Small Cupped Daffodil (Narcissus 'Silver Salver') in the Daffodils Database

Common names:
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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 3 - Small-Cupped
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): White
Green
Description: see comments below
Bloom season: VL - Very Late Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Hybridizer: The Brodie of Brodie
Year of registration: Registered/flowering pre 1916
Country of Origin: Scotland
Seed parent: 'Moonbeam'
Pollen parent: Kingsley?
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)
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: color coded W - GWW
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: AM Haarlem 1925; AM(e) 1922
Child plants: 4 child plants

Comments:
Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Jan 10, 2014 4:02 PM

'Fl. pure white; corona disc-shaped, tinged pale emerald green at base.

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: “Silver Salver, might almost be described as a Poet's Narcissus without any color except a touch of emerald green in the center of its eye, otherwise snowy white all over. It spite of its delicate appearance it is a good doer.”
DaffSeek 1-10-14.
Both seed (used 3 times) and pollen (used 3 times) fertile.

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