This post is about Daffodil "Soleil d'Or" (Golden Sun). I grew mine from a bag of bulbs I bought in St.Mary's last year, when visiting the Isles of Scilly. If anyone from Isles of Scilly Flowers is reading this, I just want to say "Thank you" for including in my bag not just 20 bulbs, but 34! A reader asked me the other day whether this variety had a scent. I think this photo provides the answer:
To my mind, these flowers (I mean this particular variety) are the archetypical Cornish Daffodil. Their two-tone multi-flowered blooms are tall, slender, elegant, and radiantly beautiful. My Granny was particularly fond of Soleils d'Ors. She would have loved these.
As you can see in my photos, the colour of the central trumpets varies considerably. Some are yellow, but most of them are orange. I'm wondering now whether the colour of each individual flower changes as it matures... Must observe more closely!
Last Autumn I bought a blue glazed flower-pot, specially to house these bulbs. Of course, when I found that I had a lot more than 20 bulbs, I had to split them over three pots! the other two stand proudly either side of our front door.