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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 5 - Triandrus
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): White
Description: 2 to 4 flowers per stem; opens and stays all white, fl. face slightly downward but more out facing than other Triandrus daffodils. Pollen fertile.
Bloom season: ML - Mid to Late Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Special Classes: RHS Historics List
Hybridizer: M. van Waveren & Sons
Year of registration: pre 1916
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
Seed parent: N. triandrus subsp. triandrus var. triandrus
Pollen parent: 2W-W seedling
Awards: Award of Merit
Forcing 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
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: 12-14 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Other: warm days potentiate fragrance
Flower Color: White
Other: Pure white.
Flower Time: 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: Other: Wister (2013), Forcing Award (1921), Award of Merit (1919); 2010 Great Plant Picks Award Winner
Parentage: N. triandrus subsp. triandrus var. triandrus x sdlg
Child plants: 2 child plants


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Posted by critterologist (Frederick, MD - Zone 6b) on May 21, 2013 10:42 PM

One of the last to bloom in my garden, 'Thalia' provides a gentle end to the spring daffodil show. Their delicate windswept looking blooms are sweetly fragrant, not as individually powerful as 'Tahiti' or some of the other double and split-corona daffs, but with none of the muskiness of paperwhites, either. They increase well for me; 50 bulbs has turned into a nice little drift in the past 5 or 6 years.

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on May 10, 2013 5:58 PM

An heirloom (1916) daffodil that opens all white. Formerly was wrongly listed as a division 8 daffodil. Winner of forcing award in 1921. My experience confirms its appeal as an excellent forcing subject. After forcing, it may be transplanted into garden for flowering in subsequent years.

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 1, 2013 1:18 AM

Winner of the 2013 Wister Award from ADS. Well deserved. The Wister is awarded for garden performance and show quality. Good growers, many bloom stalks, and tremendous performance under various climatic situations are part of the qualifying criteria.

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