Another daff that is new to me, today. This one is ‘Spring Sunshine’ which is a name that is not registered but there are a few suppliers of the plant so it is doing the rounds under that name even if it is not officially registered. There does not seem to be much information about it but I have a feeling it may be from New Zealand or Australia originally and it may have ‘Tête-à-Tête’ as one parent. That is about all I know – not exactly comprehensive.
It is an early bloomer, as early as its possible parent and it is also multi-headed. It is supposed to have 3-5 flowers per stem but my bulbs must be a bit small and the stems have 1-3 so far. The flowers are different to ‘Tête-à-Tête’ because they have pale petals and a slightly orange cup. I do not like the individual flowers much – the petals are a bit narrow and mishapen and thin and it somehow lacks a bit of sophistication. But it is a bright thing and being a less brassy shade of yellow it is perhaps an easier plant to place than ‘Tête-à-Tête’. It is about 30cm tall in a pot but in the garden is slightly shorter, so far. But since ‘Tête-à-Tête’ often gets taller as the flowers open and age maybe this will change too.