New Daffodils: Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day May 2016

– Posted in: Acquisitions, Narcissus, What's up/blooming

I have lots of spring flowers blooming in my garden, but I’ve posted pictures of most of them in previous years. However, I have many daffodils that are new this year or at least blooming for the first time, so I’ve decided to focus on them. Just for fun, I’m including them in a gallery. Click on any daffodil that interests you to learn more (assuming I know more).

I’d love to know which of these is your favorite! Or, is there one you grow that you like better than any of these? Let me know in the comments!


The daffodils that aren’t from friends are either from Brent and Becky’s Bulbs or Old House Gardens. However, for both businesses their inventory changes every year, so they might not carry what you are looking for this fall. You may find it sold by a different online vendor (perhaps even Amazon, eBay, and Etsy). Failing that, you can ask when it will be offered again by my source. Happy hunting!

Love these photos? Did you know I try to upload a picture of a new flower blooming in my garden to Instagram every day? It also shows up on my Facebook wall and my Twitter feed. Not a social media fan? Check out the Back Page of this website instead.

Inspired by the words of Elizabeth Lawrence, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year,” Carol of May Dreams Gardens started Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. On the 15th of every month, garden bloggers from all over the world publish what is currently blooming in their gardens, and leave a link in Mr. Linky and the comments of May Dreams Gardens.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In its own way, frost may be one of the most beautiful things to happen in your garden all year . . . Don’t miss it. Like all true beauty, it is fleeting. It will grace your garden for but a short while this morning. . . . For this moment, embrace frost as the beautiful gift that it is.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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Les May 22, 2016, 9:52 am

Your post makes me wish I had paid more attention to the Narcissus I planted. Now most of their names are lost to the mists of time.

Donna@Gardens Eye View May 20, 2016, 4:11 pm

I always admire those who keep track of their daffs…many of mine are combo groupings so i don’t know the names….if I had to pick a fav it would be Binkie…love the buttery yellow.

Kathy Purdy May 20, 2016, 7:54 pm

Oh, Donna, I don’t keep track of them all. These were all acquired last year and I just haven’t lost the tags yet!

Jill Nielsen May 19, 2016, 2:33 pm

I see many of your new daffies are “historic”. If you don’t have BERYL in your collection you should get it. It is my all time favorite daffie and won a blue ribbon this year (but then it usually does). Brent and Becky’s Bulbs have it and so do other sources I’m sure.

Kathy Purdy May 19, 2016, 3:25 pm

Thanks for the tip, Jill. I’ll put ‘Beryl’ on my Want to Get list.

Vicki Green May 17, 2016, 5:24 pm

What lovely daffodils. You’ve inspired me to plant some this fall.

Oksana Klueva May 17, 2016, 2:43 pm

I am so envious of your Feu de Joie. I missed it two years ago and it was not offered last fall. I planted Lucifer but no flowers this year, buds were empty and I blame it on funky weather this spring.
I keep an Excel spreadsheet of my garden purchases with approximate locations. Hopefully, I would be able to ID my plants years later. How do you keep track of your plants?

Kathy Purdy May 17, 2016, 3:25 pm

I use an Excel spreadsheet for my colchicums, because I started tracking them before Evernote was invented. I use Evernote to track my plants, with a notebook for each garden bed. However, not everything has been documented, but all recent acquisitions have. I think. I frequently find a plant that I don’t recognize that’s not in Evernote. My backup is writing locations on the plant tag or a scrap of paper and shoving that in a folder labeled with the current year. The plan to eventually get the contents of the folders into Evernote, too.

Cynthia May 17, 2016, 8:30 am

I like the feisty Firebird and the delicate Keats! Too bad the deer around here would love them all!

Kathy Purdy May 17, 2016, 9:24 am

Really? My understanding was that deer love tulips but left daffodils alone.

CIndy, MCOK May 16, 2016, 7:42 pm

Kathy, I love the ones with the orange eyes! I think Firebird is my fave.

Joanne Toft May 16, 2016, 11:03 am

Love the daffodils – I have not kept track of mine by name. I love that you can show them this way. A goal for next year. My daffodils are over and the tulips are fading here in Southern Minnesota.

I love Merlin with the bright center colors!

Ray May 16, 2016, 9:00 am

My favorites are the poeticus narcissus. They bloom later and are not as showy as the early ones, but their fragrance more than makes up. It seems you have a few.

Kathy Purdy May 16, 2016, 10:24 am

Actually, Ray, the poeticus haven’t bloomed yet. The ones you see that resemble poeticus are hybrids and bloom earlier–but still have that wonderful fragrance!

Kathy Sturr of the Violet Fern May 16, 2016, 7:16 am

I love daffodils! Pest free, so cheery come Spring! I don’t know the names of mine, just that I plant a few more every year. There is one I have that is a double blooming white that smells delicious! I think that is my favorite. And I love the little tete-a-tetes. It’s too difficult to pick from all your photos a favorite but that Palmares is really interesting and something I have not seen before!