Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 3 - Small-Cupped
Color: Perianth (Petals): Yellow
Color: Corona (Cups): Orange
Description: Fl. 89 mm wide; perianth segments broadly ovate, rounded at apex, mucronate, white, with vivid yellow 9A at base, spreading, plane or a little concave, smooth, with broad midrib showing, overlapping half; the inner segments slightly inflexed and somewhat
Bloom season: EM - Early to Mid Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Classics
Hybridizer: J.W.A. Lefeber
Year of registration: pre 1945
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
Origin of name: J W A Lefeber
Awards: Award of Merit
Forcing Award
First Class Certificate
Wister Award
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)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 14 to 16" plus
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Other: orange cup/wh-yel petal
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Other: Forcible
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
Child plants: one child plant

Common names
  • Small-Cupped Daffodil
  • Daffodil

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  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Apr 19, 2013 1:20 PM concerning plant:
    So bright it would glow in the night. An oft awarded perennializer w/ brilliant white petals behind an orange-red cup that is surrounded by a ring of yellow at its base. May be forced over winter for an early preview of spring.
    A small cup division 3 daffodil, cup bit larger than general perception of most cultivars in this division.
    Been around since 1945.
  • Posted by gemini_sage (Winchester, KY - Zone 6a) on Aug 23, 2014 5:05 AM concerning plant:
    A strong grower with upright blooms and excellent increase. Among the first of this color to open, and very long lasting both in the garden and in the vase.

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