Our bold Daffodil Fairy is the leader of the spring’s cheerleading team. She dares you not to smile when you picture her chanting “Hooray, hooray, spring is here to stay!”
Did you know that Daffodil, also known as Narcissus and Jonquil are native to meadows and woods in Europe, North Africa, and West Asia? Yes, even if you can buy it in beautiful bouquets at the store, or see it in many gardens, it is actually a remarkable flower that also grows in the wild.
While many flowers grow from seeds, the Daffodil grows from an underground bulb that hibernates during the winter. This means that instead of flowering only one season, the bold Daffodil comes back every year from the same bulb, which grows new bulbs, for new plants to come. Its flower color varies from white through yellow to deep orange, accompanied by the unique signature of its bitter-sweet fragrance.
The Daffodil is the national flower of Wales, also known as "Peter's Leek", where it is traditional to wear a Daffodil or a Leek on Saint David's Day, March 1. In some countries the yellow Daffodil is associated with Easter. The German word for Daffodil is Osterglocke, which means "Easter bell”.