Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 11b - Split-Cupped Papillon
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: see comments below. Seed parent once.
Bloom season: ML - Mid to Late Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Classics
Hybridizer: J.W.A. Lefeber
Year of registration: 1962
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
Awards: Award of Merit
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: 12-26 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: coded W - Y/W
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
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: Other: Award of Merit 1962

Common names
  • Split-Cupped Papillon Daffodil
  • Split-corona Daffodil
  • Split-cupped Narcissus
  • Butterfly Narcissus
  • Daffodil

Photo Gallery
Location: Iowa
Location: Iowa
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2015-04-23
Location: Iowa
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-04-15
Location: Iowa
Location: Iowa
Date: 2018-04-28
Photo by gemini_sage
Location: Critter's garden in Frederick MD
Date: 2015-05-18
Still loving the clear yellow "pinwheel" in this daff

Date: 2005-04-28
Location: Critter's garden in Frederick, MD
Date: 2012-03-23
Location: Critter's garden in Frederick, MD
Date: 2012-03-23
Downturned blooms are typical of this variety, at least in my gar
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire
Date: 2017-04-23
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-04-15

Photo courtesy of Longfield gardens
  • Uploaded by Joy
  • Posted by critterologist (Frederick, MD - Zone 6b) on May 21, 2013 10:30 PM concerning plant:
    The blooms are startlingly lovely but hard to appreciate in the garden due to their tendency to hang downward.
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Oct 6, 2013 9:15 AM concerning plant:
    RHS describes this cultivar thusly -'Fl. 100 mm wide; perianth segments broad in outline, blunt or truncate at apex, prominently mucronate, spreading, concave, overlapping half; inner segments slightly mucronate, margins wavy; cup is split to base, the six segments half as long as the perianth segments and alternate, ovate, truncate sometimes deeply bi-lobed, yellow at base and in a longitudinal band at midrib narrowing towards the apex, with yellow sometimes touched orange and with broad patches of white at margins, spreading or a little inflexed, margins wavy or incurled, overlapping, with some short extra growths at the overlap.
    ‘The Royal Horticultural Society Horticultural Database’, available at
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