Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 6 - Cyclamineus
Color: Perianth (Petals): Yellow
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: Golden yellow w/ long, flared cylindrical trumpet of a deeper yellow; petals reflexed.
Bloom season: VE - Very Early Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Classics
Hybridizer: Percival D. Williams
Year of registration: Yes. pre 1948- year of 1st flowering.
Country of Origin: England
Seed parent: Narcissus cyclamineus
Awards: Award of Garden Merit
Award of 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 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 to 14"
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
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
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Other: AGM 1996, Wister Award 1996, FCC 1976, AM 1955
Parentage: N. cyclamineus x
Child plants: 2 child plants

Common names
  • Cyclamineus Narcissus
  • Daffodil

Photo Gallery
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2019-03-24
Location: My Garden of Good and Evil
Date: 2023-03-05
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2021-04-10
Location: My Garden of Good and Evil
Date: 2023-03-05
Also Narcissus Div.06 'Tete a Tete'

Date: c. 1966
photo from the Daffodil Handbook, special issue of the 'American
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2016-03-22
Location: My Garden of Good and Evil
Date: 2023-02-25
Photo by kniphofia
Photo by DianeSeeds
Location: In my garden, Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens, South Amana, IA
Date: 2009-04-04
Location: Harrogate Flower Show
Date: 2019-04-27
Walkers Bulbs exhibit
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis
Date: 2018-03-31

Date: 2005-04-12
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on May 31, 2013 12:56 PM concerning plant:
    Both seed and pollen are fertile (9 times as seed, 2 times as pollen) and used in breeding new cultivars. Link to descendants ->
    RHS description 'Fl. 95 mm wide; perianth segments ovate, brilliant yellow, with white mucro, reflexed, finely ribbed, twisted, regular, overlapping up to a quarter; corona cylindrical, narrow, smooth, sometimes slightly constricted at mid-point, much deeper than vivid yellow, paling slightly towards base, mouth ribbed, expanded, obscurely 6-lobed, rim flanged and strongly crenate.'
    Resembles an earlier-flowered `Bartley'
    Multiple award winner.
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