PlantsDaffodils→Trumpet Daffodil (Narcissus 'Horsfieldii')

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Trumpet Daffodil
Give a thumbs up Daffodil

Also sold as:
Sir Robert Peel
Sir R. Peel
Pseudonarcissus Bicolor `Sir Robert Peel'
Mrs. Harrison Weir
President Garfield

Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 1 - Trumpet (Long Cupped)
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: White petals, trumpet is yellow. Used 5 times as seed parent and twice as pollen parent.
Bloom season: EM - Early to Mid Spring
Height classification: Dwarf (to 12.8")
Special Classes: ADS Historics
Hybridizer: John Horsfield
Year of registration: Registered, pre 1945
Country of Origin: England
Origin of name: J Horsfield was a handloom weaver in Lancashire, England
Seed parent: N. pseudonarcissus
Pollen parent: N. bicolor
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: White
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
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
Parentage: N. pseudonarcissus x N. bicolor
Child plants: 2 child plants

Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Sep 5, 2015 3:16 PM

This very rare relic from the dawn of the Golden Age of daffodils was bred by Lancashire weaver John Horsefield (whose name lost an “e” when Latinized.) It was the Model T of daffodils, revealing their enormous potential, and as late as 1907 experts were still praising it as “grand and popular.” With white petals and a rich yellow trumpet, it’s sturdy, handsome, and still awesome. 1 W-Y, 14”, zones 5a-7b/9WC.
Source - Old House Gardens

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