Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 7 - Jonquilla
Color: Perianth (Petals): Yellow
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: 2 to 3 flowers/stem, greenish yellow petals, shallow, bowl shaped cup is a vivid yellow w/ orange at rim. Rounded flower.
Height classification: Dwarf (to 12.8")
Special Classes: ADS Historics
Hybridizer: Barr and Sons
Year of registration: pre 1937
Country of Origin: England
Origin of name: A songbird in Scotland.
Seed parent: N. assoanus
Pollen parent: N. poeticus
Awards: Award of Merit
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 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8a
Plant Height: 8 to 12"
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Other: 'heavenly'
Flower Color: Orange
Other: coded Y - YYO
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Inflorescence Height: up to 12"
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: Other: AM 1937
Parentage: N. assoanus x N. poeticus

Common names
  • Jonquilla Daffodil
  • Jonquilla Narcissus
  • Daffodil

Photo Gallery
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Sep 5, 2015 5:28 PM concerning plant:
    This fragrant charmer looks like a miniature, multi-flowered, soft yellow pheasant’s eye. The child of a wild jonquil and N. poeticus, it has rounded petals of palest yellow and a small, flat, golden cup that’s banded with deep orange. It’s named for a Scottish songbird and its fragrance — as you might guess from its parents — is heavenly. 7 Y-YYO, 8-12”, zones 6b-8aS/10WC.
    Compliments of Old House Gardens

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