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Daffodil, double hybrids

Narcissus spp.

Daffodil, double hybrids

Double daffodils are the show-offs of the daffodil world. Not content with a single row of petals, they have multiple rings of petals or tufted cups full of frills. Flower colors may be yellow, white, peach, pink, bicolor, or mixed. Many are so packed with petals that they almost look like miniature peonies.

As with single daffodils, the plants are deer and rabbit resistant and easy to grow. Double varieties do have a drawback, however: The flowers are sometimes so heavy that the stems have difficulty holding the blooms upright. You may need to stake individual stems or harvest fallen flowers for bouquets.

Sun,Part Sun
Plant Type:
Plant Height:
6-20 inches tall
Plant Width:
4-6 inches wide
Flower Color:
White, Pink/Rose, Yellow/Gold, Orange, Bicolor
Bloom Time:
Landscape Uses:
Containers,Beds & Borders
Special Features:
Flowers,Fragrant,Cut Flowers,Drought Tolerant,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
Top Varieties

Narcissus 'Golden Ducat' blooms in mid- to late season with whorls of pure yellow petals. This double daffodil grows 12-16 inches tall. Zones 3-9
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Narcissus 'Mary Copeland' is an heirloom from 1913 that bears double white flowers with orange and yellow in the center. It grows 20 inches tall. Zones 4-7
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Narcissus 'Obdam' is a fully double sport (mutation) of 'Ice Follies' daffodil. The fragrant white blooms resemble nodding peonies. It blooms in mid- to late spring on stems 16-18 inches tall. Zones 3-9
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Narcissus 'Petit Four' features a frilly double cup of apricot pink with white petals in late spring. The colors show best in a partially shady planting site. The plant grows 16 inches tall. Zones 3-8
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Narcissus 'Rip van Winkle' is a miniature double daffodil that's sometimes called 'Plenus'. Its twisted, whorled yellow petals look a bit like an exploding star or a dandelion sparkler. This heirloom variety from 1884 grows 6-8 inches tall. Zones 3-9
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Narcissus 'Tahiti' bears a yellow and orange-red cup that radiates from the center of the golden yellow flower. It blooms in early to mid-spring and grows 20 inches tall. Zones 3-8
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Narcissus 'White Lion' offers ruffled double ivory and golden yellow blooms that look like froth bubbling from the center of the cup. The plant grows 20 inches tall and blooms in mid-spring. Zones 3-8
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