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Common names:
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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 7 - Jonquilla
Color: Perianth (Petals): Yellow
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: Golden yel flower often w/ 2ndary blooms
Bloom season: EM - Early to Mid Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Historics
Hybridizer: R.V. Favell
Year of registration: pre 1939 (first flowering)
Country of Origin: England
Pollen parent: N. jonquilla
Awards: Award of Garden Merit
Award of Merit
First Class Certificate
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 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 to 14"
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Other: super fragrance
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Other: Excellent 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: RHS AGM
Other: AGM 1993 Wister 1993 FCC 1983 AM 1973
Parentage: unknown x N. jonquilla
Child plants: one child plant

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on May 28, 2013 6:27 AM

An excellent choice for forcing over winter. Heirloom w/ superior fragrance (1939). Prolific grower that may be set out into garden after forcing for blooms in subsequent years, a good perennializer.
(2ndary blooms - term employed by grower referring to the 'daughter bulbs' generated by division and translates into a longer bulb blooming period).

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Plant Events from our members
flaflwrgrl On March 18, 2015 Bloomed
They began blooming today.
flaflwrgrl On March 13, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
I see buds forming.
flaflwrgrl On December 6, 2014 Miscellaneous Event
Planted on east side of front drive just east of & between the 1st 2 pecan trees in north south direction up near house.
flaflwrgrl On December 3, 2014 Obtained plant
25 bulbs from Brent & Becky's Bulbs. They're sprouting.
jmorth From April 6, 2016 to April 13, 2016 Bloomed
Not overly impressive. The frw flowers didn't last long.
jmorth On March 19, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
Out of cold pd, under fluorescent lights in cool basement till ready to bloom.
jmorth On December 7, 2015 Obtained plant
From Brent and Beckys to force
jmorth On December 7, 2015 Potted up
soon, into cold period...
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