Daffodil Divisions & Cultivars

There are thirteen descriptive divisions of  daffodils.  Miniatures have the same descriptive divisions as standards, only with smaller blooms, usually less than 1 1/2 inch in diameter
(see photo at the bottom of this page).

American Dream, 1Y-P

American Dream, 1Y-P

 

Division 1 – Trumpet Daffodils

One flower to a stem, corona (trumpet or cup) as long or longer than the perianth segments (petals).

 

 

 


Pacific Rim, 2 Y-YYR

Pacific Rim, 2 Y-YYR

 

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
segments (petals).

 

 


Emerald Light, 3 W-GYO

Emerald Light, 3 W-GYO

 

Division 3 – Small-Cupped Daffodils

One flower to a stem, corona (cup) not more than one third the height of the perianth segments (petals).

 

 


Rose Garden 4 W-R

Rose Garden 4 W-R

 

Division 4 – Double Daffodils

Daffodils have a clustered cup, petals or both. There can be one or more flowers per stem.
There can be one or more flowers per stem.

 

 


Akepa, 5 W-P

Akepa, 5 W-P

 

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.

 

 


Saint Louie Louie, 6 W-Y

Saint Louie Louie, 6 W-Y

 

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).

 

 


Wendover, 7 W-W

Wendover, 7 W-W

 

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.

 

 


Early Pearl, 8 W-Y

Early Pearl, 8 W-Y

 

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.

 

 

 


Lemon Cooler, 9 W-GYR

Lemon Cooler, 9 W-GYR

 

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

 

 


Cornish Cream, 10 W-W

Cornish Cream, 10 W-W

 

Division 10 – Bulbocodium Hybrids
Small flowers resemble a “hoop petticoat” form.

 

 


Trigonometry, 11a W-P

Trigonometry, 11a W-P

 

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

 

 


Jodi 11b W / PW

Jodi 11b W / PW

 

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

 

 


Mesa Verde 12 G-GGY

Mesa Verde 12 G-GGY

 

Division 12 – Miscellaneous Daffodils
Division 12 consists of daffodils not falling into any of the previous categories. Many are inter-division hybrids.

 

 

 


N. rupicola subsp. watieri, 13 W-W

N. rupicola subsp. watieri,
13 W-W

 

Division 13 – Species, Wild Variants, and Wild Hybrids
Division 13 consists of the wild, natural daffodils.

 

 

 


Itsy Bitsy Splitsy 11a Y-O

Itsy Bitsy Splitsy 11a Y-O

 

Miniature Daffodil
Miniatures have the same descriptive divisions as standards, only with smaller blooms, usually less than 1½ inches in diameter.

 

ADS Fall Board Meeting & Miniatures Symposium

Miniature Daffodils
will be held in soulful Memphis, TN on October 24-25. Refer to our 2014 Fall Board Meeting and Symposium page for more details!