Jonquilla Daffodil (Narcissus 'Hillstar') in the Daffodils Database

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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 7 - Jonquilla
Color: Perianth (Petals): Yellow
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: 2 to 3 flowers / stem. Petals are very lemon yellow w/ broad band of white at base, petals overlap one third at collective base; funnel shaped cup is ivory whiteshaded buff yellow at base and tinted more white at rim. May display variation (color change)
Bloom season: ML - Mid to Late Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Hybridizer: Grant E. Mitsch
Year of registration: 1979
Country of Origin: United States
Seed parent: Daydream
Pollen parent: Narcissus jonquilla
Awards: Award of Garden Merit
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)
Plant Height: 14 to 16 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: coded YYW - YWW
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
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
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Other: AGM 2004 and Wister 2007.
Parentage: Daydream x N. jonquilla
Child plants: 14 child plants


Forcing Bulbs in the WinterForcing Bulbs in the Winter
September 18, 2013

Most daffodils are easy to force over winter. Let's discuss the best methods, and finish by giving some examples of some favorite cultivars from the various divisions.

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Apr 28, 2013 4:14 PM

Had a hard time getting a photo exemplifying the color scheme - (YYW YWW).
Petals of bright lemon yellow with a white halo at the base and whitish-edged, ivory-buff colored corona.
Hillstar is a sister seedling of 'Pipit'.
May be forced over winter for early indoor bloom. Transplanted outside after force will result in blooms in subsequent years.
Fertile both ways, as a seed or pollen parent; ‘Hillstar’ is breeder of many
new jonquil hybrids. Sweetly fragrant. Used as a seed parent 39 times and as a pollen parent twice. Each cross resulted in a named cultivar.
Hillstar received the highest awards bestowed by the RHS and ADS (AGM in 2004 and the Wister in 2007).

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