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Daffodil, split-cup hybrids

Narcissus hybrids

Daffodil, split-cup hybrids

Split-cup daffodils are so named because varieties in this division have a central cup that's cut -- usually for more than half its length. They are sometimes called butterfly daffodils because the split sections of the cup fold back against the petals, resembling spread butterfly wings.

In other respects, split-cup daffodils resemble standard trumpet or large-cup daffodils. They bear one flower per stem and come in the full range of daffodil colors: white, yellow, pink, orange, and bicolor. Some varieties are fragrant, and all are resistant to deer and rabbit damage.

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

Narcissus 'Cassata' is a midseason-blooming variety that grows 16 inches tall. Petals are white with a creamy white center. The split cup opens pale yellow and matures to creamy white, almost completely obscuring the surrounding white petals. Zones 3-9
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Narcissus 'Parisienne' shows off pure-white petals and a yellow-orange to salmon-orange cup. This midseason bloomer grows 14 inches tall. Zones 3-8
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Narcissus 'Shrike' has white petals and a ruffled coral-pink cup with hints of yellow at the tips. This award-winner blooms in midspring and grows 16 inches tall. Zones 3-8
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Narcissus 'Sorbet' has a split cup that gives the effect of a large golden star. The cup is tipped with orange and superimposed on a background of white petals. This plant grows 16 inches tall. Zones 4-8
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Narcissus 'Sovereign' bears white petals that form a collar around the large ruffled yellow cup. It grows 18 inches tall. Zones 3-9
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