Fresh daffodil, spring celebration with the daffodil. Do you see daffodils? Then you know it's almost spring. With its lofty trumpets, this cheerful note announces the new season in its own way.
COLOURS AND SHAPE
Bright yellow is of course the most famous colour of the daffodil, but there are also beautiful combinations with white or salmon pink. And did you know that the daffodil has different appearances? With leaves, without leaves, with large trumpets and smaller ones, strongly scented and unscented. At least they have one thing in common; they all celebrate spring equally exuberantly.
The daffodil has a dramatic legend. The story tells that narcissus is derived from Narkissos, a beautiful youth from Greek mythology. Narkissos was so absorbed in hunting that he failed to notice the nymph Echo, who had a crush on him. Echo did not let that bother her. She caused Narkissos, when he wanted to drink at a stream, to fall so in love with himself that he stared at his reflection in the water for days. Finally, exhausted, he fell into the water and drowned. At that spot a flower emerged that equalled Narkissos in beauty: the narcissus. The flower symbolised selfishness and vanity. Today, the flower is seen as a symbol of new beginnings, as the narcissus heralds a new season.
These beautiful trumpet-shaped flowers grow naturally in meadows, forests and rocky spots in Western Europe.