promise of better things to come if you will.
But yours truly is completely indifferent to the narcissus ... with one exception. I dig the white ones.
A few years ago, I did my homework and determined that the best white daffodil available was 'Mount Hood'. I can tell you from experience, they rock:
What is interesting, is that when these daffodils first bloom (late April here in zone 6B) the trumpet is a pale yellow color:
And eventually transforms to a pure white (as seen in the two photos below):
And when the pure white state is reached, it is nirvana:
I planted a few clumps of these a few years ago and while they reliably come back and bloom each year, I haven't seen them multiply as much as I had hoped for:
Some other nuggets of info before I get out of here:
- Each bloom is about 5" in diameter
- Survives in zones 3-8
- They reach a height of about 14" to 18"
- Prefer full sun but have thrived in partial shade for me
- The foliage is a fantastic blue/green color
- As with all daffodils, they are deer resistant
Have you grown this? Dig it? Would also love suggestions for other 'whites'.