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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 4 - Double
Color: Perianth (Petals): White
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: see comments below
Bloom season: ML - Mid to Late Spring
Height classification: Tall (over 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Classics
Hybridizer: de Graaff-Gerharda
Year of registration: pre 1949
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
Seed parent: Mary Copeland
Pollen parent: John Evelyn
Awards: Award of Garden Merit
Award of Merit
First Class Certificate
Highly Commended
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: tall
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: White and yellow
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
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
Other: also, Award of Merit (4 times), 1st Class Certificate, and Highly Commended
Parentage: Mary Copeland x John Evelyn
Child plants: 3 child plants


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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Oct 8, 2013 10:08 AM

RHS description - 'Fl. 92 mm wide; perianth and other petaloid segments in two whorls, broadly or very broadly ovate, creamy white; the outer whorl spreading or a little inflexed, truncate and with margins incurled at apex, with broad midrib showing; the inner whorl only slightly shorter, more strongly inflexed, with margins wavy; some separate petaloid segments at centre very strongly inflexed, with margins tightly incurled; corona segments short, clustered or sometimes continuous at centre, more loosely interspersed among the surrounding whorls of petaloid segments, ribbed, light yellow 11B, tinged brilliant yellow 13B, with creamy white at base, frilled, with rim crenate. Mid-season. 2n=28;
‘The Royal Horticultural Society Horticultural Database’, available at
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