PlantsDaffodils→Large Cupped Daffodil (Narcissus 'Bessiebelle')

Common names:
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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 2 - Large-Cupped
Color: Perianth (Petals): Green
Color: Corona (Cups): Green
Description: Creamy green petals, cup opens apricot, turns green
Bloom season: M - Mid Spring
Height classification: Tall (over 26.6")
Hybridizer: W. Michael Spry
Year of registration: not registered, introduced in 1975
Country of Origin: Australia
Seed parent: Constance
Pollen parent: 'Port Kembla'
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)
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: Coded G - G (green - green)
Flower Time: 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
Parentage: Constance x Port Kembla

Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Jan 14, 2015 11:02 PM

There really is a green daffodil...

Here's an interesting large cupped daffodil that has cream green petals and a cup that opens apricot then turns green.
Bessiebelle was bred in Australia pre 1975 by W Michael Spry. It's relatively tall and blooms in mid spring.

(May be hard to obtain here in America).

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