Daffodils in Mythology
Daffodils are not just beautiful flowers, they also have a beautiful story. The Latin name narcissus is derived from Greek mythology. Narcissus was the son of a nymph and he loved to hunt. He was very handsome and almost everyone he met fell in love with him – but he turned down all his admirers.
One day he saw his own reflection in a clear pool. He fell in love with the handsome creature he saw and thought must live in the pool. Of course he was unable to communicate with the being he saw. So he stayed sitting by the pool, staring into the water and hoping. He forgot to eat or drink and eventually wasted away. What remained was a beautiful flower, perhaps as beautiful as Narcissus himself: the daffodil.
Types of Daffodils
Daffodils come in many different types and sizes. There is one for every flower lover!
We also expand our range every year with new daffodils.
Daffodils prefer loose, humus-rich soil types that are well-drained. They prefer a sunny spot, but partial shade is also acceptable.
The bulbs can be planted before the beginning of winter and will appear in spring. If you would like to read more about planting bulbs, please refer to our pages ‘Planting Daffodils’.
Taking care of Daffodils
Daffodils are an easy flower to take care of, as they are well adapted to our climate.
If you plant daffodils in good soil, they will continue to reappear for years. This is why daffodils are a good long term investment, as they will brighten up your garden for a long time to come.
Buying Daffodils Online
As we said earlier, Fluwel truly loves daffodils. This is why we have such a large selection of daffodil bulbs for sale. You can order these flower bulbs quickly and easily from our online shop.
Unfortunately our bulbs cannot be shipped year round. But during planting season our shipping service is fast, so that you will always receive your bulbs at just the right time.