Large Cupped Daffodil (Narcissus 'Binkie') in the Daffodils Database

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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 2 - Large-Cupped
Color: Perianth (Petals): Yellow
Color: Corona (Cups): White
Description: Light green-yellow petals w/ lot of white mucco, short funnel shaped cup yellow-white, ages to white w/ great green-yellow at rim
Bloom season: ML - Mid to Late Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Historics
Hybridizer: G.L.Wilson/W.Wolfhagen
Year of registration: Registered, by1935 (RHS)
Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
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 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
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
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Award of Merit twice 1950 & 1952
Child plants: 24 child plants


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Location: My garden, NorthumberlandDate: 2014-04-22
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Date: 2014-04-22
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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Jan 17, 2015 1:47 AM

This historic, award-winning, division-2 yellow and white daffodil has been around for 75 years and is the result of 2 breeders joining forces, one from Great Britain and the other from Australia. The resultant cultivar is both seed and pollen fertile. It was used as a seed parent 51 times and as a pollen parent 20 times by other breeders all over the world up to the decade before last. It still can help create other significant crosses in this century.

Binkie is a beautiful daffodil with a funnel-shaped cup of yellowish-white that changes to white. Some of the white bleeds into the greenish-yellow petals.

Would be interesting to force.

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