There are thousands of hybrid garden daffodils, but the limited number of wild species are vastly more beautiful and offer far more variety for the discerning gardener.
Most of the species that we grow are dwarf types suitable for the garden in a well-drained spot. Some prefer, or accept, pot or pan culture under cool or cold glass. A bulb frame suits most. Lime or acid soils are equally suitable.
Many of the miniature species were formerly wild-collected in Spain and Portugal. Their sale in garden centres and chain-stores has given them a false image of cheapness. This trade has now mostly stopped and you will find cheap hybrids where once you found cheap species.
We offer almost entirely species and ours are all nursery-grown bulbs, none are wild collected. Most of our flowering sized bulbs, raised from seed, are around 5 years old. The price of our bulbs reflects the work and time involved in raising them from seed, as most do not make many,if any, offsets.
Order from Autumn list only.