Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 7 - Jonquilla
Color: Perianth (Petals): Yellow
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: see comments below
Bloom season: VL - Very Late Spring
Height classification: Dwarf (to 12.8")
Special Classes: RHS Historics List
ADS Historics
Hybridizer: Barr and Sons
Year of registration: Yes, pre 1937 - 1st flowering.
Country of Origin: England
Seed parent: {N. assoanus}
Pollen parent: ?{N. poeticus}
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)
Plant Height: dwarf
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Other: pale yellow petals mature to creamy white
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Other: Can force for early indoor bloom.
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: shoulders should clear soil line
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant
Parentage: N. assoanus x

Common names
  • Jonquilla Daffodil
  • Apodanthus Daffodil
  • Daffodil

Photo Gallery
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2012-04-23

Date: 2009-05-15

Date: 2008-05-18
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-12-09
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Dec 4, 2011 11:14 AM concerning plant:
    Introduced in 1937. Good to force. Division 7 Jonquilla.
    RHS description -'Fls 2-3 per stem, rounded; perianth segments very broadly ovate, blunt or truncate, opening deep yellow, becoming paler in tone, with white mucro, concave, with margins often incurling, overlapping half; the inner segments with margins wavy; corona shallow or very shallow bowl-shaped, broad, ribbed, orange-yellow, with a band of reddish orange at rim of variable width and variable depth of colour, frilled. Scented. Dwarf to standard. Late.'
    ‘The Royal Horticultural Society Horticultural Database’, available at

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Daffodils Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Daffodils (Narcissus)

« The Daffodils Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by adknative and is called "Baby Blue Eyes"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.