Large Cupped Daffodil (Narcissus 'Dorothy Simmons') in the Daffodils Database

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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 1 - Trumpet (Long Cupped)
Color: Perianth (Petals): Green
Color: Corona (Cups): Green
Description: Green daffodil ('luminous' lemon green)
Bloom season: EM - Early to Mid Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Hybridizer: W. Michael Spry
Year of registration: not registered, introduced by 1975
Country of Origin: Australia
Seed parent: Judy Davidson
Pollen parent: Fairbairn sdlg
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: Late winter or early spring
Other: Forcible
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: Judy Davidson x

Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Oct 17, 2015 1:01 PM

This, if I remember correctly, is only the second daffodil I've reviewed that is green flowered (reviewed maybe half of the 26000 listed). It was bred by a famous Australian breeder, W Michael Spry, around 1975 from 'Judy Davidson' and a seedling from Fairbairn (another moderately famous hybridizer). Spry describes 'Dorothy Simmons' as: "Early, large, frilly decorative, remarkable luminous lemon green color" (from Spry's typed cultivar list).

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