To coincide with St. David's Day, we're thrilled to bring you all of our Daffodils with a 10% discount as part our March Flower of the Month #FOTM.
Daffodils are part of the Amaryllis family and their botanical name is Narcissus. One of the first perennials to bloom after Winter frost, they are native to parts of Europe and North Africa. They multiply and bloom year after year, aren't fussy about their soil and will grow in full sun or semi-shade.
Daffodils are typically yellow or white, have six petal like tepals surrounding a trumpet or corona and long, narrow leaves. They are also known as "Lent Lily", "Bell Rose" or "Daffadowndilly".
As a Welsh business, making in the "Heart of Wales", Daffodils are very important to us!
Daffodils and their meaning
Symbolising rebirth and new beginnings, Daffodils are our chosen flower for March. The Daffodil, (Cenhinen Pedr in Welsh, literal meaning, Peter's leek), is the National flower of Wales, and we celebrate our Patron Saint, David on March 1st.
The emergence of the Daffodil as an emblematic flower of Wales is a comparatively recent occurrence. Until the C20th the leek was the predominant plant symbol for Wales, and it is said that it was David Lloyd George who advocated that Wales adopt the Daffodil.
As a Welsh business, making in the "Heart of Wales", Daffodils are very important to us. They were one of our first designs many years ago, and their colours and sizes have evolved and developed along with our business. The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that they also feature on our logo.
Interestingly, in the Victorian language of flowers, to receive one Daffodil implies "misfortune", whilst several means "joy and happiness". We therefore wish you a Spring filled with many Daffodils and as much joy and happiness as you can manage!
Where can I find Daffodils in the North Wales Landscape?
The true Welsh Daffodil, Narcissus pseudonarcissus, or the Tenby Daffodil, isn't easily found here in Gwynedd, nevertheless in springtime, bright yellow drifts decorate the landscape. If you are lucky enough to find our native Daffodil, you'll note that it is less showy than garden varieties, growing in clumps closer to the ground. It has thin petals that are paler than the trumpet and leaves that are often greyish green.
North Wales Wildlife Trust has a colony of wild Daffodils on one of its oldest reserves, Coed Cilygroeslwyd. The reserve is just south of Ruthin and if you visit in Spring, you'll find it filled with wild flowers and birdsong.
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