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Daffodil ‘Scarlet O’Hara’

Narcissus 'Scarlet O'Hara'

I couldn’t quite capture the orange of the cups, but this daffodil is a very bright yellow with cups that darken toward the edges. In some photos I’ve seen, the cups look closer to red, but I’m beginning to think that many garden colors wash out in the Texas sun. (Some roses are lighter here than is often pictured.)

This was one of my ‘throwaway’ daffodils; most of those I picked out had been mentioned in one place or another as doing well in Texas or the south, but this one was just a risk. (Not to mention I refrigerated it with the tulips, which something I’m not sure I want to do year after year.) I didn’t want to take up any precious space with extra daffodils, as they seem to bloom for such a short time, and then you get leaves for the next few months–so I decided to convert my rapidly rusting old wheelbarrow into a bulb display.