– Name this Daffodil Winner Announced
In Spring last year we visited one of our top growers to view his fields of Daffodils in full bloom – just breath taking! Apart from finding some stunning new varieties for our catalogue this Autumn, we also stumbled upon a new variety that our grower has cultivated, but it had no name! So we invited you to enter our competition to name this Daffodil. Graham Philips & Ian Riddel from Clandon Daffodils have now chosen the best entry - the winning entry is Alouette.
The winner was Carolyn Rhodes of Auckland. She now has the honour of having this new Daffodil named by her, PLUS she will receive $100 worth of Spring Bulbs from GardenPost in February.
A list of all the names entered is here - there were over 300 entries. Some names had previously been registered, quite a few were the same or similar and lots were really fun and interesting.
Many thanks to all those who entered. You can purchase bulbs of Alouette right here.
Here is the meaning of Alouette:
"Alouette" is a popular French-Canadian children's song about plucking the feathers from a lark, in retribution for being woken up by its song. Although it is in French, it is well-known among speakers of other languages. Many American and Allied soldiers learned the song while serving in France during World War I and took it home with them, passing it on to their children and grandchildren.