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PlantFiles: Long-cupped Narcissus, Large-cupped Daffodil
Narcissus 'Ice Follies'

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Ice Follies

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Division 2 - Long-cupped

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow
White/Near White


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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9 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive bermudakiller On Mar 12, 2015, bermudakiller from Union Grove, AL wrote:

First white or near white daff to bloom here, not the prettiest , but well worth having for its vigor and earliness. Great naturalized or in beds, fair cut flower, ages fast. I recommend it highly in the garden or bright woods.

Positive iowhen On Apr 28, 2014, iowhen from Iowa City, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Love this beauty! First narcissus to bloom in my yard. Mine are in a shady spot, perhaps why they don't show the creamy yellow when opening. The blooms and fragrance are lovely and long-lasting. Spreads nicely.

Positive coriaceous On Jan 31, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

One of the most popular daffodils, for good reason. It's a prodigy of vigor and a great naturalizer. Opens bicolored, then the cup bleaches to white over two days.

I have to admit, I find the flower form clunky, and I don't like the way the tepals fade long before the cup.

Positive airplaneantonym On Jun 18, 2010, airplaneantonym from North Dartmouth, MA wrote:

Foliage still upright and very green, expecting a CRAZY show next year, very excited, I didn't think most narc. foliage lasted so long, these bulbs will be super happy next year.

Also, it hasn't been said on this page, if keeping them as a cut flower, put them in a vase by themselves for a while before, the cut stems ooze a sap that kills other cut flowers.

Positive MiniPonyFarmer On Apr 7, 2009, MiniPonyFarmer from Gilmer, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I bought 25 of these from KVB wholesale and I couldn't be more pleased. This is a very cheerful daffodil that lasts over 2 weeks. They actually look happy! It does fade as it ages, but that doesn't detract from its appearance. It blends in nicely with other spring blooming bulbs.

Positive ipomoeadude On Nov 24, 2007, ipomoeadude from Accokeek, MD wrote:

Petals are creamy-white, while the corona opens yellow and fades to white. These sturdy narcissus are prolific and naturalize very well even in the deep woods.

Positive RDT On Dec 22, 2006, RDT from Crossville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

Great looking flowers.
I would say to plant in the Fall before a hard freeze.

Positive Gabrielle On Jan 16, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Blooms in April in my garden. Big, beautiful blooms. The hearty flowers are nearly white, which makes them stand out when planted amongst ones with more yellow. When planting daffodils, dig a hole three times the depth of the bulb.

Positive kniphofia On May 6, 2005, kniphofia from Morpeth
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

Fairly common but a really beautiful daffodil. A great performer. I love the way the cup ages from a butter yellow to a soft cream.

A great cut flower too.

Neutral Baa On Mar 9, 2003, Baa wrote:

A Division II Large Cupped Daffodil cultivar.

Has sweetly scented, 3.25 inch across, white perianths with a wide, frilled, yellow corona. The cups fade to white as the flower ages but it retains it's scent.

Flowers March - April

Loves a well-drained soil in sun or partial shade and clumps well in these conditions.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gullspång Municipality,
Huntsville, Alabama
Union Grove, Alabama
Cazadero, California
Elk Grove, California
Garberville, California
Grand Junction, Colorado
Pensacola, Florida
Canton, Georgia
Cordele, Georgia
Hawkinsville, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Quitman, Georgia
Wrens, Georgia
Divernon, Illinois
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Westchester, Illinois
Macy, Indiana
Iowa City, Iowa
Barbourville, Kentucky
Ewing, Kentucky
Frankfort, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Salvisa, Kentucky
Coushatta, Louisiana
Durham, Maine
Skowhegan, Maine
Adamstown, Maryland
Laurel, Maryland
Preston, Maryland
Prince Frederick, Maryland
Valley Lee, Maryland
West Friendship, Maryland
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Roslindale, Massachusetts
Wayland, Massachusetts
Westford, Massachusetts
Owosso, Michigan
Royal Oak, Michigan
Brunswick, Missouri
Durham, North Carolina
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Morehead City, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Coshocton, Ohio
Dayton, Ohio (2 reports)
Greenville, Ohio
Mount Orab, Ohio
Painesville, Ohio
Eagle Point, Oregon
Grants Pass, Oregon
Portland, Oregon
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania
Conway, South Carolina
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Butler, Tennessee
Christiana, Tennessee
Clarksville, Tennessee
Crossville, Tennessee (2 reports)
Pocahontas, Tennessee
Taft, Tennessee
Bagwell, Texas
Gilmer, Texas
Houston, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Provo, Utah
Linden, Virginia
Newport News, Virginia
Edison, Washington
Kalama, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Vancouver, Washington (3 reports)

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