Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 4 - Double
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: Creamy white flowers w/ yellow flecks. 2 to 3 flowers per stem.
Bloom season: ML - Mid to Late Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Historics
Hybridizer: J.B. van der Schoot
Year of registration: pre 1923
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
Seed parent: Elvira sport
Awards: Award of Garden Merit
Award of Merit
First Class Certificate
Highly Commended
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 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 14 to 16 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Other: sweet, musky fragrance
Flower Color: Bi-Color: White and yellow
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Other: should force well
Inflorescence Height: 14 to 16 inches
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: Award of Merit,1995 FCC 1939 AM 1923,1926,1936 HC 1927
Parentage: Sport of: Elvira
Child plants: one child plant

Common names
  • Double Daffodil
  • Double Narcissus
  • Daffodil

Photo Gallery
Location: Huntsville, Al
Date: 2023-03-23
Location: Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands
Date: 2017-05-03
Photo by MaryDurtschi
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2015-03-28
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-04-06
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-03-18
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2015-03-28
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2015-03-28
Location: my front yard
Date: 2014-05-12

Date: 2014-04-11
Location: Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands
Date: 2017-05-03
Location: Isles of Scilly, Sunnyside Farm
Date: March 2015

Date: c. 1932
photo from the 1932 catalog, M. Van Waveren & Sons, New York City

Date: c. 1937
photo from the 1937 catalog, J. R. McLean Daffodils, Elma, Washin

Date: 2005-05-05
Location: Our yard, Hot Springs Village, AR
Date: 2014-04-10
Location: Madrid, Spain
photo by: A. Barra

Courtesy of RoozenGaarde/
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-04-06
Location: Egg Harbor City, NJ
Date: April 2020

Photo courtesy of Longfield gardens
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Photo by gemini_sage
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2015-03-31

Courtesy of RoozenGaarde/
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2012-04-04
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2015-05-04
Location: my garden in Frederick, MD
Date: 2009-04-04

photo credit: A. Barra
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