Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Are these Daffodils MUTANTS?

My cousin and I were talking about bulbs about a month before we could even see the ground. She had some bulbs that she was nervously awaiting their first spring time blooms. She had just purchased a home and was a bit desperate to turn the bare earth into a welcoming garden. Today I received news from my cousin that her bulbs (although blooming about a month later than everyone else's) had finally begun to bloom. She was overjoyed but something was amiss. She had planted full size single bloom daffodils. So she was bewildered when she found this:Can you see that there are three blooms on each stem? She asked me if it was a type of Daffodil that she was unaware of OR if her brown thumb has now turned into a RADIOACTIVE Thumb? Need a closer look? Here's a shot of another Mutant Daffodil... I've never seen anything like it so I turn to you for HELP! Have you any idea what type of Daffodil this is?

Or do I have to start sewing my cousin a Superhero outfit? After all, Peter Parker got a neat Spideyman suit when bit by a radioactive spider. What do you think of calling her "The Bloom Booster"? I like it...

5 comments:

Bob said...

My Narcissus have 2-3 blooms on each stalk, so I did some reading. Apparently the family can have 1-to-5 blooms per stalk.

Nancy J. Bond said...

They may not be the norm, but they're beautiful!

patientgardener said...

Not something I have seen but I think it depends on the variety.

Apple said...

I have five plants and one flower. Maybe I need to move closer to Nine Mile?

LJ said...

Check out Whiteflower farm. I think I saw something like this in their catalogue.. My sister in law has some tiny narcissus with several blooms with one stalk. Too many flowers should never be a problem!