Daffodil ‘Cornish King’

daff cornish king

Just a quick one today as I went to see Hail Caesar* last night! This is ‘Cornish King’ which, bearing in mind that Cornwall is such an important area for daffodil production, breeding and conservation, I hoped would be rather special. It turns out that it is far from it. I have a preference for large- and short-cupped daffodils for some reason but trumpets are nice too and a good yellow trumpet and pristine white petals should be a joy. Unfortunately this one has mean, thin, creased petals and the yellow seeps from the trumpet into the petals. I use the term ‘trumpet’ badly here since the length of the trumpet is shorter than the petals so this is really a large-cupped (Division 2). The few photos I can find of this show the petals as white but the description gives cream so maybe mine is as it should be though the trumpet is not as rolled and flared as it should be. What annoys me is that the leaves show signs of virus infection – once again shame on you Parkers. This is a new daffodil to the trade, introduced from the Netherlands in 2012. It was not officially registered – perhaps no great surprise there. Maybe it is very vigorous so will be a good garden plant, but, as a special daff it has yet to make my blood rush.

  • that was two hours of my life I won’t get back!




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