Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 1 - Trumpet (Long Cupped)
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
White
Description: Petals open clear yellow, turn white; cup opens yellow, turns creamy w/ pale yellow at rim. Seed and pollen fertile (see comments)
Bloom season: EM - Early to Mid Spring
Height classification: Tall (over 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Historics
Hybridizer: Percival D. Williams
Year of registration: pre 1927
Country of Origin: England
Seed parent: Lord Antrim (?)
Pollen parent: Beersheba (?)
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)
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Yellow
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
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: Other: Award of Merit twice (1940 and 1957)
Child plants: 16 child plants

Common names
  • Trumpet Daffodil
  • Daffodil

Comments:
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Sep 28, 2015 10:04 AM concerning plant:
    This historic daffodil, Content, bred by Percival Williams from England and registered in 1927, was the wellspring of a multitude of descendants, 54 to be exact. It was used as a seed parent 10 times and as a pollen parent 44 times. Resultant crosses produced 38 named daffodils and 16 seedlings (further used in subsequent crosses). Content was utilized by many prominent hybridizers, including Grant Mitsch of Oregon and Guy Wilson of Northern Ireland. One well-known descendant available in today's market is Spellbinder.

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