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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 2 - Large-Cupped
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: (see comments)
Bloom season: M - Mid Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Hybridizer: Karel J. van der Veek
Year of registration: 2010
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
Origin of name: Named for wife of Arie Kruyer. (B&B)
Awards: Trial Garden Award
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)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 14-16"
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Butterscotch colored cup backed by overlapping white petals
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Flower Time: 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
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Trial Garden Award

Zone 9b. First year blooms.

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Apr 16, 2013 4:49 PM

RHS describes this Karel van der Veek hybrid as 'Fl. forming a double triangle, 120mm wide; perianth segments 50mm long, very broadly ovate, blunt, mucronate, yellowish white 155B, spreading, with margins a little incurved, with midrib showing, of membranaceous to heavy substance, overlapping half; the inner segments significantly narrower, shouldered at base, a little inflexed; corona 40mm long, cylindrical, smooth, vivid yellow 9A, mouth expanded, neatly ribbed, a little wavy, with rim flanged and crenate'. The International Daffodil Register & Classified List

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