Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 2 - Large-Cupped
Color: Perianth (Petals): Yellow
Color: Corona (Cups): Orange
Description: Yellow petals w/ a short very orange funnel shaped cup that pales toward base.
Bloom season: EM - Early to Mid Spring
Height classification: Tall (over 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Historics
Hybridizer: W.T. Ware
Year of registration: pre 1917
Country of Origin: England
Seed parent: Sir Watkin
Pollen parent: Blackwell
Awards: Award of Merit
Forcing Award
First Class Certificate
Preliminary Commendation
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 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 18-20"+
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Other: can be forced
Flower Color: Orange
Other: Cup flushes red when open in dull weather
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
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
Awards and Recognitions: Other: AM (1926 + 1947), FCFA (1935), FA (1934), FCC (1924 + 1027), PC (1923)
Parentage: Sir Watkin x Blackwell
Child plants: 82 child plants

Common names
  • Large-cupped Daffodil
  • Long-cupped Narcissus
  • Daffodil

Photo Gallery
Location: My garden, Ukraine, Zaporizhzhya region Zone: 6a 
Date: 2023-04-04
Location: my Zone 7b garden in North Georgia Mountains
Date: 2023-02-20
Location: My garden, Ukraine, Zaporizhzhya region Zone: 6a 
Date: 2023-04-04
Location: My garden, Ukraine, Zaporizhzhya region Zone: 6a 
Date: 2023-04-08

Date: c. 1966
photo by Lilian A. Guernsey from the Daffodil Handbook, special i
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: April 10, 2021
Location: Madrid, Spain
Date: March 2006
photo by: A. Barra
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: 2021-03-27
Location: Botanical Garden of München Nymphenburg
Date: 2016-04-29
Location: central Illinois
Date: 3-01-2020
Location: central Illinois
Date: 3-01-2020
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2020-03-18

Date: c. 1940
photo from the 1940 catalog, J. R. McLean, Elma, Washington

Date: c. 1945
illustration from the 1945 catalog, Cooley's Gardens, Silverton,
Location: Philadelphia Flower Show
Date: March 2017
Handsome bi-tone with good substance, large blooms
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: April 10, 2021
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2-2-20
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2019-10-30
to force

Date: c. 1948
illustration from the 1948 catalog, Cooley's Gardens, Silverton,
Location: central Illinois
Date: 3-1-20
Location: Madrid, Spain
photo by Cillas
Location: Millinocket, Maine
Date: 2023-05-12
First season for these. The cup wasn't as orange as depicted on t
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-10-14
Large-cupped Daffodil (Narcissus 'Fortune')

Date: 2018-04-26
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Jun 1, 2013 7:28 PM concerning plant:
    Highly regarded large cup daffodil that does well in the garden and is a good forcer. Fortune was honored in in 1934 and '35 when it received forcing awards (FA + FCFA) from the Royal General Bulbgrowers Association in the Netherlands) ). May be translocated to garden after indoor winter force to produce blooms out there in subsequent years.
    Seed and pollen are fertile and have been utilized in new cultivar production.
    Used as a parent 215 times - 63 times as a seed parent, 152 times as a pollen parent between 1924 and 2003. Fortune has an illustrious list of descendants numbering 183 named and registered cultivars and 40 noted seedlings. Breeding programs from 5 nations have contributed to Fortune's fame.
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