Large Cup Daffodil (Narcissus 'Will Scarlett') 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): Orange
Description: White petals separated , orange - scarlet bowl shaped cup.
Bloom season: ML - Mid to Late Spring
Height classification: Tall (over 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Historics
Hybridizer: Rev. G.H. Engleheart
Year of registration: Registered/flowering pre 1898
Country of Origin: England
Origin of name: Youngest of Robin Hood's 'Merry Men'.
Seed parent: N. abscissus
Pollen parent: {N. radiiflorus} var. {poetarum}
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)
Plant Height: 21 to 23 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
White
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
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
Awards and Recognitions: Other: FCC 1988
Parentage: N. abscissus x N. radiiflorus var. poetarum
Child plants: 6 child plants

Comments:
Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 20, 2013 12:17 PM

An award-winning, historically significant daffodil introduced late in the 19th century (1898) from the Right Rev. G.H. Engleheart (England).
This daffodil has been utilized often in breeding programs (10 times as a seed parent, 11 times as pollen parent).




The brilliant color of this groundbreaking daffodil so dazzled the world when it was first introduced that three bulbs sold for £100 — the equivalent today of over $10,000. Its petals are notoriously unruly, but as William Arnold wrote in 1921, “though a somewhat loosely put together flower, [it] is nevertheless very handsome.” Bred by the illustrious Rev. Engleheart, it’s well named for the youngest of Robin Hood’s Merry Men who is often depicted wearing red silk. 2 W-O, 21-23”, late-mid season, zones 4a-7b(9bWC)
Old House Gardens comment.

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