Large Cupped Daffodil (Narcissus 'Mrs. Langtry') in the Daffodils Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Lily Langtry

Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 2 - Large-Cupped
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: milk white petals behind a crinkled canary cup that turns creame
Bloom season: ML - Mid to Late Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Historics
Hybridizer: W. Backhouse
Year of registration: date of first flowering pre-1869 registered
Country of Origin: England
Origin of name: Named after Lily Langtry(1869) spirited actress whose affair with King to be Edward VII rocked Victorian England
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: 18-20"
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: W-WWY
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
Child plants: one child plant

Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on May 27, 2013 9:27 AM

aka - Leedsii 'Mrs. Langtry' and 'Lily Langtry'.
Heirloom, and rather rare.

In 2009, the RHS changed the classification from Division 3 to Division 2.

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 5, 2014 11:52 AM

Old House Gardens describes this cultivar thusly:
'Named for Lily Langtry, the spirited actress whose affair with King-to-be Edward VII titillated Victorian England, this rare beauty has milk-white petals and a crinkled canary cup that matures to cream. Guy Wilson, famed breeder of new daffodils, wrote in 1929, “I hope we shall not lose altogether some of the older flowers of such undeniable beauty and grace as ‘Mrs. Langtry’.” 2 W-WWY, 18-20”, zones 5a-7b.'

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