Mt. Hood Daffodil

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The Mount Hood daffodil is sold as a white daffodil, but there's yellow in the center. Learn how to identify springtime flowers in bloom from a sustainable gardener in this free video. View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen from And in this series we're going to talk about how to identify your spring blooming flower bulb. We always buy flower bulbs in the fall, and we plant them, and we mean to put the tags with them or the tags fall away and we lose them. And then they bloom in the spring, and then we're like what was that it was so beautiful and I want to get more, but I have no idea what the name of it was. So in this series we're going to take a look at my spring blooming flower bulbs. So when they do come in bloom we can identify them. This Mount Hood daffodil is really special to me, I was raised in the Mount Hood National Forest. So anyone that comes to the Portland Oregon area and they come to a farmer's market, I always tell them bring back a Mount Hood daffodil. Because it will remind you of this beautiful pacific northwest, and the beautiful Mount Hood. And this daffodil is sold as a white daffodil, but as I was reminded by a very nasty email, there's yellow in the center. So it's not pure white. And when the sun comes out they seem to get faded. But because we've had a really cold, rainy spring, they haven't had a lot of sun on them. So they haven't been bleached out, so I think this year more than ever, they've got lots more yellow in the center. But I love them and I love two colored flowers. And they're just so majestic, they look just like Dutch Master or the old King Alfred's, like the big traditional yellow daffodil. But they're white, and they do bloom for a long period of time, and then one of the taller daffodils. And the greenery is pretty spiky as well, they get at least a foot tall. And a lot of times the yellow only looks cream and you can hardly see it, and genetically no two flowers are ever going to be the same. So one might have a little more yellow than the other, or if you bought a bunch of them two years ago and planted them, and bought some today and planted them, they might not be the identical colors. But now the daffodil is a really, really pretty flower. Next we'll talk about the Dutch Master, the traditional yellow daffodil that everyone knows as King Alfred.