It’s hard to find a prettier picture this time of year than early daffodils under a Carolina blue sky. And you can bet the bulb companies know this. Their catalogs are full of stunning close up photos.
But in the landscape, it’s a very different story. It takes a ton of bulbs to make a splash in our Apex (NC) woods.
So I’m really happy that all the work and money I’ve spent on daffodils over the years is finally paying off.
Of course there have been some casualties along the way. None of the double daffodils I planted survived more than a few years. Ditto–the late season varieties. Our woods leaf out too early for them to store energy for the next year.
But a few varieties have proved to be big winners for me, returning year after year, and blooming their hearts out without any care. My daffodil stars are:
What about you? I’m always looking for new daffodil varieties to light up the woods here in zone 7-B. What are your daffodil stars?