Double Daffodil (Narcissus 'Obdam') in the Daffodils Database

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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 4 - Double
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): White
Description: RHS 'Perianth and other petaloid segments white at maturity; the outer whorl often with green beneath; corona segments opening yellow, becoming white.' Seed parent 1 time.
Bloom season: ML - Mid to Late Spring
Height classification: Tall (over 26.6")
Hybridizer: C.J. Bakker
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: 16 to 18 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
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
Child plants: one child plant


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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Jun 3, 2013 4:19 PM

An almost pure double white sport (opens w/ yel, becomes white) of 'Ice Follies' from Holland's C K Bakker.
Listed as tall (over 26") in the RHS database, commercial catalogs list it at 16 to 18".

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Posted by Meredith79 (New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on May 12, 2018 5:53 AM

These keep coming back, but they seem to be very sensitive to heat because the last couple of years the buds dried up before opening. This year a few opened, but as soon as we had a hot day the remaining buds bolted. I have them in afternoon shade and there are plenty of other daffodils planted with them that do not have the same problem.

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