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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 7 - Jonquilla
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Green
Description: White petals are separated and open greenish white, green bowl shaped, narrow cup.3 to 4 flowers per stemthat are star shaped and very sweet scented.
Bloom season: Fall or Autumn
Hybridizer: John A. Hunter
Year of registration: 1999
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Seed parent: Sea Dream
Pollen parent: {N. viridiflorus}
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: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Other: Fall ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Other: Sweetly scented
Flower Color: Other: coded W - G
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
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: Sea Dream x .N.viridiflorus
Child plants: 5 child plants

Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Jan 4, 2016 12:03 PM

A fall-flowering green daffodil from New Zealander John Hunt. It is classified as a Jonquilla daffodil and, like many so classified, has a fine fragrance. Emerald Sea's fragrance is noted as strong and sweet. The flowers, star shaped and down facing, are presented on an umbel (4 to 6 multiple flowers per stem). This cultivar was registered with RHS in 1999.
Its uniqueness places it high on my most-sought-daffodil list.

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