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Common names:
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Also sold as:
Golden Rose
Golden Phoenix
Poached Egg
Queltia Plene
Yellow Phoenix
Aurantius Plenus

Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 4 - Double
Color: Perianth (Petals): Yellow
Color: Corona (Cups): Orange
Description: see comments below
Bloom season: VE - Very Early Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Historics
Hybridizer: Unknown
Year of registration: Registered/flowering pre 1777
Country of Origin: Unknown
Origin of name: Name doubtless suggested by the colouring n the flowers which is of a light butter-yellow
Awards: Award of Merit
Innovation Medal
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: 16-18 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Other: Faintly fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Orange and yellow
Flower Time: Late winter or early 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
Awards and Recognitions: Other: AM Haarlem 1913 (under name 'Golden Rose')
Child plants: one child plant


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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Dec 2, 2013 7:15 PM

DaffSeek says - 'Perianth and other petaloid segments in several whorls, broadly ovate, blunt, yellow; outer whorl spreading, with margins wavy, separated; inner whorls a little shorter and narrower, inflexed, or at center strongly inflexed, with margins incurled; corona segments interspersed, short, broad orange, sometimes more nearly yellow.

A description according to Daffodils, narcissus, and how to grow them as a hardy plants for cut... 1907 by Arthur Martin Kirby, when known as 'Auirantus Plenus', “The common old double English garden daffodil known as 'Butter and Eggs', a name doubtless suggested by the colouring n the flowers which is of a light butter-yellow shading to orange at the centre. A free-growing and free-flowering variety, which if left undisturbed eventually forms large clumps or masses'

Old House Gardens says - ' authentic Southern heirloom — hardy north to zone 5 — that’s been a folk favorite and passalong plant for centuries. Its soft yellow petals are interspersed with shorter ones of gold to almost orange, and even snooty William Robinson in The English Flower Garden praised it, as “handsome and abundant.”

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Does anyone grow the variety of Narcissus, 'Fragrant Rose'? by SongofJoy Oct 17, 2011 8:42 AM 23

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