Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 8 - Tazetta
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: 3 to 5 flowers/stem. White petals, shallow bowl shaped cup is golden yellow, deeper toned to rim,.
Bloom season: L - Late Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Historics
Hybridizer: R. van der Schoot and Son
Year of registration: Registered, flower note pre 1908
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
Seed parent: N. poeticus
Pollen parent: N. tazetta
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 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Other: Easy to force (in water or soil)
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: N. poeticus x N. tazetta

Common names
  • Tazetta Narcissus
  • Paperwhite Daffodil
  • Paperwhites
  • Daffodil
Also sold as:
  • Louise

  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Sep 2, 2015 11:11 AM concerning plant:
    Brent and Becky (Bulbs) say: Aspasia - (8 W-Y) a pre-1908 Heirloom that has withstood the test of time; marvelously fragrant; 10"-14"; late spring; 14/16cm bulbs.
    Excellent perennializers with a musky, sweet fragrance; good for Southern gardens, forcing and bedding
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