Now here is a really proper, straight up daff! Camelot is a classic of its type with an award winning flower that is an even, pure gold throughout. The large cupped blooms appear in March/April and are circular with a deep, flared funnel that has an evenly serrated rim. The stems stand strong at 35-40 cm tall. Super healthy with a light fragrance, no wonder Camelot holds an Award of Garden Merit from the RHS; another reason why it is deservedly in our list of spring flowering daffodils for sale.
One of the things about Camelot, the seat of King Arthur, was that he introduced a round table so that no knight was more important than another. In the same way, this daffodil will do every job you can ever expect a daffodil to do equally well. It is a marvellous, strong cutting flower; its intense gold colour is a welcome inclusion in herbaceous borders; containers full of Camelot are the stuff of leprechaun's dreams and it will even compete with grass and naturalise easily along verges or down banks. Precede Camelot with Ellen or Sempre Avanti for contrast and to extend the season. And for the competitive gardener - and which of us is not? - with designs on next year's garden show, Camelot is a shoe-in for best in daffodil and much else!
As a company based in Somerset we definitely like references to King Arthur, Camelot, Avalon and so forth what with Glastonbury and Cadbury Castle being so close. There are a surprising number of plants named after the folk from these wonderful legends. So perhaps next on the list for any purchaser of Camelot should be The Lady of the Lake?