“LS” is short for landscape size. These bulbs are smaller than our regular daffodil bulbs; they will usually produce one flower per bulb instead of two or three. The benefit is that the bulbs are less expensive, making them attractive for large plantings. If planted in a sunny, well-drained location, they should catch up with our large bulbs in a year or two.
Fortune is an heirloom that represented a breakthrough in breeding when it was introduced early in the 20th century. Daffodil aficionados paid as much as 500 pounds sterling to have it, a king’s ransom at the time. Today, Fortune is widely available and moderately priced. And though it no longer appears on daffodil show benches, it is still valued for landscape plantings because its yellow and soft orange coloring carries a long distance and it is a reliable and enduring perennial. It’s also an excellent daffodil for the Deep South.
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