Double Daffodil (Narcissus 'Rose of May') in the Daffodils Database

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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 4 - Double
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): White
Description: see comments below
Bloom season: VL - Very Late Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Classics
Intermediates List
Hybridizer: Guy Wilson
Year of registration: Registered; 1st flowering pre 1950
Country of Origin: Ireland
Seed parent: (Cushendall x Cantabile)
Pollen parent: 'Smyrna'
Awards: Award of 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)
Plant Height: 16 to 18 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Other: rose fragrance
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Groundcover
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Gophers/Voles
Rabbit Resistant
Squirrels
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Bulbs
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Flies
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Award of Merit twice
Parentage: Smyrna x (Cushendall x Cantabile)

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Feb 8, 2014 11:06 AM

Old House Gardens description - 'As fragrant as any rose, this elegant, double pheasant’s-eye was bred by Guy Wilson, the shy Irish fellow who gave the world ‘Broughshane’ and dozens of other impeccable daffodils. With blowsy whorls of ivory white petals it looks like an old-fashioned rose, too. Best in cool, moist spots with well-drained soil.' Available.

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