Large-Cupped Daffodil (Narcissus 'Ice Follies') in the Daffodils Database

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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: Green
Other: opening light greenish yellow with tints of a lighter tone, becoming white
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Late winter or early 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
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
Child plants: 9 child plants

These open with a yellow cup and fade to white

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Mar 16, 2012 11:56 AM

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.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Sep 29, 2013 12:01 AM

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!

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 5, 2014 12:20 AM

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'.

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