Ba­sic types and va­ri­eties

Ontario Gardener Magazine - - LOCAL DIRT -

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.

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