Clicking on a maroon Division (including the two Borderline sections) will take you to the list of bulbs we have for sale in that Division in 2016.
The Division and colour code (which is the convention currently in use) appear on the second line beneath the name. The lower case letter in brackets immediately after the colour code is the pre-1950 subdivision (where this existed), e.g. 2Y-YYO(a). The old divisional name [in square brackets] is given on the third line. In many cases this is the same as the existing name, but many old small- and large-cupped cultivars of pale colouring used to belong to Division 4, Leedsii, which was scrapped in 1950, and the varieties dispersed between Divisions 2 and 3, depending on cup-length, e.g. 3W-Y [Leedsii 4b]. For all entries, the breeder and an indication of when the daffodil was bred (or introduced) follow in parenthesis on the fourth line.
The price indicated is per bulb unless specified otherwise.
Why aren’t botanical taxa italicised? The Sales List is a “plug-in” so it is not possible to use both roman and italics in the headings.
We hope that How daffodils are grouped... might help explain the arrangement of daffodil varieties in the sales list. A word about flower variation… and …some of the daffodil names we use, which can be found under About Daffodils, might be helpful too.
DIVISION 1 TRUMPET
Trumpet as long as, or even longer, than the perianth segments (“petals”).
DIVISION 2 LARGE-CUPPED
Corona (cup) more than one-third, but less than equal, to the length of the perianth segments.
DIVISION 3 SMALL-CUPPED
Corona (cup) less than one-third the length of the perianth segments.
DIVISION 4 DOUBLE
DIVISION 5 TRIANDRUS
Characteristics of N. triandrus clearly evident, such as two or more pendent flowers with a reflexed perianth.
DIVISION 6 CYCLAMINEUS
Characteristics of N. cyclamineus clearly evident, such as a single flower with strongly reflexed perianth.
DIVISION 7 JONQUILLA
Characteristics of N. jonquilla clearly evident, such as one or more, sweetly scented flowers.
DIVISION 9 POETICUS
Characteristics of N. poeticus and N. radiiflorus clearly evident, such as a pure white perianth; very shallow corona, often with a red rim, and scented.