In 2003 I planted a long stream of daffodil bulbs, starting uphill with jonquilla 'Sweetness' and changing to the tazetta 'Martinette' as I came downhill. According to the experts, Martinette was ideal for my climate. Within about three years, they had disappeared. Sweetness has done quite well and has an occasional bud opening to show what lies in store for March.
Martinette with scattered muscari, 2004.
Muscari has performed poorly in this garden,
even the cultivars like starch hyacinth, recommended for the south.
This year would have been fine without chilling, I think.
Daffodils look very promising this year. Some of the yellow large cupped have buds, a few have open buds. Some of the later cultivars are just peeping out of the ground. Besides Martinette: Fruit Cup, St. Kerverne, and Quail have mostly disappeared. Places where I've planted mixed daffodils, some have persisted very well, but I can't verify all their names.
Reliable performers here include Ice Follies, Thalia, Juanita, Erlicheer, Sailboat, Ice Wings, Jack Snipe, Hawera and Tete a Tete, to name a few.
Factors like sunlight, drainage, lack of rainfall and nutrition may have cause some losses. There are some Little Gem blooming now that did much better after I moved them over into the sunshine. Minnow can be petulant, usually blooming after I dig and move them again.
Tete a Tete, 2004. They're just coming up now.