Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 2 - Large-Cupped
Color: Perianth (Petals): Yellow
Color: Corona (Cups): White
Description: RHS says 'Perianth segments broad, rounded, brilliant yellow, smooth; corona maturing to white throughout.'
Bloom season: M - Mid Spring
Height classification: Tall (over 26.6")
Hybridizer: Helen K. (Nell) Richardson
Year of registration: 1977
Country of Origin: Ireland
Origin of name: (possible Avalon / Camelot connection - folklore says Camelot is in Avalon)
Seed parent: Camelot
Pollen parent: Daydream
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
Flower Color: White
Other: smooth brilliant yellow petals; corona maturing to all white
Flower Time: 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
Parentage: Camelot x Daydream

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

  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 27, 2013 7:23 PM concerning plant:
    Avalon has a white trumpet on a yellow background. Simply stunning daffodil flower. New for me this past spring as I only planted them last fall. I can see that Avalon is going to be a favorite.
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on May 10, 2013 3:47 PM concerning plant:
    There are two entries for Avalon in the RHS's International Daffodil Register & Classified List.
    The other entry is a registered division 3 (small cup) daffodil w/ 1st flowering note of pre-1913 from England's A M Wilson. This second entry is described as a late season bloomer w/ a white perianth and a shallow, lightly frilled orange red corona (3 W - OOR).

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