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Due to Brexit, we are not able to deliver to the UK. We are working on a solution on how we can continue to bring a wide range of Lubera plants to the UK and directly to our customers' homes in the future. However, such a solution will not be available before 2022 or 2023.

Unusual Daffodils

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Unusual daffodils are for those gardeners who are already experienced and who want to explore their limits and try something new.

   
 
Daffodil 'Orange Sunset'

Narcissus 'Orange Sunset'

£8.40 *

Daffodil 'Thalia'

Narcissus 'Thalia'

£5.40 *

Double Daffodil 'Flower Parade'

Narcissus 'Flower Parade'

£4.90 *

Double Daffodil 'Rip van Winkle'

Narcissus 'Rip van Winkle'

£3.00 *

Double Daffodil 'Tahiti'

Narcissus 'Tahiti'

£5.40 *

Hoop Petticoat Daffodil 'Arctic Bells'

Narcissus bulbocodium 'Arctic Bells'

£3.90 *

Hoop Petticoat Daffodil 'Oxford Gold'®

Narcissus bulbocodium 'Oxford Gold'®

£4.90 *

White Daffodil, Old Pheasant's Eye

Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus

£4.40 *

   
 

More useful information about Unusual Daffodils

These optically special forms of daffodils are no more difficult to grow than the ordinary daffodils. Their flowers may not be yellow, but rather white or orange. They have very small or very long trumpets, and with some varieties, the flowers are so heavily filled that they look like ruffled woollen heads. And with some of these unusual daffodils, you even have to look twice to be sure that it is actually a daffodil. Let yourself be surprised by our wonderful daffodils.
 

Unusual Daffodils with Double Flowers

They look as if they have just gotten out of bed, um the flower bed, and they have not had time to comb their hair. So dishevelled are the funny little daffodils 'Rip van Winkle' when they rise from the flower bed: everyone who sees them has to smile! Their petals are so pointed that sometimes they look like the spikes of wild stars. Narcissus 'Rip van Winkle' opens its flowers in early spring; these fluffy daffodils are not very large. Their height is only about 14 centimetres and the flowers themselves are about five centimetres wide. Sometimes they have a light touch of green, which makes them all the more refreshing. And because they do not grow that tall, they are also amazingly weather-proof. If some snow falls again in the spring, they just shake their little star heads and then wake up again in milder weather.  Like all early flowering unusual daffodils, they last quite a long time, and when the weather stays a bit cooler, they bloom longer. Also, Narcissus 'Tahiti' and 'Flower Parade' are attractive daffodils that show off with their double, fretted flowers. Read more about these two below, in the section about the orange daffodils.

Hoop Petticoat Daffodils

These little flowers have to be looked at twice to see that they are actually daffodils. The hoop petticoat daffodils (Narcissus bulbocodium) with their dancing skirts look as if they were about to jump out of the flower bed and perform a merry baroque dance in their stiff skirts. These include the golden yellow hoop petticoat daffodils, that is the variety Narcissus bulbocodium 'Oxford Gold', and 'Arctic Bells', which has white flowers. Especially pretty is the mixture of the two colours when these unusual daffodils are displayed together. Then the yellow and the white hoop petticoat daffodils can cheerfully dance like funny elves. These types of unusual daffodils are a wild form that is native to western France, Portugal, Spain and North Africa. They are hardy and bloom in the middle of spring. The flowers consist of three to four centimetre wide trumpets, to which tiny pointed petals nestle and which are barely visible. The flowers of this wild species are very special daffodils. They like to naturalise in the damp grass, which dries up in the summer. In contrast to other species, the bulbs of these particular bulbs should not be regularly watered in the summer.

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They Do Not Always Have To Be Yellow, Right?

When we talk about daffodils, we usually think of the colour yellow…but there are also beautiful, white-coloured daffodils. This is ideal for all those contemporaries who basically do not like yellow. There are gardens in which the colour yellow is basically taboo. And, of course, in all-white gardens, the principle of colourlessness must be preserved. For this, there is only one thing: to plant white daffodils, best of all separated into groups in different places in the garden. The most famous white daffodil is 'Mount Hood'. It was bred in 1938 and has since been awarded many prizes, including an Award of Garden Merit by the English horticultural company RHS. This magnificent unusual daffodil thrives in any garden with a slightly cooler climate. It is, therefore, an extremely popular plant in the Anglo-Saxon area. Even in northern Germany, wherever rhododendrons and hydrangeas thrive, white daffodils also grow well. If you garden in a warmer, sunny area, you should treat them to a partially shaded bed. These flower bulbs like to grow in groups in the garden in front of hydrangeas and other woody plants, which also need rather moist soil. This variety is named after the over 3000-metre high volcanic mountain Mount Hood in the U.S. state of Oregon.

Other White Daffodils

Narcissus 'Thalia' is another classic among the white varieties. These flower bulbs belong to the angel’s tears daffodils, the class of Narcissus triandrus. The milky white flowers of this distinctive bulbous flower form delicate stars that hover lightly over the spring beds, almost like elves. Each shoot carries at least two flowers that have a slightly nodding posture. Their flowers have narrow, twisted and weakly beaten petals and open, relatively short secondary crowns. Narcissus 'Thalia' flowers in mid- to late spring. In larger groups, these daffodils look particularly good in the garden and they are also suitable in the lawn or under fruit trees.

Other popular species of daffodils are the large-crowned Narcissus 'Ice Follies'. The up to ten centimetres large flowers carry pronounced trumpets and change from lemon yellow to creamy white, up to an almost pure white colour. Already at the beginning, they have practically white petals. The secondary crowns, which form the trumpets, are a bit frayed at the edge and they have a lemon yellow shimmer, which then also fades to almost pure white during the flowering period. In groups, these flower bulbs are well suited for the white and elegantly designed romantic garden. And of course, the old pheasant’s eye daffodils (Narcissus poeticus) bloom in pure white. This wild daffodil and the consequent breedings bloom quite late in the spring. In nature, they then enchant whole meadows and mountain slopes and they are also suitable in the garden at home for growing under fruit trees or in the meadow. They are also suitable for planting in groups of shrubs. Especially in the region around Montreux, these bulbs occur in large quantities, which is why they are sometimes called Montreux daffodils. The breeding Narcissus poeticus var. Recurvus is a good garden plant because it grows easily and looks very elegant with its slightly bent petals.

Orange Daffodils

How bright and sunny!! The small-crowned Narcissus 'Brook Ager'…you just have to love it. This variety has a bright orange trumpet, which shines properly on the background of pale yellow petals. It is an almost surreal eye-catcher in every extravagant flower bed! And even in a pot on the balcony, this exceptionally coloured Narcissus will attract everyone's attention. Another fiery unusual daffodil, like the setting sun, is the Narcissus 'Orange Sunset'.  Also, Narcissus 'Tahiti' is blessed with a tropical, fiery colour. And indeed, the flowers of these bulbs are a double eye-catcher because they not only have brightly coloured flowers, they are also filled in this variety. The trumpet is actually quite stunted in these varieties. The close relative of 'Tahiti', namely 'Flower Parade', blooms identically in terms of form and colour, although cream-white, with an orange, crumpled and regressed trumpet. These are no less spectacular, though its colour is a little more subtle.  By the way, these daffodils are perfect for all garden fans with floristic ambitions. The varieties of these two flower bulbs look good in the garden in groups between perennials. And why not plant quite a few of these really extraordinary Narcissus bulbs with the ruffled trumpets in the vegetable garden for harvesting as cut flowers?

The Best Location

Unusual daffodils need a location where they can be seen in all their glory. On the one hand, this effect is achieved in the garden by planting the varieties in groups in perennial flower beds. There the bulbs can cope well between the roots of the perennials, and when the daffodils have withered, then the foliage of the perennials hides their yellowing leaves. But also they are great growing wild in a meadow or planted under fruit trees. It is important, as with all Narcissus bulbs, that they are not too dry, and especially during dry periods in the summer, that they regularly receive water. Even in pots, these daffodils make a grand impression. They can be moved to a central position during flowering.

Planting and Care

As special as their flowers are, when it comes to planting and care, the same rules apply to these exceptional varieties of flower bulbs as to all other daffodils. They like a sunny to partially shaded spot, and rather humid, nutritious soil. In the summer, and especially if they are grown in containers, the bulbs should never completely dry out. For planting in a flower bed, in the foreground of woody plants or to grow wild in the lawn or in a meadow, proceed as follows: for each bulb, dig out a hole that is at least twice as deep and wide as the bulb. In each hole put a single bulb, always with the shoot tip up and the roots approaching down, into the hole. Carefully fill with garden soil or compost. Press down a bit and water. Daffodils like it a bit moister than other flower bulbs. After flowering, the dead flower should be removed so that the bulbs do not lose too much power. They multiply best via daughter bulbs. After a few years at the same site, you can dig up the lumps and divide the bulbs. The flower bulbs should then be planted separately according to variety in new groups.

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