Here in the south we love double daffodils but some are not the easiest to grow.
I find it helps to give them afternoon shade. A raised bed with sandy soil and
deciduous shrubs will help you grow those borderline doubles you always wanted.
Some are tough enough to grow in the lawn. When we receive information from
trials or from everyday gardeners we will pass it along to you.
Narcissus or Daffodils
N. Pink Charm 2W-WWP 1977
This is one of the few
pinks that will grow in the deep south. Grows in Florida and
Texas so it can take the heat. White petals with a large
cup. The rim is pink. This one is so pretty we
need to plant more of it. Has gained a good reputation
across the south.
A showy large flower with
yellow petals and bright orange cup. It is growing in a raised
bed just north of Houston, Texas and is doing good here in north
Louisiana. Often overlooked but Fortune is the seed parent and
it should be planted more. Tall with bright colors. See more
photos of Red Devon in the Gallery.
Zones 5 - 8
24" - 26" Tall
7 for $11.00 14 for $21.00
WOW. I fell in love with this one. It is still too new for us to
have a lot of information on it but the ADS has it listed as
blooming very early and that is a very good thing for this far
south. A very large bloom. It has yellow petals and a pink
trumpet. We are offering this bulb in small numbers for trial.
More photos in the Gallery.
perfect daffodil for the south. A large showy yellow bloom. Petals
and cup are the same color. One of the most basal rot resistant
varieties and they are using it to breed better daffodils. Grows
Florida to Texas. Award winning and growing in my lawn. Very tough.
Zones 5 - 9
16" - 20" Tall Blooms early mid spring
A lovely white daffodil with a
small yellow disc shaped cup. One of my favorites. Growing
well in north Louisiana and Mississippi. I have it growing
in the lawn shaded part of the day by the house. Award
winning with a simple elegance. It blooms late and keeps the
show going. There is something soothing about this one. See
if you agree. Multiplies.
Large bloom with creamy white petals and pure orange cup. This
is a nice change of colors for me at mid spring. Tough enough to
grow in Florida. Does better with a little afternoon shade.
Often overlooked but deserves to be planted more. Makes a nice
Perfect for the south. Nodding blooms in clusters. White petals
are swept back with small white cups. Will even grow in clay
soils. Recommended from Florida to Texas. Blooms late but
perfect. Very elegant and tough.
This is the daffodil that is growing on old home places across
North Louisiana. No longer
grown in the Dutch trade but is one of the very best for us.
Pretty pale yellow petals with
crinkled darker yellow cup. The petals fade to almost white in
our bright southern sun.
of these in bloom are as showy as any of the newer varieties.
They remind me
butterflies. Charming and Tough! If I could only grow one
daffodil this would be
the one. Multiplies
and will be here for your Great Grandchildren. While the experts
it's name (Stella?) you and
I can be enjoying the blooms. There are so many blooms on
clumps you can barely see
This is one of the best daffodils ever for the south. Golden
yellow flowers with a velvety appearance. One or two blooms per
stem. It has a wonderful fragrance and dark green foliage.
Growing from Florida to Texas. Every book I have ever read about
bulbs in the south recommends Sweetness. Plant in the lawn or
bed. Mine are in the lawn. Multiplies. Vigorous. Fragrant. Need
Zones 6 - 9
12" - 14" Tall blooms early mid spring
A nice miniature that has a
natural look. It forms large clumps and blooms early.
I noticed a large clump of these on a old home site and I
thought I had found a wild hybrid before I realized it was
Tete a Tete. They must have been planted around 1960 before
the house burned. It had survived 50 years of no care and
thrived. It can even grow in Florida and Texas. One to three
flowers per stem with lighter yellow petals and a darker
yellow cup. Very Tough.
Multiplies. Taller with
afternoon shade. Very Showy in clumps.