A unique species of flower, named after the Angel of the North because of its colour and size, is being produced commercially to celebrate the sculpture’s tenth birthday.
The Angel Daffodil was first created 17 years ago and named after the Angel of the North due to its orange, rusty hue and lofty height.
Verified and registered by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the first bulb created took five years to flower, with a number of small bulblets produced from the original.
The resulting blooms have been shown at flower shows across the UK and have won a number of awards, including a first at Harrogate Show. Angel Daffodils have also been on display at the Saltwell Park spring garden event in Gateshead, as part of the celebrations for the Angel of the North’s tenth birthday.
Now dozens of mother bulbs have been produced commercially for the first time in honour of the Angel of the North’s birthday – although all are now ordered by buyers. Several have also been given away in Gateshead Council competitions.