Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 1 - Trumpet (Long Cupped)
Color: Perianth (Petals): Yellow
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: All yellow miniature trumpet daffodil. Fertile - 8 times as seed parent, 5 as pollen parent. Cup's rim is a darker yellow.
Bloom season: VE - Very Early Spring
Height classification: Dwarf (to 12.8")
Special Classes: ADS Classics
ADS Historics
Miniatures List
Hybridizer: J. Gerritsen & Son
Year of registration: 1959
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
Awards: Award of Garden 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: 4 to 5 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Other: Great forcer
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: AGM 1977
Parentage: Sport of: N. minor
Child plants: 2 child plants

Common names
  • Trumpet Daffodil
  • Daffodil

Photo Gallery
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A very early daffodil
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Date: 2015-04-01
Location: St Louis Daffodil Show (Mobot)
Date: 2018-03-31
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Apr 12, 2017 1:10 PM concerning plant:
    Old House Gardens on Little Gem - 'No bigger than a crocus and almost as early, this selected form of the Pyrenean mountains wildflower N. minor is so small and perfect you may have trouble believing it’s real. Its tiny, bright yellow trumpets fit anywhere and force eagerly. 1 Y-Y, 4-6”, zones 4a-7b.'
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Sep 2, 2015 11:36 AM concerning plant:
    Little Gem - (1 Y-Y) division 1, trumpet; golden yellow and a terrific forcer, looks great in strawberry pots and in the early garden with other tiny, early blooming flowers; (10/12cm); whz 4-9; 4"-5"; 1938; early spring.
    Quote from Brent and Becky's Bulbs.

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