There are thirteen descriptive divisions of daffodils. Miniatures have the same descriptive divisions as standards, only with smaller blooms, usually less than 2 inches (50mm) in diameter (see photo at the bottom of this page).
Division 1 – Trumpet Daffodils
One flower to a stem, corona (trumpet or cup) as long or longer than the perianth segments (petals).
Division 2 – Large-Cupped Daffodils
One flower to a stem, corona (cup) more than one third but less than equal to the length of the perianth
Division 3 – Small-Cupped Daffodils
One flower to a stem, corona (cup) not more than one third the length of the perianth segments (petals).
Division 4 – Double Daffodils
Daffodils have a clustered cup, petals or both.
There can be one or more flowers per stem.
Division 5 – Triandrus Daffodils
Usually more than one flower to a stem, head drooping, perianth segments often reflexed and of silky texture.
There are usually two or more blooms per stem.
Division 6 – Cyclamineus Daffodils
One flower to a stem, perianth significantly reflexed and corona straight and narrow. flower at an acute angle to the stem, with a very short pedicel (neck).
Division 7 – Jonquilla Daffodils
Usually several flower heads to a stem, flowers usually fragrant, stem is round in cross-section and foliage is often rush like.
Division 8 – Tazetta Daffodils
Usually three to twenty flowers to a stout stem, sweet scented and very short cupped. Perianth segments rounded and often somewhat crinkled.
Division 9 – Poeticus Daffodils
Usually one flower to a stem. White petals sometimes stained with the corona color at the base, small flat cup edged with red. Fragrant
Division 10 – Bulbocodium Hybrids
Small flowers resemble a “hoop petticoat” form.
Division 11a – Split-Cupped Collar Daffodils
Split-corona daffodils with the corona segments opposite the perianth segments; the corona segments usually in two whorls of three
Division 11b – Split-Cupped Papillon Daffodils
Split-corona daffodils with the corona segments alternate to the perianth segments; the corona segments usually in a single whorl of six
Division 12 – Miscellaneous Daffodils
Division 12 consists of daffodils not falling into any of the previous categories. Many are inter-division hybrids.
Division 13 – Species, Wild Variants, and Wild Hybrids
Division 13 consists of the wild, natural daffodils.
Miniatures have the same descriptive divisions as standards, only with smaller blooms, usually less than 2 inches (50mm) in diameter.