Welcome to my new daff. This tiny little daffodil has up to five golden yellow, heavily scented flowers per stem. The petals are slightly recurved and twisted. Growing to about 25cm it likes moist well-drained soil in a sunny spot. It is on my table as I write this and is filling my nose with its distinct daffodil scent. How could I resist. The price of a fancy coffee, it is worth every penny. It came from Potten End, Little Heath Farm Nursery.
The thing that intrigued me about this daff was the leaves. The leaves rather resemble those of Allium sphaerocephalon. If I had not seen the colour coming through, let alone the trumpet shape, I would have guessed, wrongly, that it was an Allium. Without the onion scent, it would have been a puzzle.
I was going to save this for Wordless Wednesday but it is such a grey day here I thought I would share it today and spread a little colour.
Have a good weekend. Dorris.
What a beautiful image, it really does this little corker justice! I can testify that despite it’s delicate appearance this daff really packs a punch with it’s fragrance. You are quite right, it really does brighten up a dull day. It made me smile. Thank you.
Thanks! As you carried this all the way home for me you know how wonderful it smells. Pleased to make you smile.
Rosemary Sarginson said:
Hello Dorris. Could you please send pic again xxx
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Of course. You should have it now.
Beautiful…best things come in small packages….
Thanks, you are not wrong.
Intriguing leaves, as you say. Are you going to plant it out now, or keep it in its pot for the time being?
Selfishly, I am going to continue to enjoy its scent and joyful colour in close proximity, on my desk. As soon as it starts to fade I shall plant it in the garden.
And that’s the sensible thing to do, of course – do birds and worms have a sense of smell…..? Not selfish at all to keep it inside just now! 🙂