Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 2 - Large-Cupped
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: White petals broadly ovate, truncate, very slightly mucronate, overlap half. Shallow cup very widely expanded, heavily ribbed, opens green tinted yellow, changes to white.
Bloom season: EM - Early to Mid Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Classics
Hybridizer: Konynenburg & Mark
Year of registration: pre 1953
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
Seed parent: John Evelyn
Awards: Award of Garden Merit
First Class Certificate
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 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 16 - 18 inches
Plant Spread: 6 to 9 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: opening light greenish yellow with tints of a lighter tone, becoming white
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
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
Preferred depth: shoulder of bloom at soil level for forcing
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Other: Wister Award and FCC
Parentage: John Evelyn x unknown
Child plants: 9 child plants

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Common names
  • Large-Cupped Daffodil
  • Daffodil

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Location: central Illinois
Date: 3-2-20
Location: My garden, Ukraine, Zaporizhzhya region Zone: 6a 
Date: 2021-04-22
Location: j c raulston arboretum, ncsu,  raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2024-02-14
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Date: 2020-03-04
Location: central Illinois
Date: 4-1-11
Location: In my garden
Date: 2015-04-23
Location: Twisp
Date: April
These open with a yellow cup and fade to white
Location: Zone 6
Date: April 5
Love the size of the blooms and strong stems
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date: 2023-02-25
Uploaded by Henhouse
Location: Iowa
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Fairfax, VA | March, 2023
Date: 2023-03-09
Garden escapee. There are sooooo many with soooo many shades of p
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Date: 2024-02-14

Date: 2022-03-26
Location: Henry County, Virginia
Date: 2018-03-16
Ice Follies blooming in March!
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Date: 2023-03-15
Location: j c raulston arboretum, raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2020-02-25
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Location: central Illinois
Date: 2020-03-29
Location: Twisp
Location: Fairfax, VA | March, 2023
Date: 2023-03-09
Garden escapee. There are sooooo many with soooo many shades of p
Location: Iowa
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: j c raulston arboretum, ncsu,  raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2020-02-25
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: April 15, 2021
Midway from lemon to white
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: April 10, 2021
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: 2024-04-14
N Ice Follies
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: 2021-04-10
Daffodil Ice Follies
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2007-03-27

Date: 2022-03-20
Uploaded by mattsmom
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2017-05-03
An all time favourite - early and long lasting.

Date: 2024-04-14
Location: March 2023 | Fairfax VA
Date: 2023-03-04
Location: March 2023 | Fairfax VA
Date: 2023-03-04
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: March 22 , 2018
Location: Maine, my garden
Date: 2014-05-07
Location: My yard
Date: April 11, 2024
First year growing Ice Follies.
Location: Prescott, AZ
Date: 2017-03-17
The blooms face south.
Location: In my garden
Location: My garden, KY
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 4-10-2015
#Pollination

Date: 2022-04-14
Location: my garden, Zone 7a
Date: 2012-03-19

Date: 2013-03-06
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Date: 2023-03-04
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Date: 3-2-20
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Date: 2018-04-11
Location: my yard
Date: 2020-03-03
a field of daffodils in the city
Location: RavenCroft Cottage
Date: 2010-04-02
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2019-10-01
Uploaded by Polymerous
Location: Jones OK,
Date: March 2015
Ice Follies Daffodil
Location: Frederick MD
Date: 2009-04-21
older blooms gradually turn white
Location: Frederick MD
Date: 2009-04-21
newly opened bloom
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-04-01

Date: 2013-03-06
Location: Niles, Illinois
Date: April 2004
photo by: Kelly Martin
Location: My Garden of Good and Evil
Date: 2023-03-11
Location: My Garden of Good and Evil
Date: 2023-03-11
Location: My Garden of Good and Evil
Date: 2023-03-11
A little bit signs of hybridation (probably with N.'Ice King') An
Location: Mountains of northern California
Date: March 22 , 2018
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: April 19, 2021
Bleached to White
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-04-12

Courtesy of RoozenGaarde/Tulips.com

Date: 2008-04-21

Date: 2015-03-12
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2-2-20
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2007-03-27
Location: my front yard which is on a 6 lane thoroughfare in the heart of Dallas.  my gift to commuters.
Date: 2023-02-27
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-03-10
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-03-14
Location: Prescott, AZ
Date: 2017-03-17

Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2017-03-19
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-04-05
Location: RavenCroft Cottage
Date: 2010-04-02
Location: central Illinois
Date: 4-1-11

Date: 2013-03-06

Date: 2013-03-06
Location: My Garden of Good and Evil
Date: 2023-03-11
Location: In my garden
Date: 2015-04-13
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-04-01
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-04-01
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Date: 2017-04-02

Date: 2009-04-23

Date: 2015-03-12

Date: 2015-03-12

Date: 2015-03-12
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-03-17
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Date: 2012-03-18
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2012-03-18
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-03-31

Date: 2012-11-12

Date: 2012-11-12
Location: My yard in Middle Tennessee
Date: 2013-04-04
Uploaded by Paul2032
Uploaded by Paul2032
Uploaded by Paul2032

Date: 2014-03-26
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Comments:
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 5, 2014 12:20 AM concerning plant:
    Old House Gardens has high regards for Ice Follies, as evidenced in this quote:
    'Winner of both the ADS’s highest honor, the Wister Award, and the Royal Horticultural Society’s AGM for “outstanding excellence,” this popular daffodil opens with a broad, ruffled, yellow cup that matures to almost white. It’s tough enough to naturalize along a highway yet beautiful enough to win a place in world-class gardens from Chanticleer to Filoli. 2 W-W, 20-24”, early-mid season, zones 4a-8b'.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Sep 29, 2013 12:01 AM concerning plant:
    I've grown 'Ice Follies' for many years. I've always loved it. It's charming, beautiful, and unforgettable! Once you see this flower, you will always remember that it's Ice Follies! Very distinctive looking!
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Mar 16, 2012 11:56 AM concerning plant:
    A popular daffodil w/ unusually large flowers (to 4" across). Each flower features white petals and a flattened ruffled yellow cup that matures to creamy white. One flower per stem. Excellent fresh cut flower. Easy to force.

    Grow in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best in organically rich, sandy to loams that drain well. Plant bulbs 4-6" deep and 3-6” apart in fall. After the flowers have bloomed, the top portion of each flower stem may be removed. Foliage should not be cut back until it begins to yellow. Flowers usually face the sun, so bulbs should be grown with any shade areas at the rear of the planting. Bulbs can be left undisturbed for a number of years.

    Blooms year after year and keeps multiplying. Rates 5 stars at MOBOT.
  • Posted by sallyg (central Maryland - Zone 7b) on Mar 31, 2020 6:00 AM concerning plant:
    A lovely and reliable daffodil in my Maryland garden, I have had them for decades.
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