Flower of the month- Daffodil
Springtime brings many flowers out for our enjoyment but is there any other flower that can announce the arrival of springtime better than the ever-cheerful and sunny Daffodil?
- Family: A spring-flowering bulb, Narcissus is the name of a genus which includes flower bulbs like Daffodils, Jonquils, Paper whites and so forth. Narcissus, which includes Daffodils, belongs to the Amaryllidaceae family. Daffodils grow from bulbs which are dormant throughout the year but will sprout in springtime.
- Types: Daffodils have six petals on the flower with a cup or trumpet that sits in the center giving this sweet flower lots of character. By far, solid yellow Daffodils are the most common however Daffodils do come in white, pink and orange colors, as well.
- Origin: Daffodils are mostly native to the Mediterranean region. The most common growing throughout America today were brought over from Europe. Most are cultivated in the Channel Isles, the Isles of Sicily, Great Britain and Holland.
- Flower Care: Daffodils are beautiful, tender flowers with not a super long vase life as they do better kept in the ground. The average vase life of 4-7 days is typical for the bright springtime flower.
- Fun facts: The Daffodil is the national flower of Wales. Daffodils produce a number of different alkaloids, which may be poisonous if accidentally ingested. This property has been exploited for medicinal use and has resulted in the production of galantamine for the treatment of Alzheimer's dementia.
Welcome the arrival of Spring with beautiful, sunny yellow Daffodils. Call the shop to guarantee that we have them as these pretty flowers sell out fast!