Miniature Daffodils



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Bee Jay
Bee Jay
Bee Jay - 6Y-Y
Believed to be: 'Snook x N. cyclamineus, S. J. Vinisky, USA, 2007, 2-3
Winsome miniature that has the classic backswept look of a cyclamineus hybrid. Great health, vigor and a rapid increaser. Named for Betty Jean Forster a dear friend and the lady that started the Oregon Daffodil Society.
$14.00 each
$ 14.00
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Bebop
Bebop
Bebop - 7Y-Y
N. rupicola x N. poeticus, Alec Gray, England, 1949, 4
Nicely FRAGRANT miniature Narcissus bred by the late Alec Gray of Cornwall, England. Exceptional show form in a 6” tall, rounded, exquisite Miniature Daffodil. Strong grower and fine increaser. Many, many show bench wins to its credit. It has been quite a while since I've had enough stock to list this excellent show flower. Also recommended as a choice garden plant.
$9.00 each
$ 9.00
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Bezzababe
Bezzababe
Bezzababe - 6Y-O
Very close to a miniature for us but listed by Rod Barwick as a standard Div. 6. Nice show flower that is in bloom during the main show season. The perianth segments are soft yellow, smooth, and gently reflex. The half length, rather bell shaped corona is a soft yellow with an orange cast and neatly serrated at the rim. Capable of winning in its class as well as useful for “balancing” other smaller upper division flowers in collection classes. These are acclimated bulbs. Please order early. Few.
$17.00 each
$ 17.00
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Camborne
Camborne
Camborne - 1W-W
Parentage un-recorded, Alec Gray/Delia Bankhead, 1995, 1-2
Finally enough to list this much favored, early white Miniature trumpet. An Alec Gray seedling named and preserved by my dear friend, the late Delia Bankhead. Generally considered to be the finest formed Miniature early white trumpet. Distinctive. Opens bicolor and passes to white. Slightly overlapped perianth and a nice flare to the trumpet. Thinner in substance than ideal but the very nice form compensates. Many hybridizers of Miniatures have found it to be a splendid parent and a heavy seeder. First listing of this in many, many years. If it is on your must have list, please do order it early. I expect a sell out!
$25.00 each
$ 25.00
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Cupid
Cupid
Cupid - 12Y-Y
N. cyclamineus x N. jonquilla, D. J. Cooper, New Zealand, 1959, 3-4
Very small Miniature that may have from 2 to 5 flowers per stem (5 is exceptional!, 2 to 3 more average). DaffSeek calls for this to be early to midseason but for us it is much later. Excellent front row collection flower for the Miniature classes. We have found it to be a vigorous plant and a good, strong increaser. Hard to find and not widely available. I've managed to offer a few times and it has always sold out. Another to order early if you must have it.
$16.00 each
$ 16.00
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Gipsy Queen
Gipsy Queen
Gipsy Queen - 1YYW-WWY
Selection from N. minor x N. asturiensis, Alec Gray, England, 1969, 1-2
Choice small Miniature show flower and a super breeding parent for Miniatures. A tiny, reverse bicolor, Miniature "King Alfred" type flower. Narrow in the perianth but reasonably well formed. We have found 'Gipsy Queen' to be a good grower and a steady increaser. Has given remarkable seedlings as both a seed and pollen parent. Of use to exhibitors in Miniature collection classes and often used in vases of three. Yellow perianth segments with a white band at the trumpet. The trumpet opens yellow but passes to white with a bright yellow mouth. Lovely and quite striking color contrast. Grows about four inches tall. Seems to like a gritty, well drained soil in full sun. Used to be available in the bulb trade but now very hard to find.
$6.00 each
$ 6.00
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Hoop DeDoo
Hoop DeDoo
Hoop DeDoo - 10W-W
Seedling # 905-17 = N. bulbocodium hybrid x N. cantabricus subsp. monophyllus, Walter Blom, USA, 2013, Season 2
Gorgeous bulbocodium hybrid that blooms in early-mid show season. A Walter Blom hybrid that opens a yummy greeny creamy yellow (real lemon-lime color) and passes to white. Excellent show form and consistent. One of the few N.c. monophyllus hybrids available in commerce. A potent parent and a heavy seeder. I believe this will be hardy into Zone 5. Really, really nice.
$14.00 each or 3 for $33.00
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Little Beauty
Little Beauty
Little Beauty - 1W-Y
Parentage Unknown, J. Gerritsen & Son, The Netherlands, pre-1953, 1-2
A really fine increaser and tremendous naturalizer that used to be available from mass market suppliers. Now scarce in the bulb trade. The long lasting quality of the flowers add tremendous appeal. Many flowers can often be cut and shown. Has been a fine parent (see 'Arrival') and is recommended for Miniature hybridizers. The stocks have been grown here for twenty years. A Miniature that I recommend for both garden and show.
$4.50 each or 3 for $11.00
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Little Becky
Little Becky
Little Becky - 12Y-Y
Seedling # 90-21 = N. jonquilla var. henriquesii x N. cyclamineus, Bill Dijk, New Zealand, 1999, 2
Another rarity not often found here in the US. Totally turned around, healthy stock. From the same cross as 'Little Emma'. Very tiny and precisely formed Miniature, often of exquisite quality. A must for collections that always draws oooh's and aaah's due to it's form and tiny size. another to order early if you've got to have it.
$19.00 each
$ 19.00
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Little Missus
Little Missus
Little Missus - 12Y-Y
Sdlg. #1/88 = (N. fernandesii x N. cyclamineus), Glenbrook Bulb Farms, Tasmania, Pre-1992, 2-3
Two tiny, clear yellow flowers average per stem. Th main stems may have three or four florets and the secondary noses may have only a single flower. Slight reflex to the perianth like the pollen parent. Still only a few dozen to go this year but now well turned around, settled in, and doing very well indeed. Has become an early/main season favorite here. Makes a fine, small, well matched Mini vase of 3 ( but you’ll have to grow it up to three bulbs ). Excellent clumper here with tiny, short, N. jonquilla like rounded leaves about six inches tall. Much recommended and only a few are available. A superb tiny miniature. Please only one per order.
$18.00 each
$ 18.00
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Mite
Mite
Mite - 6Y-Y
(believed to be a cross of N. obvallaris x N. cyclamineus), A. R. Gore-Booth, Eng., c1935, G.E. Mitsch, USA 1965, 2
Fairly tall Miniature as well as a sturdy grower. Has the strongly backswept look of N. cyclamineus so it visually appears to be riding in the wind. Has been a good grower for us. Stocks were rogued hard for several seasons and now looks clean. Nice Form with none of the blocky or chunky look often associated with N. obvallaris. Good show flower and fertile both ways. Heavy seeder here and I’ve found it to be a good parent. Has been a good doer for many, years. Not too many available.
$8.00 each
$ 8.00
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Moncorvo
Moncorvo
Moncorvo - 7Y-Y
Seedling #71/3B = N. jonquilla x N. watieri, John W. Blanchard, England, 1986, 3-4
Truly exceptional John Blanchard Miniature that is most impressive in giving a high percentage of show flowers. Strong grower and heavy bloomer that may have two flowers per stem in some seasons. Vibrant soft yellow flowers show the characteristics of both parents. Highly sought after and not too many available. Order early if you must have it. Much recommended!
$12.00 each
$ 12.00
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N. assoanus
N. assoanus
N. assoanus - 13Y-Y
Sid DuBose strain, Season 4
I've written before about Sid's realization that improving the form of the species is a key component in improving the form of both Miniatures and species hybrids. This is his magnificent strain of Narcissus assoanus. Two to four well formed flowers per stem. Golden yellow flowers gently reflex and have the hauntingly beautiful fragrance that is quite different from N. jonquilla. As this is a seed strain, may be entered as a species in Div. 13. Heavy seeder with potent pollen. Recommended for all Miniature enthusiasts and an absolute must for breeding.
$14.00 each (and worth every penny)
$ 14.00
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Narcissus bulbocodium
Narcissus bulbocodium
Narcissus bulbocodium - 10Y-Y
Oregon Petticoats seedling strain, seed raised, 2-4
Highly refined mixture for garden with almost all of them suitable for show. The bulbs on offer are a seedling strain and all will vary somewhat. Clear yellow, cheerful, nicely clumping crosses of the famous “hoop and petticoat” type. Excellent multipurpose bulbs as they are fine garden plants that are also suitable for showing. True to type and at a low price.
3 for $7.50, or 6 for $12.50, or 12 for $20.00
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Narcissus calcicola
Narcissus calcicola
Narcissus calcicola - 13Y-Y
Species raised from seed. Season 3-4
At the top of my list in terms of time and effort expended to find and grow this beautiful and rare species. Two to five clear yellow flowers per stem with two or three average. Nicely formed flowers are semi-pendant but often have good width to the perianth segments. Grows about six inches tall. Has been an exciting parent for us (see the Miniatures of the Future section) and worth the time and effort to raise a population. Small but blooming size bulbs. Should be in every exhibitors and hybridizers garden.
$18.00 each
$ 18.00
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N. cantabricus ssp.cantabricus var. petunoides
N. cantabricus ssp.cantabricus var. petunoides
N. cantabricus ssp.cantabricus var. petunoides - 13W-W
Species, Seed raised here
A hands down favorite for indoor and/or greenhouse pots. Lovely crystalline white, wide open, "petunia" shaped flowers with brilliant yellow pollen. Blooms from late January until early March here depending on the season. Highly fertile here both ways. A choice favorite for all daffodil lovers and especially in demand for rock gardens and troughs.
$20.00 each or 3 for $54.00
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Narcissus cordubensis
Narcissus cordubensis
Narcissus cordubensis - 13Y-Y
Species raised from seed. Season 3
Rare species from Section Jonquilla not often found in the bulb trade. Seed originally from the Archibalds although a few bulbs of it were saved from the Zinkowski bulb rescue. Fabulous fragrance and much recommended for that reason alone. Acceptable show form from a bulb not often seen. Highly fertile and a prolific seeder.
$12.00 each
$ 12.00
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Narcissus henriquesii
Narcissus henriquesii
Narcissus henriquesii - 13Y-Y
(Seed Raised)
This is the form perhaps most loved for exhibition and for hybridizing. The earliest flowering of the Jonquilla tribe. Well formed, clear yellow flowers mostly in groups of two or three but sometimes single and occasionally, in fours or fives. Multiple blooming side scapes are produced when left down two or more seasons. Flower stems are about eight to ten inches tall in our unprotected, raised, outdoor Miniature beds. Has the heavenly, clean fragrance of the jonquils. Seeds are regularly produced and the pollen is fertile. Recommended.
$6.00 each or 3 for $15.00
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Narcissus jonquilla
Narcissus jonquilla
Narcissus jonquilla - 13Y-Y
(Mitsch N. jonquilla ‘Select’ x N. jonquilla ‘Select’), S. J. Vinisky, USA
’m now on my third generation of selecting N. jonquilla species for form. We’ll have a few named species Selections soon that I think may please the most critical. These are the non selected seedlings from the first generation cross and may be shown as N. jonquilla. They will range from very well formed to average. I dug up and discarded the poor forms. Typical luscious fragrance. A very hardy species in all Zones.
$7.00 each or 3 for $20.00
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Narcissus rupicola
Narcissus rupicola
Narcissus rupicola - 13Y-Y
(Species raised from seed; Oregon Select Strain)
Bulbs are raised from seed by our friend, Walter Blom and will vary slightly in form, size and character. The height of the scape is about five or six inches. The rounded, clear yellow, flat blooms range in size from an inch to inch and a half in diameter. The form of the cup varies from almost flat through bowl shapes to nearly goblet forms. All will have a graceful appearance and special charm. Succeeds in varied climates given a gritty, well drained soil.
$7.00 each or 3 for $20.00
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Narcissus viridiflorus
Narcissus viridiflorus
Narcissus viridiflorus - 12G-G
FALL BLOOMING SPECIES, Seed raised
RARE. Green species raised from seed originally from N. Africa. Bulbs are blooming size. Fabulous parent for creating green daffodils. Foliage and blooms appear in late fall or early winter. Foliage persists over winter until mid to late spring when it goes dormant. May NOT BE HARDY outside in much of the USA. Wonderful pot plant with potent pollen and often a good seeder. Grown here in one of the greenhouses.
$16.00 each
$ 16.00
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New Charm
New Charm
New Charm - 10W-W
Seedling # 2460 = Selection of:N. cantabricus ssp. cantabricus var. foliosus; Walter J. M. Blom, USA, 2005, 1
Raised and Selected by our friend, Walter Blom. An early bulbocodium with a bowl shaped corona opens with a yellowish green cast that rapidly passes to a clean white. Stiff, vertical foliage is clean and crisp. Highly floriferous with three to seven flowers per bulb. As with all Walter's careful Selections, it grows with health and vigor. It is a sturdy, steady increaser that doesn't divide too fast. Many bulbocodiums take a year or two to build back up to blooming size. Not so with 'New Charm'. Prolific seeder. Recommended.
$7.50 each
$ 7.50
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Oakwood Tyke
Oakwood Tyke
Oakwood Tyke - 1W-W
Seedlings # 95- = Bagatelle? x Sir Echo?, Dr. John Reed, USA, 2001, Season 1-2
A very nice early clumpier that can exhibit good form. Opens a bicolor and passes to a pure white. Highly fertile here that I've used many times as a parent. Strong increaser with health and vigor. Should be grown and seen much more often. Very useful in Miniature Collections and recommended for hybridizers as well.
$9.00 each
$ 9.00
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Oxford Gold
Oxford Gold
Oxford Gold - 10Y-Y
Seedling # 8-3 = N. bulbocodium hybrid x N. jonquilla, Walter J. M. Blom, 2007, USA, Season 2-3
Splendid selection for spring blooms from friend, Walter Blom. Nice show flower that blooms with regularity. Many buds on well grown clumps. High garden value due to its heavy flowering and ability to make impressive clumps. The photo was taken in Walter's garden and is from a single bulb down three years.
$4.50 each; 3 for $12.00; 6 for $21.00
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Piccolo Pete
Piccolo Pete
Piccolo Pete - 1Y-Y
Seedling # V90-73-9 = Little Gem x Tanagra, S. J. Vinisky, USA, Season 1-2 MINIATURE
Should easily qualify for inclusion on the A. D. S. Approved Miniatures List. Flower diameter of 46 mm. Segment length is 21 mm. Trumpet length is 21 mm. Overall height of the stem is about 6” to 7". Smaller than the seed parent but not as well formed as ‘Tanagra’ its pollen parent. Strong grower and increaser. The perianth segments are distinctly lighter yellow than the darker yellow trumpet. Lovely frilled edge to the trumpet. Excellent garden value. One of the most rapid increasing Miniature I’ve raised. About half the flowers are show worthy here.
$18.00 each
$ 18.00
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Sabrosa
Sabrosa
Sabrosa - 7Y-Y
Seedling # 71/3D = N. jonquilla x N. jonquilla subspecies watieri, John W. Blanchard, England, 1986, 4
A favorite flower here raised by John Blanchard. Gorgeous light yellow with a deeper yellow corona. Has won top awards around the world. Grows with hybrid vigor and is a good increaser. Really a choice and much desired Miniature. Recommended.
$10.00 each
$ 10.00
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Smidgen
Smidgen
Smidgen - 1Y-Y
Seedling # V93-195-4 = ( Small Talk x O. P.), S. J. Vinisky, USA, 2004, 2
Although registered with the RHS as above, my best guess is that Smidgen arose from a dropped seed of Small Talk x Xana ( Xana is a truly superior form of N. asturiensis found in Spain by past ADS President, Marilynn Howe ). The plant habit is to thrust through the ground late as well as having the bud right between the first leaves. It comes up late but blooms rapidly and early. This is much the same as N. asturiensis. It is half the height and overall size of the seed parent ( flowering at about 4 in height ) which makes it a very petite Miniature Daffodil. It has been added to the official ADS Miniatures List. Smidgen has excellent form for such a tiny flower. It is also consistent and has a superb pose. The perianth segments are a crisp, vivid yellow, wide, slightly overlapped and of good substance which is unusual for many Miniatures. The elegant trumpet is quite symmetric, evenly fluted at the mouth and is usually a darker gold although in unusually cool and wet seasons it can develop an orange hue. It grows lustily and throws an above average number of offsets. Winner of Mini White and Mini Gold Ribbons. Won the coveted Miniatures Gold Ribbon for Best Vase of Three Miniatures last year at the Murphys, California A.D.S. National convention against record breaking competition! Recommended.
$32.00 each
$ 32.00
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Snipe
Snipe
Snipe - 6W-W
W.P. Milner x N. cyclamineus, A. M. Wilson, Wales, UK, pre-1948, 2-3
Exquisite white Miniature Daffodil that regularly wins top awards across the country. Now becoming hard to find. Has the classic “backswept” riding in the wind look. Wonderful naturalizer and strong clumper upper in the garden. Loves rock garden type conditions. Give full sun, rich but well drained soil with a dryish summer.
$7.50 each
$ 7.50
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Tanagra
Tanagra
Tanagra - 1Y-Y
(N. asturiensis x N. obvallaris), Alec Gray, Eng., pre 1946, 1-2
Back on offer. Well loved miniature trumpet daffodil. Grows about four or five inches tall here. The perianth is clear yellow with ovate and blunt tips. Often comes flat but some flowers will have a symmetric twist to their segments. The inner segments are more narrow. The long corona narrows towards the mouth. The mouth is ribbed and expanded at the mouth. The rim is closely and deeply notches sometimes appearing to be fringed. Good, strong clump former makes it a fine garden plant. Possibly one of the top Miniature Trumpets for exhibition. Heavy seeder for us and a splendid parent. Much recommended.
$6.00 each
$ 6.00
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Tequila Sunrise Group
Tequila Sunrise Group
Tequila Sunrise Group - 7Y-Y
Seedling #97-25 = N. jonquilla x N. miniatus, Koopowitz & Howe, USA, 2006 Registration, 1 MINIATURE
First offering of this inspired cross of a the spring flowering N. jonquilla x a superb fall bloomer. Wonderful cross that seems to be hardier than its pollen parent. Came through five degrees Farenheit outdoors here in a raised bed. Two to five flowers per stem. Starry shape with a soft butter yellow perianth and a deeper yellow orange mouth. Really has true hybrid vigor and is a rapid increaser. Worthy for trial.
$12.00 each
$ 12.00
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Yuletide
Yuletide
Yuletide - 10W-W
Seedling # Z99-33-12 = [N. bulbocodium obesus x Nylon group) x N. cantabricus foliosus 'Peter Watkins'] , Ed Zinkowski/S. J. Vinisky, USA, 2012, 1
Sparkling white, large impressive, rounded and well formed bulbocodium hybrid. Puts up foliage early; usually mid November. Blooms mightily for us in both our greenhouses and outside. Inside, it is always in bloom between Christmas and New Years, hence its name. Outside in early February. A terrific bulb for a pot and makes an elegant, graceful pan that really brightens dreary winter days. A distinctive bulbocodium that has been much admired. We think it may be more hardy than many of the "pure" N. cantabricus type selections. Worthy for trial planted in a pot in a sunny windowsill. A rapid increaser and sturdy grower that will allow you to test trial some bulbs without risking all the bulbs outside after a season or two. A splendid plant for raised beds and rock gardens too!
$18.00 each
$ 18.00
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