Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 11a - Split-Cupped Collar
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Pink
Description: White petalsm w/ cup opening yellow and turns pink as it matures
Bloom season: M - Mid Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Hybridizer: Jack Gerritsens
Year of registration: 2013
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
Origin of name: Named in honor of a good friend of the Heath family who held their musical community together for many years by sharing her incredible talent as a professional pianist
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: 14"-16"
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Other: Sweetly scented
Flower Color: Pink
Other: cup opens yellow, turns pink
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
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

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

  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Sep 2, 2015 2:01 AM concerning plant:
    Mary Gay Lirette - named for our good friend who held our musical community together with her incredible talent as a pianist; the flower opens with a yellow cup that quickly turns salmon and folds back against white petals; as strong and beautiful as its namesake was! (DNII)14"-16"; early-mid spring.
    Description courtesy of Brent and Becky's Bulbs

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