Double daffodil

Family: Amaryllidaceae
Botanical name: Narcissus double

Flower colour: yellow, white, red

Flowering period: April – May

Average plant height: 30 – 40 cm

Spacing between bulbs: 5 – 7.5 cm

Type of bulb: bulb

Since periods with a lot of wind or wet weather can cause their flower stems to break, plant these narcissi in sheltered locations.

Double narcissi usually have one flower to a stem, but occasionally may have more. Cultivars with one flower to a stem are the same size as the flowers in the previous groups. Their double cups have a somewhat crumpled effect.

Most significant cultivars

  • ‘Abba’*: white-yellow
  • ‘Acropolis’: white and red
  • ‘Bridal Crown’*: white-yellow
  • ‘Cheerfulness’*: white-yellow
  • ‘Dick Wilden’*: golden-yellow perianth and cup
  • ‘Double Fashion’*: yellow and red
  • ‘Golden Ducat’*: golden-yellow perianth and cup
  • ‘Ice King’: white with white and yellow
  • ‘Irene Copeland’: white-yellow
  • ‘Manly’*: yellow-orange
  • ‘Pencrebar’: yellow-yellow
  • ‘Rip van Winkle’: yellow-yellow
  • ‘Tahiti’*: gold-yellow with a gold-yellow and vermilion cup
  • ‘Texas’*: lemon-yellow with a yellow and orange cup
  • ‘Von Sion’*: lemon-yellow cup and perianth
  • ‘White Lion’: ivory-white with ivory and pale yellow cup
  • ‘Yellow Cheerfulness’*: yellow-yellow

*Cultivars with smaller flowers and stems (25 – 30 cm), and more flowers on one stem.