Common Name: large-cupped daffodil
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Spread: 0.50 to 0.75 feet
Bloom Time: March to April
Bloom Description: Yellow petals and orange cup
Sun: Full sun to part shade
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. After the flowers have bloomed, the top portion of each flower stem may be removed 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. Propagation by bulb division is easiest.
Large-cupped daffodil (Division II). Large-cupped daffodils are perhaps the most popular of the twelve daffodil divisions. 'Juanita' rises 18-20" tall in early spring. Each flower features buttercup yellow petals and an orange cup rimmed with yellow. One flower per stem. Blooms in early season (late March-April in the St. Louis area). Excellent fresh cut flower.
No serious insect or disease problems. Bulb rot can be a problem in poorly drained soils.
This daffodil grows well in beds, borders, 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.