Daffodils have long been a favorite flower of gardeners and floral lovers alike. With over fifty cultivated varieties, these beautiful blooms offer an array of stunning colors, sizes, and shapes.
From the large trumpet-shaped blooms that are often associated with daffodils to the petite yet abundant cup-shaped daffodils, these flowers provide an effortless way to light up any landscape or bouquet.
Regardless of space or budget, growing a variety of daffodils is simple and rewarding.
25 Different Types Of Daffodils
Daffodils are a vibrant and cheerful addition to any garden. Their bright, showy blooms offer an array of different colors and shapes allowing home florists to choose just the right variety for their outdoor space.
Now there are even more options available, with 25 distinct types of daffodils that range from pure white to a deep orange-red hue.
Whether you’re looking for a hardy early spring bloomer or something that will flower later in the season, these 25 varieties provide plenty of choices for adventurous plant enthusiasts.
This type of daffodil is a perennial, meaning it returns each year. It has bright yellow petals, and its center is often a creamy-white or pale yellow color.
The trumpet of this species is slightly longer than many other types of daffodils, measuring between 4 and 6 inches in length.
Its foliage is dark green and strappy in shape, making it a great addition to flower beds.
Blooming late in the season (April/May) after many other spring flowering bulbs have already finished blooming,
‘Actaea’ adds beautiful color to any garden.
Named after famous English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, this popular and stunning double-flowered daffodil was introduced in 1932 by the world-renowned nurseryman William Backhouse.
Its two rows of petals are waxy and curved inward at the tips, their creamy white or ivory centers surrounded by canary yellow petals with orange-pink edges.
Growing up to 20 inches tall, this type of daffodil makes an excellent cut flower because of its long stalks and large blossoms.
It typically blooms from early to mid-spring (February/March).
This type of daffodil features large cups that are typically yellow with a white edge around them.
Its tall stems reach upwards of 36 inches high, making it ideal for cutting as well as landscaping purposes.
Each stem generally bears three flowers per bulb; its pointed golden petals surround a small cup center with an inner ring of white petals edged in deep orange coloration.
‘Bravo’ bloom from late winter through early spring (January – March).
This miniature daffodil variety has bright yellow petals that stand out against its deep green foliage; bearing two flowers on each stalk, which reach only 8–10 inches high at most.
These flowers feature large golden cups with broad segments that reflex outward slightly away from the center point; the innermost cup is usually filled with smaller white petals edged in bright pink or red hues – creating a starburst pattern effect when viewed from above.
‘Carlton’ blooms from late winter into early spring (February/March).
A classic jonquilla hybrid known for its vibrant yellow blossoms, ‘Cheerfulness’ features four broad tepal segments surrounding a prominent cup with ruffled edges.
Which can range in color from cream to yellowish orange depending on age and maturity of bloom time.
Growing up to 15 inches high with graceful delicate stems, it produces several small sized florets on each stem.
like most jonquillas do – making it an ideal choice for naturalizing areas or containers where more compact sizes are desired than other larger varieties provide.
Blooming during mid-spring (April/May), ‘Cheerfulness’ provides true cheerfulness!
Cedric Morris is an old-fashioned daffodil variety, characterized by bright yellow flowers with a hint of orange on the edges.
The petals are slightly cupped and notched at the tips, creating a very distinctive look.
While they can grow up to 40 cm tall, they tend to be shorter and bushier in habit. Although quite hardy, this variety thrives best in well-drained soils and full sun.
Chromacolor is a mid-season daffodil variety that has been bred for its unique coloring.
The petals of these flowers are bright yellow and edged with pink which gives them an almost two-toned effect.
They are quite large blooms, typically growing up to 6 inches across and standing 20–25 cm in height.
They have a strong scent making them a popular choice for garden borders or cut flower arrangements.
Cornish Chough is a very pretty double form daffodil which has multiple petals surrounding the centre cup. It has creamy white petals with pale yellow outer edges that create a contrasting appearance against the pure yellow centre cup.
Growing to between 25–30 cm tall, it makes an excellent addition to any spring border or as part of an eye-catching cut flower arrangement.
Delnashaugh is one of the few Early Season daffodils that produces multiple flowers per stem.
Each stem can carry up to five fragrant blooms each around 5 cm in diameter, making it perfect for adding impact to garden displays or bouquets where space may be limited.
Being early flowering, however, its blooms are short lived so it’s important to purchase bulbs late enough in the season for them to flower during springtime rather than earlier in winter when temperatures may still be too cold for successful growth.
Dutch Master is another popular mid-season daffodil variety that stands tall at 60 cm when fully mature and boasting several golden yellow blooms per stem.
Each measuring 8–10cm across their trumpet shaped centres and a number of reflexed tepals spreading out from them like rays from the sun .
Dutch Master also has an intense spicy fragrance that will fill any room with its sweet scent when used as part of indoor displays or bouquets – even without water!
Ethereal is an incredibly fragrant and unique variety of daffodil, with bright yellow petals that have a beautiful white edge, making the flower look almost like it is glowing.
It’s known for its strong scent, which can be detected from up to twenty feet away. This variety of daffodil is also very easy to care for and will bloom year after year.
Erlicheer is an early-blooming variety of daffodil that has stunningly large ivory white petals that are tipped with bright yellow.
Its cup-shaped center is usually light yellow and radiates out into a star shape as the flower matures.
While this type of daffodil can be short-lived, it will return in the same spot each spring if planted properly and cared for adequately.
Fortissimo is a larger variety of daffodil that boasts large, trumpet-shaped blooms in shades of creamy orange or pink with soft yellow highlights throughout.
These flowers often reach up to 8 inches tall when full grown and make perfect cut flowers for bouquets or arrangements.
They are also very long-lasting in the garden, providing glorious color all spring long.
Geranium is a surprisingly fragrant variety of daffodil that features large blooms with multiple petals in varying shades of creamy pink or deep magenta.
The petals themselves have a soft texture and delicate frill towards their tips while the cup has a pleasing deep golden color at its center.
This particular type of flower produces a wonderfully sweet aroma that will linger on your clothes or in the air long after you’ve passed by it in the garden.
Ice Follies are one of the most popular varieties of daffodils because they boast big,
bold blossoms with multiple layers of ruffled petals in shades ranging from lemon-yellow to deep orange-yellow depending on their maturity level at blooming time.
These statuesque flowers can reach up to 14 inches tall when fully grown, making them great for cut flower arrangements as well as garden borders along walkways or pathways.
‘Jack Snipe’ is an early-flowering daffodil variety that produces bright yellow blooms with delicate, wavy petals.
This variety of daffodil can be found in gardens and wildflower meadows throughout Europe and North America.
It grows to a height of up to 40 cm and produces blooms from February through April.
‘King Alfred’ is a popular variety of daffodil that produces large, golden yellow blooms in the springtime.
This large-cupped flower has strong stems and a long vase life for cut flowers.
The King Alfred daffodil requires well-draining soil and full sun for optimal growth, making it an ideal choice for gardeners in drier regions.
‘Lemon Beauty’ is a hardy, late-blooming daffodil variety with fragrant lemon-yellow petals.
This heirloom species is known for its very long vase life when used as cut flowers and can withstand cooler temperatures without losing its vigor or color.
Lemon Beauty daffodils are also known for their resistance to disease, making them an excellent choice for gardeners seeking low-maintenance varieties.
‘Narcissus Papyraceus’, commonly known as paperwhite narcissus, is a winter-blooming variety of daffodil that produces fragrant white blooms atop sturdy stems.
This evergreen species will bloom during the winter months regardless of light intensity or temperature fluctuations – making it a great choice for forcing indoors during the winter holidays!
Paperwhite narcissus requires moist soil conditions but will thrive in containers or rock gardens if given proper drainage.
‘Pipit’ is an early-blooming miniature daffodil variety with creamy white petals surrounding vibrant yellow centers.
This flower grows from March through May and often returns year after year with little effort from gardeners – making it an easy choice for those wishing to add some early color to the landscape!
Pipit thrives in sunny locations with well-draining soil, forming tall clusters of bright flowers each spring season!
Pipit is a miniature daffodil variety, producing multiple small, creamy yellow flowers with reflexed petals. It is an extremely hardy variety that is easy to maintain and care for and can be grown in all climates.
This daffodil is ideal for container gardening as well as flower beds and borders.
Its bulbs produce up to 4 blossoms per stem and require full sun to partial shade for optimal growth and flowering period.
Professor Einstein is a unique and eye-catching double daffodil variety with white petals surrounding the inner yellow cup-shaped bloom, creating an unforgettable display of beauty.
It has an extremely long blooming season which starts in late spring or early summer, lasting for up to 3 months.
This variety does best when planted in full sun or partial shade in well-drained soil.
It needs time to mature before reaching its peak performance but once it does you’ll be mesmerized by its beauty!
Thalia is a beautiful trumpet daffodil with pure white petals that surround the classic bright yellow trumpet center.
It produces multiple blooms on each stem and requires minimal effort once planted, making it perfect for novice gardeners who are looking for low-maintenance varieties of daffodils.
Thalia prefers full sun and requires regular watering during its flowering season so make sure to keep it hydrated!
Trevathan is a large cupped daffodil variety that features bright yellow flowers with white petals surrounding the golden center cup bloom.
As their name suggests, these varieties have a very long flowering period which typically lasts from mid-spring until early summer.
They can tolerate any type of soil as long as it’s well drained but prefer full sun or partial shade for optimal blooms.
Viking is one of the most popular varieties of daffodils available today due to its unique colouration and huge flowers!
This large cupped variety features fragrant ivory petals surrounding a brilliant orange center cup bloom – something you don’t see every day!
It also has an incredibly long flowering season which typically starts in late spring and can last until early summer if cared for correctly!
Viking prefers full sun with moist soils but can tolerate some light shade if necessary.