Large Cupped Daffodil (Narcissus 'Saint Egwin') in the Daffodils Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Large Cupped Daffodil
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Also sold as:
Egwin

Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 2 - Large-Cupped
Color: Perianth (Petals): Yellow
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: see comments below
Bloom season: ML - Mid to Late Spring
Height classification: Tall (over 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Historics
Hybridizer: Percival D. Williams
Year of registration: Registered/flowering pre 1927
Country of Origin: England
Seed parent: 'Merit'
Awards: Award of Merit
First Class Certificate
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: Yellow
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
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: FCC(e) 1936; AM(e) 1927
Parentage: Merit x
Child plants: 4 child plants

Comments:
Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Dec 24, 2013 5:28 PM

'Fl. 127 mm wide, soft clear yellow; perianth segments broadly ovate, blunt, slightly mucronate, spreading, of waxy substance, overlapping one-third; the inner segments narrower, with margins slightly wavy; corona bowl-shaped, ribbed, loosely frilled.

According to The American Horticultural Society's 1937 issue of the The American Daffodil Year Book, Guy L. Wilson's article “Some Modern Daffodils for Garden Decoration” states: “Of the Barrii section, St. Egwin, yet another of Mr. Williams' productions, will undoubtedly be wanted by all when available in sufficient quantity; is great soft clear self yellow flowers of exquisite waxen quality carried on their 2 foot stems are of quite unique beauty; it is fortunately a very strong plant.”
DaffSeek 12-24-13.

Both seed (6 times) and pollen (6 times) fertile.

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