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Division: Division 3 - Small-Cupped
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Orange
Description: Pure white petals, disc shapd cup opens deep orange becoming yellow orange w/ green base. Pollen fertile. Used 21 times in that capacity and 3 times as a seed parent.
Bloom season: ML - Mid to Late Spring
Height classification: Tall (over 26.6")
Hybridizer: Brian S. Duncan
Year of registration: 1975
Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
Origin of name: Named in memory of Doctor Hugh Watson, a founding member of the Northern Ireland Daffodil Group and a dear friend and traveling companion of the Duncans.
Seed parent: Mahmoud
Pollen parent: 'Don Carlos'
Awards: Award of Garden Merit
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)
Plant Height: > 26.6" (tall)
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: White petals / cup is Green & Orange
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Other: Forcible
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: RHS AGM
Other: Award of Merit 1986 and AGM 2001
Parentage: Mahmoud x Don Carlos
Child plants: 8 child plants


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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Sep 23, 2013 9:08 PM

RHS description -'Fl. 110 mm wide; perianth segments very broadly ovate, truncate, prominently mucronate, pure white, spreading, shallowly concave, with margins minutely incurling at apex, smooth, regular, overlapping half; the inner segments more narrowly ovate, only very slightly mucronate, slightly inflexed, with margins a little wavy; corona disc-shaped, ribbed, opening deep orange (28A), becoming yellow-orange (23A), with green at base, mouth lightly frilled, deeply split, with overlapping lobes.
The Royal Horticultural Society Horticultural Database’, available at
Resembles a larger-flowered `Omagh' of heavier substance with purer white perianth.
Doctor Hugh has a rich history in the world of daffodil breeding being fertile. It has served as a seed parent 3 times and as a pollen parent 21 times resulting in 23 named cultivars and 1 noted seedling. These creations originated in the United Kingdom and Australia. The most recent named cross, Hot Date was registered in 2013.

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