Large Cupped Daffodil (Narcissus 'White Melody') in the Daffodils Database

Common names:
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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 2 - Large-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")
Hybridizer: Tom Bloomer
Year of registration: 1970
Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
Origin of name: Part of Tom Bloomer's “White” series.
Seed parent: Glenbush
Pollen parent: 'Empress of Ireland'
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
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: 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

Comments:
Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 15, 2013 11:20 AM

A description according to “Rathowen daffodils” 1973 catalog: “This is a large 2c. of almost trumpet size from 'Rashee' x 'Empress of Ireland'. The petals are broad, smooth and of good waxy substance, the large cup is of good proportion and is neatly rolled at the tip.” ' (DaffSeek 11-15-13).

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