Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 2 - Large-Cupped
Color: Perianth (Petals): Yellow
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: RHS - 'Fl. 120 mm wide; perianth segments broadly or very broadly ovate, blunt, fairly prominently mucronate, sulphur yellow, ; corona broad funnel-shaped, darker in tone than the perianth segments, with mouth expanded and frilled, rim notched.
Bloom season: M - Mid Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Historics
Hybridizer: Percival D. Williams
Year of registration: pre 1927
Country of Origin: England
Awards: Award of Garden Merit
Award of Merit
First Class Certificate
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 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Other: Vanilla-like scent
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Two-toned yellow
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Flower Time: Spring
Other: Forcible
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Groundcover
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Gophers/Voles
Rabbit Resistant
Squirrels
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Bulbs
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Flies
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Other: AGM 1995, FCC 1939, AM 1930 and 36
Child plants: 8 child plants

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Common names
  • Large-cupped Daffodil
  • Long-cupped Narcissus
  • Daffodil
Also sold as:
  • Nimrod

Photo Gallery
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Date: 2015-04-18
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Date: 2017-05-14
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Location: Keukenhof, Lisse, Netherlands
Date: 2019-04-05
Location: Keukenhof, Lisse, Netherlands
Date: 2019-04-05
Location: Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands
Date: 2017-05-03
Location: Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands
Date: 2017-05-03
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2018-10-25

Date: c. 1966
photo from the Daffodil Handbook, special issue of the 'American
Location: My Garden, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2017-05-14
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2019-03-01
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2019-03-05
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2019-01-20
being forced

Credit NPS

Photo courtesy of Old House Gardens

Date: c. 1936
photo from the 1936 catalog, John Scheepers, New York City

Date: c. 1948
illustration from the 1948 catalog, Cooley's Gardens, Silverton,

Date: c. 1941
photo from the 1941 catalog, Oregon Bulb Farms, Sandy, Oregon
Comments:
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Feb 19, 2018 7:47 PM concerning plant:
    According to 'Daffodil' by Noel Kingsbury (published in 2013), Carlton is now considered the world's most planted daffodil.
    It is both seed and pollen fertile; used as a seed parent 5 times, as a pollen parent 7 times. Most crosses came from the Netherlands (7), 3 from England, and 1 time each from Czech Republic and USA. The latest cross resulting in a named cultivar was in 2004.
    Carlton received the RHS's Award of Garden Merit in 1995, a most prestigious award.
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on May 12, 2013 3:08 PM concerning plant:
    Also known as Nimrod. Two-toned yellow flower has a vanilla-like scent. An excellent perennializer that does well in the south. Some sources say this cultivar is the world's 2nd most numerous daffodil. Can be forced and then set out into the garden for blooming in subsequent years.
    Carlton increases vigorously.
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DeweyRooter On October 16, 2023 Transplanted
Planted in two batches--one along back fence and second under pine tree in front of shed bed
DeweyRooter On October 14, 2023 Obtained plant
Received 10 bulbs from Old House Gardens.
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