Tazettas are a daffodil that produce multiple flowers on each stem. Technically they are division 8 hybrids and are one of the best daffodils for warmer climates. They are fragrant, easy to grow and vary in color from white to lemon and yellow with yellow to orange cups.
Mostly from the Mediterranean region they are widespread and with much variation. Hybridization make countless forms available for sale.
Broad strappy foliage in spring, tazettas are sometimes called ‘papaer white daffodils’, they are in fact anything but that in many cases.
Planting Tazetta Daffodils
Best grown in full sun to part shade in a humus rich deep soil. They thrive in the garden border and grow well in containers as well.
Description and varieties
‘Tazetta daffodils’ are fragrant, although not to many people have them in the house as the strong sweet scent is a little to strong for indoors. However it is as flowering winter plants that this group excels.
Distinguished by groups, or clusters of florets on a single stem perhaps the best known is ‘Erlicheer’ with its creamy white clusters of flowers. Soleil d’Or with its yellow and orange flowers is another. The very attractive ‘Pheasants Eye’, white petals and a yellow cup tinged with red is also excellent. ‘Grand Monarch’, ‘Pipit’ and ‘Cheerfulness’ are others.
More Daffodil Resources
Tazzetta Daffodils are available for sale from the following nurseries
2 Jacksons Hill Rd, Menzies Creek VIC 3159
Hundreds of different varieties of daffodils as well as other beautiful spring & autumn flowering bulbs for home gardeners. Free colour catalogues available. Tulips, Daffodils,Alliums, Freesias, Iris and many other bulbs.