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Division: Division 4 - Double
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Orange
Description: White double w/ flecks of red orange in the center
Bloom season: ML - Mid to Late Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Classics
Hybridizer: J. Lionel Richardson
Year of registration: 1955
Country of Origin: Ireland
Seed parent: Falaise
Pollen parent: 'Limerick'
Awards: Award of Merit
First Class Certificate
Preliminary Commendation
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
Plant Height: 18-20"
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Other: spicey fragrance
Flower Color: Orange
Other: white petals w/ flecks of red orange/red
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
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: Falaise X Limerick
Child plants: 4 child plants


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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Jun 3, 2013 3:40 PM

RHS description - Acropolis - 'Fl. rounded, 112 mm wide; perianth and other petaloid segments in several whorls, very broad, creamy white, with darker tones at base, overlapping half or more; the outer whorl truncate, slightly mucronate, spreading, concave, with margins a little incurled; the inner whorls successively shorter and narrower, more deeply concave, with margins more deeply incurling; the centre whorl sharply inflexed; corona segments very short, interspersed among the petaloid segments at centre, orange (28A) with brilliant greenish yellow 6A at base, frilled. Mid-season to late. 2n=28'.
Very full white double w/ flecks of reddish-orange in center. Spicy.

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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Sep 29, 2013 12:16 AM

I've grown 'Acropolis' for years and love it! I have it in a flower bed in the back yard, just past the patio, so I can see it when it's in bloom. It has a wonderfully spicy fragrance! The full flowers have red petals and look tropical! The flowers sort of look like gardenias!

I've loved the look of Acropolis ever since I saw the photo of the flower on the bulb package when I bought it. A wonderful Daffodil!

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