“Wait — That’s a Daffodil?!”
by Phyllis Laslett, Adult Education Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
“Wait—that’s a daffodil?!”
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:
But this Narcissis ‘Acropolis’ is a daffodil too.
And so is this
Narcissus ‘Precocious’ blooming in the Children’s Garden
And this Narcissus ‘Rip van Winkle’
…and on and on.
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’