Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 1 - Trumpet (Long Cupped)
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: White petals, funnel shaped rich yellow trumpet,
Bloom season: M - Mid Spring
Hybridizer: William Backhouse
Year of registration: Registered, before 1869
Country of Origin: England
Seed parent: N. bicolor
Pollen parent: N. pseudonarcissus
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: 4"-5"
Flower Time: 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. bicolor x N. pseudonarcissus
Child plants: 4 child plants

Common names
  • Trumpet Daffodil
  • Daffodil
Also sold as:
  • The Empress
  • Maximus

Photo Gallery

Date: c. 1884
illustration from 'Gardening World Illustrated', September 27, 18

Date: 2004-04-24

Date: 2005-04-24

Date: c. 1909
photo from 'Irish Gardening', 1909
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Hi there, by kirstyh10 Feb 9, 2022 2:02 AM 0

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