Daffodils are some of the most reliable spring bulbs, coping well with wet ground and competition from grass. Many species also flower through frost, and with such a huge range of daffodils available, it's often hard to know which varieties to plant.
There are hundreds of daffodil varieties to choose from, but when it comes to looking through the bulb catalogues, what matters is flowering time. Some daffodils flower months ahead of others so, by combining early and late varieties, you can have daffodils in bloom from January to May.
There's a wide variety of different coloured types to choose from, including acid-yellow, ivory, white and even pink. And whether you prefer the natural look or the more flamboyant, there are types from traditional golden beacons to doubles that almost look like peonies.
10 best varieties
The following daffodil cultivars have been selected for their spectacular spring blooms as well as their complementary flowering times:
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26/09/2013 at 18:55
My favourite daff has to be "Jetfire",what,s yours?
26/09/2013 at 20:13
Thalia, Silver Chimes and Cheerfulness
26/09/2013 at 21:19
Hi, Love Thalia, but also poeticus (which is quite a late one) but also like passionale.
26/09/2013 at 23:00
Tete de Tete and Jetfire
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27/09/2013 at 07:02
There is a lovely one called Jenny - a tall one, but not too blowsy