Last autumn I bought some historic daffodils at a garden fair. Some of these daffodils are very rare. So I am very happy I was able to buy them. I really love these historic daffodils.
It took a while, but now they are flowering. Compared to the modern large trumpet daffodils, historical daffodils are very modest. They do not have big flowers and just a small trumpet is visible in the middle. This makes them ideal for photographing with a macro lens.
Narcissus 'Santa Claus' is the very last to flower. It is a white one. The flower is filled with small petals. It looks like Santa’s beard!
Narcissus Poeticus (Poet's narcissus) is my favourite daffodil. I saw this daffodil for the first time in a flower meadow in the vicinity of Gavarnie (Midi-Pyrénées France). I think back of that place in the mountains, every time when this daffodil blooms. In my opinion there is not a more beautiful daffodil than this one; with bright red edges to the cup.
Historical daffodils, they are in bloom at last.
Last but not least!
Narcissus 'Keats' 1952
Again Narcissus 'Keats'.
Narcissus 'Santa Claus' 1950.
Narcissus 'Green Pearl'. 1974.
My favorite. Narcissus poeticus var recurvus. Before 1600!
Narcissus 'Carnmoon' 1953
Narcissus 'Carnmoon', close up.
Narcissus 'Polar Ice' 1936.