Your favorite ultra-early-blooming daffodil?

ladychroe(z6 NJ)April 23, 2007

I'm tired of waiting ages for my daffodils to bloom. I must have all late-blooming kinds, because except for yucky Rip Van Winkle, I have to wait until late April to see any color. I've seen other people's daffodils bloom in my area as early as March. What do you have that comes up early?

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tjsangel(z5 OH)

My favorite is Tete a tete. It's a miniature, I have drifts of them planted in my flower beds. They are one of the earliest Daffs to bloom. When they start I know spring is here! I also have clumps of double Daffs that were here when I moved in. Have no idea what they are . They bloom close to 2 months.


    Bookmark   April 23, 2007 at 12:48PM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

'Little Gem' blooms before Tete'a-tete. 'Rijinveld Early Sensation blooms almost the same time as 'Little Gem' but it is not as dainty as 'Little Gem'.

These bulbs bloom in this order in my garden----sorta...since they overlap somewhat:
Snowdrops -Eranthis -Iris reticulata-crocus-N. 'Little Gem'-----

    Bookmark   April 24, 2007 at 10:11PM
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Bump! :-)

    Bookmark   September 19, 2010 at 12:01PM
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donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

Odorus campernelli. This is nearly always my very first daffodil to bloom: typically by the first week of February. (note that I do live in zone 7b). It is lovely in every way. The clusters of trumpets are dainty, but show from a long distance, the foliage is very thin, and best of all, the blooms can last six weeks or more in the chill of late winter.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2010 at 10:42PM
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cheleinri(z6 RI)

I used to grow Peeping Tom and it was super early and bloomed a long time.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2010 at 7:39AM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

My earliest is February Gold which blooms in January most years here. At least 3 weeks before Tete a tete.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2010 at 5:14PM
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