Q: Last fall I bought daffodils at a local nursery and got them in the ground in mid-December. They started blooming in mid-March and are the envy of my neighborhood. Everyone wants some but I don’t know the name of the variety. The nursery can’t help.
Does it ring a bell with you? The bloom stands 18″ high and the bloom is about 5″ wide.
A: According to the Georgia Daffodil society, daffodils are described and coded by their general shape and then by their petal color followed by the cup color. Thus 1Y-Y translates to a trumpet flower shape (Division 1) with yellow petals and a yellow cup. A 1W-YR daffodil has a trumpet flower with white petals and a mostly yellow cup with a red rim.
There are 12 daffodil flower shapes, see them all here.
Georgia Daffodil Society Historic Daffodil Identification Guide is $25 and can be ordered here.