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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
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
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: RHS AGM
Other: AGM 1995, FCC 1939, AM 1930 and 36
Child plants: 8 child plants


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By jmorth on September 18, 2013

Most daffodils are easy to force over winter. Let's discuss the best methods, and finish by giving some examples of some favorite cultivars from the various divisions.

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on May 12, 2013 3:08 PM

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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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Feb 19, 2018 7:47 PM

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.

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