Basic types and varieties
The Royal Horticultural Society divides narcissus into the following divisions based on type, size, or number of flowers.
Division 1 – Trumpet (One flower to a stem; the cup is as long as or longer than the petals.), e.g. N. ‘Bravoure’.
Division 2 – Large Cup (One flower to a stem; the cup is more than onethird but less than equal to the length of the petals.), e.g. N. ‘Accent’.
Division 3 – Small Cup (One flower to a stem; the cup is not more than one-third the length of the petals.), e.g. N. ‘Barrett Browning’.
Division 4 – Double (One or more flowers to a stem, with doubling of the petals or the cup or both.), e.g. N. ‘Tahiti’.
Division 5 – Triandrus (Usually two or more nodding flowers to a stem; petals are reflexed.), e.g. N. ‘Thalia’.
Division 6 – Cyclamineus (One flower to a stem; petals are significantly reflexed; flower at an acute angle to the stem, with a very short neck.), e.g. N. ‘Rapture’.
Division 7 – Jonquilla (One to five flowers to a stem; petals spreading or reflexed; flowers usually fragrant; foliage is often reed-like or at least very narrow and dark green.), e.g. N. ‘Golden Echo’.
Division 8 – Tazetta (Usually three to twenty flowers to a stout stem; leaves broad; petals spreading, not reflexed; flowers fragrant.), e.g. N. ‘Falconet’.
Division 9 – Poeticus (Usually one flower to a stem; petals pure white; cup is usually disc-shaped, with a green or yellow center and red rim; flowers fragrant.), e.g. N. ‘Actaea’.
Division 10 – Split Corona (Cup split – usually for more than half its length.), e.g. N. ‘Tripartite’.
Division 11 – Other (Daffodil cultivars which do not fit the definition of any other division.), e.g. N. ‘Tete-aTete’ (miniature).
Division 12 – Botanical (All species and wild or reputedly wild variants and hybrids.), e.g. N. obvallaris.