Tazetta Daffodil (Narcissus 'Martha Washington') in the Daffodils Database

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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 8 - Tazetta
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Orange
Description: 2 to 3 flowers/stem. Sulphur white petals, orange cup. Pollen fertile.
Bloom season: ML - Mid to Late Spring
Height classification: Tall (over 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Historics
Hybridizer: A. Frylink & Sons
Year of registration: pre 1927
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
Origin of name: Wife of George.
Seed parent: Poetaz
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)
Plant Height: 21 to 23"
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
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
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Award of Merit twice (1927 & 1953)
Parentage: Poetaz x
Child plants: one child plant


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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Sep 7, 2015 6:47 PM

Though this dramatic poetaz has just two or three florets per stem, they’re so gosh darn BIG — up to 3 inches across — that you’ll only need a few stems to fill a vase. With bright, jewel-like colors and a warm perfume, ‘Martha’ can be the belle of the ball in your spring garden. 8WC-O, 21-23”, zones 6-8aS/10WC
Comment compliments of Old House Gardens

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