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Common names:
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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 9 - Poeticus
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: see comments below
Hybridizer: Mary Lou Gripshover
Year of registration: 2003 (1st flowering appx. 1980).
Country of Origin: United States
Origin of name: Named for an Ohio-born poet (Akron, 1952) who was poet laureate of the U.S. From 1993-1995.
Seed parent: ’Dactyl’
Pollen parent: Evans Div. 9 sdlg (W - R)
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: Coded as W - GYO
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
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

Narcissus \"Rita Dove\", blooming in Akron, Ohio

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Oct 7, 2013 7:24 PM

Description from DaffSeek (10-7-13) - 'Fl. rounded; perianth segments broad in outline, squarish or truncate at apex, slightly mucronate, slightly reflexed, smooth and of heavy substance, overlapping half; inner segments appearing to be more nearly acute at apex, spathulate, margins wavy and sometimes incurling; cup is disc-shaped, ribbed, yellow in a narrow band at mid-zone, green and orange in broad bands at base and rim respectively, with rim entire'.

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