Common Name: double daffodil
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Spread: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Bloom Time: April
Bloom Description: Yellow and orange-red (double)
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Drought
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best in organically rich, sandy loams that drain well. Plant bulbs 4-6" deep and 3-6” apart in fall. After the flowers have bloomed, the top portion of each flower stem may be removed, as practicable, to prevent seed formation, but foliage should not be cut back until it begins to yellow. Flowers usually face the sun, so bulbs should be grown with any shade areas at the rear of the planting. Bulbs can be left undisturbed for a number of years.
Double daffodil (Division IV). A double daffodil features a double flower in which the corona (cup) and/or the perianth segments (petals) are doubled. ‘Tahiti’ rises 12-14” tall in spring. Each double flower (4 1/2” across) features blooms with yellow perianth segments and shorter red-orange corona segments in the center. Blooms in midseason (April in St. Louis). Narrow, strap-shaped green leaves in clumps.
No serious insect or disease problems. Bulb rot may occur in poorly-drained soils.
Best in beds, borders, wild gardens, open woodland areas, in front of shrubs or massed under trees. Best planted in quantity, i.e., from smaller groupings of at least 6 bulbs to large sweeping drifts. Mixes well with other spring-flowering bulbs.