Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 5 - Triandrus
Color: Perianth (Petals): Yellow
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: 6 to 8 fl / stem - pale yel nodding bells, short cups, petals yellow
Bloom season: ML - Mid to Late Spring
Height classification: Dwarf (to 12.8")
Special Classes: RHS Historics List
ADS Historics
Miniatures List
Hybridizer: Dr. William M. Thomson
Year of registration: pre 1928
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Origin of name: Named for the town in North Island, New Zealand where Dr. Thomson practiced medicine
Seed parent: Narcissus jonquilla
Pollen parent: Narcissus triandrus
Awards: Award of Garden Merit
Award of Merit
Wister Award
Links: DaffSeek - Daffodil Database
RHS - Daffodil Register

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 5 to 6"
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Other: scented
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Other: very forciable/excellent in pots
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: AM 1938, AGM 1996, Wister 2008
Parentage: N. jonquilla x N. triandrus

Common names
  • Triandrus Daffodil
  • Angel's Tears
  • Daffodil

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Date: 2021-04-29
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Date: 04/16/2012
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Date: 2022-10-05
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Date: 2022-10-05
Location: -Tasmania 2014
Date: 2019-09-15
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2010-04-27
with bee :-)
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2011-04-01

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Location: Madrid, Spain
photo by: Cillas

Date: 2008-05-07
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2011-04-13
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2008-04-26
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2009-04-26
Location: My Garden
Location: St L Daffodil Show
Date: 2016-04-09
Forced for the show.
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  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Jun 1, 2013 8:54 AM concerning plant:
    A good selection to force over winter. At 5 to 6", its miniature size lends well to such a project. A much-flowering heirloom from pre-1928 New Zealand. A cute little, sweetly scented, marginally fertile daffodil (seed parent of Pearlie).
    Said to resemble 'April Tears.'
    Multiple award winner.
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