Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 13 - Species (Botanical and Wild Variant)
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: White petals, yellowish cup w/ orange and red). Used 8 times as a seed parent and 7 times as a pollen parent.
Bloom season: Spring
Special Classes: ADS Classics
Miniatures List
Hybridizer: n/a
Year of registration: n/a
Origin of name: means ' of Greece'

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: 30 cm or taller
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: 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: Stratify 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: 2010 Great Plant Picks Award Winner

Common names
  • Species Daffodil
  • Pheasant's Eye
  • Daffodil
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Narcissus poeticus subsp. poeticus
  • Synonym: Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus
  • Synonym: Narcissus recurvus
  • Synonym: Narcissus poeticus var. hellenicus
  • Synonym: Narcissus hellenicus
  • Synonym: Narcissus poeticus var. majalis
  • Synonym: Narcissus majalis
  • Synonym: Narcissus patellaris

Photo Gallery
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-04-11
Location: Wisconsin zone 5a
Date: 2018-05-10

Date: 1837
illustration detail [as N. recurvus, N. majalis + N. tripodalis]
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-03-30
Narcissus poeticus 002
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2014-05-02
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. 
Date: 2009-05-10
Grown at the base of a Black Walnut tree for more than 50 years.
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2014-05-02
Location: Northern Illinois (Zone 5a)
Date: 2013-05-11

Wild grown
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2014-05-02
Location: St Louis
Date: 2021-04-25

Courtesy of RoozenGaarde/
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2020-05-13
Daffodil (Narcissus poeticus subsp. poeticus) .
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-04-04
Narcissus poeticus 005
Location: St Louis
Date: 2021-04-25
Location: Wisconsin
Date: 2014-05-16
Pheasant's Eye Daffodil

Date: 2008-05-14

Date: 2008-05-14
Location: Madrid, Spain
photo by: Cillas
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