Even when winter’s chill is still in the air, the cheery blooms of daffodil bulbs tell you spring will be here soon! Daffodils are planted in the fall, and are beloved by many gardeners for being deer-resistant. Daffodil bulbs are generally best in zones 3 – 7, although some varieties can be grown in zone 8. Try these five new daffodil varieties available this fall for a great show next spring!
Narcissus Shrike. Daffodils aren’t always yellow! This variety from Easy to Grow Bulbs has frilly coral centers surrounded by pale pink petals. Bloom time: Mid spring.
Narcissus Viktoria von dem Bussche. The creamy white blooms of this daffodil from White Flower Farm are said to be extremely fragrant. Bloom time: Early to mid spring.
Pipit Daffodil. If you like the classic sunny daffodil bloom, you’ll love the brilliant colors of this offering from Breck’s. Bloom time: Mid to late spring.
Shinto Daffodil. You’ll have to look closely to even believe this is a daffodil at all! Breck’s has these orange fragrant blooms that bloom in mid to late spring.
Trepolo Butterfly Daffodil. This offering from American Meadows has a brilliant gold star at the center, and make for excellent cut flowers. Bloom time: Mid spring.