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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 1 - Trumpet (Long Cupped)
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): White
Description: see comments below
Bloom season: M - Mid Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Historics
Hybridizer: Rev. G.H. Engleheart
Year of registration: Registered/flowering pre 1913
Country of Origin: England
Seed parent: J.B.M. Camm
Pollen parent: 'Madame de Graaff'
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)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 12-26 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: see comments
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
Child plants: 22 child plants

Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 12, 2013 7:58 PM

This is an award winning, historically significant daffodil bred by Englishman Rev. G.H. Engleheart before WW I. It has really been utilized by daffodil breeders around the world through the middle of the last century. It has been used as a seed parent 25 times and as a pollen parent 18 times. A full listing of descendants is available at the ADS DaffSeek site - (11-12-13).
DaffSeek describes White Emperor thusly - 'Fl. 95-105 mm wide; perianth segments broadly ovate, blunt, mucronate, creamy white, a little inflexed, slightly concave, overlapping one-third; the inner segments narrower, inflexed at base, reflexed in upper half, slightly twisted; corona funnel-shaped, opening pale cream, becoming creamy white, with mouth finely ribbed and rim narrowly rolled.
Varies between Divisions 1 and 2.'

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