Large-cupped Daffodil (Narcissus 'Fortissimo') in the Daffodils Database

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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 2 - Large-Cupped
Color: Perianth (Petals): Yellow
Color: Corona (Cups): Orange
Description: Large flowered bloom with yellow petals and an orange cup.
Bloom season: M - Mid Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Classics
Hybridizer: de Graaff Bros
Year of registration: 1964
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
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: 18 - 20 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Spring
Other: can be forced
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


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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Apr 11, 2014 2:44 AM

Experienced an unusual situation occasioned by this daffodil yesterday. Plant was one of the last of a bunch of forced daffodils over the winter. Bulbs produced good sized plants that were flopping over. When I brought them upstairs to enjoy them, I couldn't find a suitable place to put them. They were so flopped that the only way to enjoy them was by looking up at them, so I decided to put them on top of the refrigerator. They looked ok there (pic of this in DB). Later, when I was getting some refreshment from refrigerator, the whole pot of bulbs jumped down from up there, sailing down and grazing my head (like ruffing my hair) before landing upright on the kitchen floor. I said wow! to myself. I cut the blooms off and stuck them in a vase (pic of this in DB).

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Apr 29, 2013 3:56 PM

This entry has been described as 'gargantuan'. Considered an excellent garden plant and companion to other bulbs.

The International Daffodil Register & Classified List lists two cultivars so named. The other one is a registered Division 1 Trumpet daffodil w/ white petals and a soft yellow corona first flowering before 1934.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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