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

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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 2 - Large-Cupped
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Pink
Description: Pink over white
Bloom season: ML - Mid to Late Spring
Special Classes: ADS Classics
Hybridizer: William Jackson Jr.
Year of registration: 1966 (1st flowering noted in 1950)
Country of Origin: Australia
Seed parent: Rosario
Pollen parent: 'Duna'
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: Pink
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
Parentage: Rosario x Duna
Child plants: 3 child plants

Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Feb 17, 2018 2:02 PM

This classic large cupped pink over white daffodil from Tasmania was created by William Jackson Jr. mid last century. Illinga is both seed and pollen fertile.Jackson used it 9 times as seed parent, once as pollen parent. Of these 10 crosses, 9 became named cultivars. This activity spanned 1966 to 1968.

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