Poeticus Daffodil (Narcissus 'Wordsworth') in the Daffodils Database

Common names:
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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 9 - Poeticus
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Green
Red
Description: 'Corona disc-shaped, brilliant greenish yellow, with strong yellow-green at base and a narrow band of orange-red at rim, with a line of white between the yellow and the red.' DaffSeek 11-23-13
Bloom season: ML - Mid to Late Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Hybridizer: W. Balch
Year of registration: Registered/flowering pre 1931
Country of Origin: New Zealand
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 7b
Plant Height: 12-26 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: color coded W - GYR
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: AM(e)(NZ) 1931

Comments:
Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 23, 2013 2:36 PM

New Zealander Edward (Ted) W. Cotter has used this cultivar twice as a seed parent ('Auden' and 'Rupert Brooke') in 1975.

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