So far, April at the Kauffman Memorial Garden has been glorious. The spring annual flowers and bulbs are enjoying the cool temperatures and occasional rain showers here in Kansas City.
A popular question in the garden this spring is, “What is the difference between a Jonquil and a Daffodil?” The answer is one that I have looked up and forgotten at least twice before. This year I am looking it up again and posting pictures.
There is not much of a difference between a Jonquil and a daffodil as a Jonquil (Narcissus jonquilla) is one of the different types of daffodils (genus Narcissus).
One characteristic of Jonquils are their long, dark green, tube-shaped leaves.
Most of the other species of daffodils have long flat leaves which can often have a blueish hue.
Jonquils are also known to have a cluster of smaller flowers on a single stem.
Classic daffodils will only have one beautiful bloom per stem.
All differences aside, let’s enjoy the daffodils and other spring flowers in the garden.