- USDA hardiness zones:
Double daffodil (Division IV). A double daffodil features a double flower in which the corona and/or the petals (perianth segments) are doubled. ëWhite Lion rises 16-18î tall in spring. Each double flower features gardenia-like blooms with creamy white petals and shorter yellow petal segments in a double center. Blooms in midseason (April in St. Louis). Narrow, strap-shaped green leaves in clumps.
- Full sun to part shade
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best in organically rich, sandy loams that drain well. Plant bulbs 4-6\ deep and 3-6î apart in fall. After the flowers have bloomed, the top portion of each flower stem may be removed, as practicable, to prevent seed formation, but foliage should not be cut back until it begins to yellow. Flowers usually face the sun, so bulbs should be grown with any shade areas at the rear of the planting. Bulbs can be left undisturbed for a number of years."
Size and growth:
- 1.0 to 1.5 feet
- 0.75 to 1.0 foot
Bloom / flowers:
- White and yellow (double)
Showy flowers, White, and Yellow
Best in beds, borders, wild gardens, open woodland areas, in front of shrubs or massed under trees. Best planted in quantity, i.e., from smaller groupings of at least 6 bulbs to large sweeping drifts. Mixes well with other spring-flowering bulbs.
No serious insect or disease problems. Bulb rot may occur in poorly-drained soils.