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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 4 - Double
Color: Perianth (Petals): Yellow
Color: Corona (Cups): Orange
Description: Multiple rows of soft yel petals w/ red segments in middle.
Bloom season: ML - Mid to Late Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Classics
Hybridizer: J. Lionel Richardson
Year of registration: 1956
Country of Origin: Ireland
Origin of name: Part of J. Lionel Richardson's series of double daffodils with exotic names.
Seed parent: Falaise
Pollen parent: Ceylon
Awards: Award of Garden Merit
Award of Merit
First Class Certificate
Preliminary Commendation
Wister Award
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 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 14 to 16"
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Other: Thought of as 'blast resistant'. (Brent and Becky's)
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Inflorescence Height: 14 to 16 inches
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: Other: Wister 2003; AGM 1995; FCC(e) 1961; FCC Haarlem 1961; AM Haarlem 1961; PC 1956;
Parentage: Falaise x Ceylon


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Posted by critterologist (Frederick, MD - Zone 6b) on May 21, 2013 10:37 PM

The first double daffodil I've grown and still one of my favorites. I love the little sparkles of brilliant orange color, and the scent is such a sweet perfume! It's a moderate increaser for me.

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on May 27, 2013 7:16 AM

The International Daffodil Register & Classified List of the RHS has two registered daffodils of this name. The other is a division 2 entry from Australia/New Zealand w/ first flowering noted around 1927.

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Dec 3, 2013 2:52 PM

Both seed and pollen fertile. Used in breeding programs 3 times as seed parent and 16 times as pollen parent. List of descendants viewable at
DaffSeek 12-3-13.

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