Large-cupped Daffodil (Narcissus 'Fragrant Rose') in the Daffodils Database

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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 2 - Large-Cupped
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Pink
Description: 2W-GPP
Bloom season: ML - Mid to Late Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Hybridizer: Brian S. Duncan
Year of registration: 1978
Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
Origin of name: Named for the most fragrant daffodil Brian Duncan has been able to produce.
Seed parent: Roseworthy hybrid
Pollen parent: ? Merlin
Awards: 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)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Other: raspberry a/o rose scent of some magnitude
Flower Color: Green
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Other: Good to force
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: Wister Award 2005
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)
Child plants: 19 child plants

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern

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Posted by critterologist (Frederick, MD - Zone 6b) on Apr 12, 2012 9:21 PM

Colors on the cup remind me of the rosy blush and peach of ripe apricots. The fragrance is sweet and pleasant, but not particularly rose-like, despite some catalog hype I've seen. (I suppose there could be a rose that smells like this daffodil, but this daff doesn't remind my nose particularly of roses.)

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Oct 26, 2014 12:33 PM

Both seed (29 times) and pollen (23 times) fertile. Many subsequent daffodils can count this cultivar in their ancestry.
Scent has been described as either rose scented or raspberry scented.
From Northern Ireland's daffodil master, Brian Duncan. Winner of the Wister in 2005.

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Plant Events from our members
jmorth From April 8, 2015 to April 16, 2015 Bloomed
moved upstairs
jmorth On March 25, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Moved out of cold period, now in cool/fluorescent, waiting for bloom
jmorth From November 10, 2014 to March 25, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Into refrig. cold period
jmorth On October 26, 2014 Potted up
To force. 2 wk rooting period, then 3 mo cold tx.
jmorth On October 25, 2014 Obtained plant
From Brent and Becky's. To force.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Does anyone grow the variety of Narcissus, 'Fragrant Rose'? by SongofJoy Oct 17, 2011 8:42 AM 23

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