Bulbocodium Daffodil (Narcissus 'White Laus Tibi') in the Daffodils Database

Common names:
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Give a thumbs up Hoop Petticoat Daffodil

Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 10 - Bulbocodium
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Description: an ancient daffodil
Year of registration: Registered/1st flowering pre 1548
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 9b
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: white petals
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 14, 2013 7:54 PM

One of the oldest daffodils I've come across with a first flowering date of before 1548. It's a hoop petticoat type flower.
Found some references to this ancient daffodil on the internet -
a) '1878 - ‎Agriculture
Laus tibi, "a narcissus with white flowers. It groweth plenteously in my Lorde's garden in Syon and it is called of divers White Laus tibi." — Turner's Herball, pt. ii. (from book '500 Pointes of Good Husbandrie')
b) Eng., narcissus, white laus tibi (WT 1568, pt. 2, p. 62); late flownng bulbus violet (JG 1597, p. 120). Ger., weisz Hor- nungszblumen, Mertzenblumen (HS, p. 485). (from a 16th century book called 'De Historia Stirpium Commentarii Insignes')

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