Trumpet Daffodil (Narcissus 'Sir Francis Drake') in the Daffodils Database

Common names:
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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 1 - Trumpet (Long Cupped)
Color: Perianth (Petals): Yellow
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: see comments below
Bloom season: EM - Early to Mid Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Hybridizer: J. Kendall
Year of registration: Registered/flowering pre 1902
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: Yellow
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
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
Parentage: AM 1902

Comments:
Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Jan 15, 2014 1:10 PM

'Perianth segments broadly ovate, blunt, not prominently mucronate, spreading or somewhat inflexed, twisted or with margins wavy, overlapping one-third; the inner segments more strongly inflexed, more definitely twisted; corona darker in tone than the perianth segments, smooth, mouth widely expanded, with rim deeply notched and crenate. Resembles an earlier-flowered 'Emperor' of darker color.

The information that accompanies the historical photo states: “Sir Francis Drake, photographed from bulbs grown at the Coastal Plain Station and forced in the greenhouses at the Arlington Experiment Farm, Rosslyn, VA. This is one of the newer commercial varieties just coming into prominence, but may not be adapted to our conditions.”
DaffSeek 1-15-14.

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