Large-cupped Daffodil (Narcissus 'Precocious') in the Daffodils Database

Common names:
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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 2 - Large-Cupped
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Pink
Description: Fl. face downward w/ white petals behind a very curly, flat, large bright coral-pink cup
Bloom season: M - Mid Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Hybridizer: G.E. Mitsch
Year of registration: 1976 (1st flowering 1966)
Country of Origin: United States
Seed parent: Precedent
Pollen parent: Eclat
Awards: Award of Garden 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 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 14 to 17"
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
White
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Other: Forcible
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Groundcover
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Gophers/Voles
Rabbit Resistant
Squirrels
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Bulbs
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Flies
Bees
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: 2001
Parentage: Precedent x Eclat

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on May 13, 2013 8:52 AM

The International Daffodil Register & Classified List has two entries registered under this name, both are division 2 classification. The second entry flowers early and has yellow petals and a reddish-orange cup. It has a first flowering date of pre 1927.
This entry flowers mid to late, has white petals with a very ruffled pink (coral) cup. !st flowering is noted in 1966.

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Posted by critterologist (Frederick, MD - Zone 6b) on May 18, 2015 9:45 AM

Great substance, strongly colored and heavily ruffled deep coral-pink cup

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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