Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 6 - Cyclamineus
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Pink
Description: RHS- 'Corona constricted at mid-point, flared towards mouth, rose pink, with green at base.'
Bloom season: ML - Mid to Late Spring
Hybridizer: Brian S. Duncan
Year of registration: 1981
Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
Origin of name: Named after the Lord of the Ring character “Bilbo Baggins”
Seed parent: Roseworthy
Pollen parent: 'Foundling'
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)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: coded W-GPP (G=green)
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

Common names
  • Cyclamineus Daffodil
  • Daffodil
  • Cyclamineus Narcissi

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  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Sep 23, 2013 9:42 AM concerning plant:
    Said to resemble 'Foundling' but with whiter perianth and corona of better form. (registered in 1981).
    Excellent to force in winter. May be translocated into garden after force to bloom in subsequent seasons.
    Name from book 'Lord of the Rings' (made into movie this century, filmed in New Zealand).

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