Division 6: Cyclamineus Daffodils

Cyclamineus Daffodils have blossoms with a straight slender trumpet and flared-back (reflexed) petals. Sometimes the petals are bent back so far back that the flower looks windswept.

Some varieties strongly resemble a cyclamen, for which the division is named. Whatever the form, they often don't look much like a "typical" daffodil, but who cares? They are beautiful and very graceful.

Cyclamineus Daffodils are among the very first hybrid daffodils to bloom in the spring. In addition, they tolerate shade and heavy, damp soil better than most other daffodils do.

However, as they are not particularly tall, they should be planted closer together for a more impressive display. They are excellent for rock gardens, and for indoor forcing.

Flowering time:most are early spring blooming
Plant height:8 - 16" (20 - 40 cm)
Minimum planting depth:5" (12 cm)
Hardiness zones:suitable for zones 3 - 8
Colours:white or yellow petals with white, yellow, pink, orange or red trumpet
Shape/form:petals are significantly swept back (reflexed)
flower is at an acute angle to the stem, with a very short neck
one flower to a stem
Alternate names:none
Notes:good for rock gardens, beds, borders, and indoor forcing; will naturalize (come back year after year and gradually multiply)
Example varieties:Beryl (pale yellow to white petals with yellow to orange trumpet), February Gold (bright yellow), Foundling (white petals with apricot pink trumpet), Itzim (yellow petals with red trumpet), Jack Snipe (white petals with yellow trumpet), Jenny (white), Jetfire (yellow petals with orange trumpet), Peeping Tom (yellow), Reggae (white with pink trumpet and green eye), Surfside (white)

Itzim Beryl Jet Fire


Jenny Reggae Jack Snipe


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