Double Daffodil (Narcissus 'Sir Winston Churchill') in the Daffodils Database

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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 4 - Double
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Orange
Description: 3 to 5 silver dollar sized double white flowers w/ orange specks
Bloom season: ML - Mid to Late Spring
Height classification: Tall (over 26.6")
Special Classes: Multiflowering
ADS Classics
Hybridizer: H.A. Holmes
Year of registration: 1966
Country of Origin: Unknown
Seed parent: Geranium sport
Awards: Award of Garden Merit
Award of Merit
Trial Garden 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)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 15 to 17 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Other: strongly scented
Flower Color: Bi-Color: White and orange
Other: specks of orange in white
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
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
Awards and Recognitions: Other: AGM 1998; *AM(g) 1988; TGA Haarlem 1966
Parentage: Sport of: Geranium

Multiplies and fills in quickly.  This clump is only 2 years old.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Nov 26, 2011 7:37 PM

Beautiful and wonderfully fragrant! I love it!

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Jun 3, 2013 10:04 PM

Sport of N. 'Geranium'.
RHS description -'Fls averaging 4 per stem, rounded, 60 mm wide; perianth and other petaloid segments in several whorls, white; the outer whorl very broad, truncate, some with prominent mucro, spreading, overlapping half or more; the inner whorls inflexed, sometimes touched yellow or orange at midrib, with margins wavy or incurled; the center whorl short, strongly inflexed, with margins tightly incurled; corona segments shorter than the center whorl and clustered among them, orange.' (‘The Royal Horticultural Society Horticultural Database’, available at

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