Common Name: double daffodil
Zone: 5 to 9
Height: 0.75 to 1.50 feet
Spread: 0.50 to 0.75 feet
Bloom Time: March to April
Bloom Description: white w/cream centers
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Flower: Showy, Fragrant, Good Cut
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Drought
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Plant bulbs 5-6" deep in fall. Bulbs prefer a neutral to slightly acidic, sandy loam. May not be as winter hardy as many other daffodils, but is an excellent selection for gardens in the deep South. After the flowers have bloomed, the top portion of each flower stem may be removed to prevent seed formation (optional), 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. Propagation by bulb division is easiest.
This double daffodil (Division 4) rises 10-14" tall in early spring and features gardenia-like, double flowers with pure white outer petals and creamy centers which show only a hint of yellow. Flowers are very fragrant. Clusters of 6-8 flowers per stem. Excellent fresh cut flower. Good bulb to force for indoor pots.
No serious insect or disease problems. Bulb rot can be a problem in poorly drained soils.
This daffodil grows well in border fronts, near shrubs or trees, in wild gardens or in naturalized areas. Best planted in quantity: from smaller groupings of at least six bulbs to large masses in long, sweeping drifts. Mixes well with other spring bulbs.