Soleil d'Or

White Owl

Sugar Cups

Sugar Cups -- Bred by the noted daffodil hybridizer Graham Phillips of New Zealand, and named and registered by Bill the Bulb Baron, this is a remarkably vigorous and healthy plant bred from Grand Monarque x Northland. The very tall strong stems are excellent for picking, and it is well scented and long lasting as a cutflower, with its own distinctive scent. Foliage is greener (less glaucous) than most pure tazettas and resists disease well. Flowers are a light, soft yellow with a darker yellow cup, in clusters of up to around 19 florets. Blooms about the time of Erlicheer--a little ahead of Avalanche and Grand Monarque. Definitely has inherited Grand Monarque's suitability for naturalizing. Though almost certainly a triploid, pollen is very abundant and of good fertility for hybridizing.

Copyright 2003 by Bill the Bulb Baron