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Daffodils for Minnesota

Division 1 - Trumpet

Picture Division 1 Daffodil One flower to a stem, corona (trumpet or cup) as long or longer than the perianth segments (petals).

Division 1 - Trumpet
Name Color Season Height
Name Color Season Height
Arctic Gold 1Y-Y Early Avg
Bravoure 1W-Y Mid 16-18"
Honeybird 1Y-W Mid 18-20"
Honeymoon 1Y-Y Early/Mid Avg
King Alfred (historic) 1Y-Y Early/Mid Avg
Little Beauty (miniature) 1W-Y Early 5-6"
Pay Day 1YYW-W Early/Mid 14-16"
Pink Silk 1W-P Mid Short
POPS Legacy 1W-Y Early Avg

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Division 2 - Long Cup

Picture Division 2 Daffodil One flower to a stem, corona (cup) more than one third but less than equal to the length of the perianth segments (petals).

Division 2 - Long Cup
Name Color Season Height
Name Color Season Height
Accent 2W-P Mid/Late Avg
Ambergate 2O-O Late 14-16"
Audubon 2W-WWP Late 16-18"
Bantam (intermediate) 2Y-O Mid/Late 8-10"
Ceylon 2Y-O Early/Mid 14-16"
Chapeau 2W-Y Mid Avg
Cheddar 2Y-Y Mid Avg
Conestoga 2W-GYO (v) Mid Avg
Daydream 2Y-W Late Avg
Easter Moon 2W-GWW Mid 16-18"
Fragrant Rose 2W-GPP Mid/Late Avg
Geometrics 2W-Y Early Avg
Gold Convention 2Y-Y Mid Avg
Golden Aura 2Y-Y Mid/Late Avg
Gull 2W-GWW Mid/Late Tall
Homestead 2W-W   Short
Ice Follies 2W-W Early/Mid Tall
Misty Glen 2W-GWW    
Monal 2Y-R Extra Early Avg
Pacific Rim 2Y-YYR Mid Avg
Rainbow 2W-WWP Mid/Late Avg
River Queen 2W-W Mid Avg
Redhill 2W-R Mid/Late 16-18"
Salome 2W-PPY Mid/Late 16-18"
Sportsman 2Y-R Mid Tall
Stoke Charity 2W-W Mid  
Torridon 2Y-O Early Avg

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Division 3 - Short Cup

Picture Division 3 Daffodil One flower to a stem, corona (cup) not more than one third the height of the perianth segments (petals).

Division 3 - Short Cup
Name Color Season Height
Name Color Season Height
Barrett Browning 3WWY-O Early/Late Avg
Cherry Spot 3W-O Mid/Late Tall
Killearnan 3W-GYR Late  
Merlin 3W-YYR Mid/Late Avg
Segovia (miniature) 3W-Y Mid 5-6"
Suave 3W-GYO (v) Late Extra Tall

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Division 4 - Double

Picture Division 4 Daffodil Daffodils have a clustered cup, petals or both. There can be one or more flowers per stem.

Minnesota note: Multi-flowered varieites need extra protection to survive our winters.

Division 4 - Double
Name Color Season Height
Name Color Season Height
Bridal Crown (protect) 4W-Y Early/Mid 14-16"
Cheerfulness (protect) 4W-Y Late 14-16"
Gay Kybo 4W-O Mid  
Meeting 4Y-Y Mid Avg
Sir Winston Churchill (protect) 4W-O Late Avg
Smokey Bear 4Y-O Mid Avg
Tahiti 4Y-O Mid/Late 14-16"
Unique 4W-Y Mid Tall

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Division 5 - Triandrus

Picture Division 5 Daffodil Usually more than one flower to a stem, head drooping, perianth segments often reflexed and of silky texture.

Division 5 - Triandrus
Name Color Season Height
Name Color Season Height
Hawera 5Y-Y Late 5-6"
Ice Wings 5W-W Mid/Late Short
Jingle Bells 5W-Y Mid/Late Short
Lapwing 5W-Y Mid Avg
Petrel 5W-W Mid/Late 14-16"
Thalia (historic) 5W-W Mid/Late Avg
Tuesday's Child 5W-Y Late Avg

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Division 6 - Cyclamineus

Picture Division 6 Daffodil One flower to a stem, perianth significantly reflexed and corona straight and narrow. Some exceptions exist.

Division 6 - Cyclamineus
Name Color Season Height
Name Color Season Height
Beryl (historic) 6W-YYO Mid 10-12"
Foundling 6W-P Mid/Late 8-10"
Jack Snipe 6W-Y Early Short
Jetfire 6Y-O Early Short
Lemon Silk 6YYW-W Early/Mid 10-12"
Peeping Tom 6Y-Y Very Early Avg
Ocean Breeze 6W-W Very Early Short
Rapture 6Y-Y Very Early 8-10"
The Alliance 6Y-Y Early 10-12"
Tracey 6W-W Early/Mid 12-14"
Trena 6W-Y Very Early Short

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Division 7 - Jonquilla & Apodanthus

Picture Division 7 Daffodil Usually several flower heads to a stem, flowers usually fragrant, stem is round in cross-section and foliage is often rush like.

Division 7 - Jonquilla & Apodanthus
Name Color Season Height
Name Color Season Height
Hillstar 7YYW-YWW Mid/Late 14-16"
Intrigue 7Y-W Late 14-16"
Pipit 7YYW-W Mid 14-16"
Quail 7Y-Y Mid 12-14"
Step Forward 7Y-W (v) Mid/Late Avg
Stratosphere 7Y-O Late 18-24"
Sun Disc (miniature) 7Y-Y Very Late 5-7"
Sweetness 7Y-Y Mid 12-14"
Trevithian 7Y-Y Mid/Late Tall

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Division 8 - Tazetta

Picture Division 8 Daffodil Usually three to twenty flowers to a stout stem, sweet scented and very short cupped. Perianth segments rounded and often somewhat crinkled.

Minnesota note: Few varieties are reliably hardy in Minnesota. They are excellent for indoor pots.

Division 8 - Tazetta
Name Color Season Height
Name Color Season Height
Canarybird (protect) 8Y-GOO Mid/Late 14-16"
Falconet (protect) 8Y-R Mid Avg
Geranium (protect) 8Y-O Mid/Late Tall
Hoopoe (protect) 8Y-O Mid/Late Avg

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Division 9 - Poeticus

Picture Division 9 Daffodil Usually one flower to a stem. White petals sometimes stained with the corona color at the base, small flat cup edged with red. Fragrant.

Division 9 - Poeticus
Name Color Season Height
Name Color Season Height
Angel Eyes 9W-GYO Mid/Late Avg

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Division 10 - Bulbocodium

Picture Division 10 DaffodilSmall flowers resemble a “hoop petticoat” form.

Minnesota note: Not recommended for Minnesota Gardens.

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Division 11 - Split Corona

Picture Division 11 Daffodil Corona split for at least one third of its length.

11a Collar Daffodils
Split-corona daffodils with the corona segments opposite the perianth segments; the corona segments usually in two whorls of three.
11b 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 11 - Split Corona
Name Color Season Height
Name Color Season Height
Canasta 11aW-Y Early Tall
Changing Colors 11aW-W Mid Avg
Colblanc 11aW-GWW Mid 14-16"
Tripartite 11aY-Y Late Avg

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Division 12 - Other Cultivars

Daffodils not falling into any of the previous categories.

Division 12 - Other Cultivars
Name Color Season Height
Name Color Season Height
Golden Quince (miniature) (protect) 12Y-Y Mid 5-6"
Tete-A-Tete (miniature) (protect) 12Y-Y Early 5-6"

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Division 13 - Daffodils distinguished solely by botanical name

All species and reputedly wild forms.

Minnesota note: Very challenging to grow in Minnesota Gardens.

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