Large Cupped Daffodil (Narcissus 'Refrain') 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: 2 W-P. see comments below
Bloom season: ML - Mid to Late Spring
Height classification: Tall (over 26.6")
Hybridizer: Grant E. Mitsch
Year of registration: 1982
Country of Origin: United States
Seed parent: Romance
Pollen parent: 'Cool Flame'
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
Plant Height: > 26.5" (tall)
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
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
Parentage: Romance x Cool Flame
Child plants: 6 child plants


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Location: Claremont Daffodil  Show -TasmaniaDate: 14-9-13
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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Oct 7, 2013 6:46 PM

'Fl. 104 mm wide; perianth segments broadly ovate or very broad, slightly truncate, only very slightly mucronate, spreading, plane, with margins minutely incurling at apex, overlapping half or more; the inner segments narrower, a little inflexed, with margins wavy; corona bowl-shaped, smooth, salmon pink, mouth straight, split in places and overlapping, loosely frilled. Mid-season. Resembles a taller `Romance' of deeper colour with fewer nicks in the perianth segments'. ‘The Royal Horticultural Society Horticultural Database’, available at
Both Seed and Pollen fertile
Used as a parent: 2 times as seed, 7 times as pollen. List of descendants available at DaffSeek (10-7-13) - .

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