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Division: Division 6 - Cyclamineus
Color: Perianth (Petals): Yellow
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: All yellow daffodil; petals look like swept back wings, cylindrical cup.
Bloom season: VE - Very Early Spring
Height classification: Dwarf (to 12.8")
Special Classes: Miniatures List
Hybridizer: Grant E. Mitsch
Year of registration: 1976
Country of Origin: United States
Seed parent: Nazareth
Pollen parent: {N. cyclamineus}
Awards: Award of Garden Merit
First Class Certificate
Pannill Award
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)
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Other: Excellent to force.
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
AAS (All-America Selection®)
Other: Pannil Award (1999), FCC (1998), Wister Award (1997), AGM (2001)
Parentage: Nazareth x N. cyclamineus


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By jmorth on September 18, 2013

Most daffodils are easy to force over winter. Let's discuss the best methods, and finish by giving some examples of some favorite cultivars from the various divisions.

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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-04-07Forced
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Location: Rosetta- TasmaniaDate: 2 SEPT 2012SHOW CLASS \"RAPTURE\"
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-11-06
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Location: southeast OhioDate: 2018-03-14
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-05-03
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-04-26
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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Jan 30, 2013 9:38 PM

One of the premier cultivars of its class. Excellent to force. Swept back petals look like it's blooming in front of a fan. Less than a foot in height. Good for the show bench. More tolerant of partial shade than other daffodils. Multiple awards winner. Bred in the US by G.E. Mitsch..
The International Daffodil Register & Classified List notes several matches for this daffodil's designation. This is the only one in the Cyclamineus (Div 6) category (others are in division 1 or 9).

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Posted by mantisOH (Athens, Ohio - Zone 6a) on Apr 18, 2018 10:15 PM

Long lasting (over 3 weeks here) and withstands adverse weather.

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