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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 1 - Trumpet (Long Cupped)
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: see comments below
Bloom season: ML - Mid to Late Spring
Height classification: Tall (over 26.6")
Hybridizer: W. Backhouse
Year of registration: Registered/1st flowering pre 1869
Country of Origin: England
Origin of name: Named after the location where this daffodil was raised, namely Wolsingham in Weardale, England
Seed parent: N. abscissus
Awards: 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)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: tall
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
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
Child plants: 9 child plants

photo from the 1900 catalog, Barr & Sons, London, England

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 5, 2013 3:00 PM

This very old cultivar has been utilized in various breeding programs as it is both seed and pollen fertile. Used 16 times as seed parent and 21 times as pollen parent. List of descendants available at (11-5-13).
Description from same -'Fl. up to 127 mm wide; perianth segments broadly or very broadly ovate, blunt, only slightly mucronate, milk white or pale sulfur, touched with the corona color at base, inflexed, with margins wavy, somewhat creased or with broad midrib showing, of good substance, overlapping 1/3; inner segments twisted; corona cylindrical, lightly ribbed, primrose yellow, paling a little at base, mouth expanded, rim broadly and irregularly crenate and a little flanged. Resembles a larger and paler-flowered 'Empress' with the corona mouth more widely expanded. Received FCC in 1944 under the name of 'Weardale'.'

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