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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 4 - Double
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: see comments below
Bloom season: M - Mid Spring
Height classification: Tall (over 26.6")
Hybridizer: A.P. van den Berg-Hytuna
Year of registration: 1984
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
Seed parent: Ice Follies sport
Links: DaffSeek - Daffodil Database
RHS - Daffodil Register

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 26.5 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant
Parentage: Sport of: Ice Follies


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Posted by frahnzone5 (bensenville, il (chicagoland area) - Zone 5a) on Apr 7, 2020 8:19 AM

Unlike many double daffodils, Ice King generally remains upright and does not splay because of weight of bloom. It also has a slight fragrance. Good naturalizer, highly recommend.

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Oct 6, 2013 7:20 AM

RHS description -'Perianth and other petaloid segments ivory white; the outer whorl broadly ovate, blunt or truncate, slightly mucronate, spreading or a little reflexed, overlapping one-third; the inner whorls shorter than the corona and clustered within it, of irregular shape, frilled and crumpled; corona deeply and irregularly split, spreading to half as long as the outer whorl of petaloid segments, sulphur yellow, with a broad band of white at rim, frilled, rim notched and minutely crenate. '
‘The Royal Horticultural Society Horticultural Database’, available at
Sport of Ice Follies.

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Plant Events from our members
dnrevel On April 3, 2021 Bloomed
Beautiful new blooms, stockier stems than Ice Follies.
dnrevel On March 12, 2021 Plant emerged
New shoots showing for first year bulbs.
dnrevel On October 31, 2020 Seeds sown
Bulbs planted in south backyard garden (near barberry). Bulbs obtained from local flower farm, Muddy Acres. Also planted more in east facing front yard garden by porch.
gochna On November 2, 2020 Obtained plant
planted 10 bulbs
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