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Daffodils, Daffodil, Narcissus, Growing Daffodils, Daffodil Care, Daffodil Picture, Daffodil bulbsDaffodils are types of Narcissus, distinguished by having large central tubes, known as trumpets. All daffodils have a central trumpet-shaped corona surrounded by a ring of petals. Daffodils prefer full sun and should be planted to a depth 2 to 3 times the diameter of the bulb, e.g. a bulb 5cm across should be planted 10 to 15cm deep, in well drained soil. Daffodils need lots of water while they are growing. Water immediately after planting and keep them moist until the rains come. Continue watering for three weeks or so after blooming time; then stop watering. After blooming, never cut the foliage until it begins to yellow. Daffodils are officially classed into twelve divisions on the basis of anatomy.

Trumpet daffodils
Large-cupped daffodils
Small-cupped daffodils
Double daffodils
Triandrus daffodils
Cyclamineus daffodils
Jonquilla daffodils
Tazetta (Poetaz or Bunch-flowered) daffodils
Poeticus (Poet's) daffodils
Bulbocodium daffodils
Split-corona daffodils

Division 1 - Trumpet
One flower to a stem, corona (trumpet or cup) as long or longer than the perianth segments (petals). The height is 12-18 inches (30-45 cm). The traditional Daffodil is yellow in color.

Division 2 - Long Cup
One flower to a stem, corona (cup) more than one third but less than equal to the length of the perianth segments (petals). The height is 12-24 inches (30-60 cm). Can be entirely yellow (such as 'Carlton'), white (such as 'Silver Lining'), or bicolor.

Division 3 - Short Cup
One flower to a stem, corona (cup) not more than one third the height of the perianth segments (petals). Height is 12-18 inches (30-45 cm). Can be white (such as 'Frigid'), or bicolor (such as 'La Riante' and 'Mahmoud').

Division 4 - Double
Daffodils have a clustered cup, petals or both. There can be one or more flowers per stem. Height is 12-18 inches (30-45 cm). Can be entirely yellow (such as 'Golden Ducat'), white (such as 'Snowball'), or bicolor (such as 'Texas').

Division 5 - Triandrus
Usually more than one flower to a stem, head drooping, perianth segments often reflexed and of silky texture. Height is 6-18 inches (15-45 cm). Can be yellow (such as 'Liberty'), white (such as 'Thalia'), or bicolor (such as 'Dawn').

Division 6 - Cyclamineus
One flower to a stem, perianth significantly reflexed and corona straight and narrow. Some exceptions exist. . Height is 6-12 inches (15-30 cm). Usually yellow (such as 'Peeping Tom'), or bicolor

Division 7 - Jonquilla
Usually several flower heads to a stem, flowers usually fragrant, stem is round in cross-section and foliage is often rush like. Height is 6-12 inches (15-30 cm). Usually yellow (such as 'Golden Sceptre'), or bicolor (such as 'Bobbysoxer').

Division 8 - Tazetta
Usually three to twenty flowers to a stout stem, sweet scented and very short cupped. Perianth segments rounded and often somewhat crinkled. Height is 18 inches (45 cm). Can be yellow (such as 'Soleil d'Or'), white (such as 'Paper White' or 'Ziva'), or bicolor (such as 'Geranium').

Division 9 - Poeticus
Usually one flower to a stem. White petals sometimes stained with the corona color at the base, small flat cup edged with red. Fragrant. Height is 18 inches (45 cm). Can have a yellow cup (such as 'Actaea'), or a red cup (such as 'Pheasant's Eye').

Division 10 - Bulbocodium Hybrids
Small flowers resemble a "hoop petticoat" form.

Division 11 - Split Corona
Corona split for at least one third of its length.

a) Collar Daffodils Split-corona daffodils with the corona segments opposite the perianth segments; the corona segments usually in two whorls of three

b) Papillon Daffodils Split-corona daffodils with the corona segments alternate to the perianth segments; the corona segments usually in a single whorl of six

Division 12 - Other Cultivars
Daffodils not falling into any of the previous categories.

Division 13 - Species
All species and reputedly wild forms.

 

 




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