Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 9 - Poeticus
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: see comments below
Bloom season: L - Late Spring
Height classification: Tall (over 26.6")
Hybridizer: Grant E. Mitsch
Year of registration: 1976
Country of Origin: United States
Seed parent: Quetzal
Pollen parent: 'Smyrna'
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)
Plant Height: tall > 26"
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: Coded W - GYO (touch of green in cup)
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: Quetzal x Smyrna

Common names
  • Poeticus Daffodil
  • Poet's Narcissus
  • Daffodil

  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Oct 5, 2013 10:49 AM concerning plant:
    RHS description - 'Fl. rounded, 72 mm diameter; perianth segments very broad in outline, squarish at apex, prominently mucronate, spreading, overlapping half; the inner segments somewhat narrower, more usually rounded at apex, truncate, slightly inflexed, with margins curling; corona disc-shaped, small, ribbed, yellow, with green at base and reddish orange at rim
    Resembles a less brightly coloured `Quetzal'
    ‘The Royal Horticultural Society Horticultural Database’, available at
    A sibling to 'Bon Bon', 'Vienna Woods' and 'Mountain Poet'.
    Thought to be seed fertile.

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