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by Phyllis Laslett, Adult Education CoordinatorLewis Ginter Botanical Garden

“Wait—that’s a daffodil?!”

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Variations on that remark were heard many times this weekend at the 21st annual Virginia Daffodil Show as Garden visitors wandered through more than 1,264 blooms on view in the Education and Library Complex.

Why were people saying that?

 

We all know that this is a daffodil:

traditional daffodil

 

But this  Narcissis  ‘Acropolis’ is a daffodil too.

Narcissus Acropolis

Narcissus ‘Acropolis’

 

And so is this

Narcissus 'Precocious'

Narcissus ‘Precocious’ blooming in the Children’s Garden

 

Narcissus  ‘Precocious’ blooming in the Children’s Garden

 

Narcissus 'Rip Van Winkle'

Narcissus ‘Rip van Winkle’

 

And this  Narcissus ‘Rip van Winkle’

…and on and on.

 

daffodils in bloom at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

There are great sweeps and clumps of all kinds of daffodils blooming throughout the Garden right now—come out and meet some.

 

If you missed the daffodil show this year, mark the first weekend in April for next year.

 

Other plant shows are coming up where you can also say That’s an African Violet?!’ and  ‘That’s a daylily?!’

 

Thank you to our friends at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs for images of ‘Acropolis’ and ‘Rip van Winkle’

 

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