Double Narcissus, Double Daffodil
Narcissus 'Ice King'

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Ice King
Hybridized by van den Berg-Hytuna
Registered or introduced: 1984
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Division 4 - Double


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Bloom Time:

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:

Pale Yellow

White/Near White




Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Garberville, California

Athens, Georgia

Cordele, Georgia

Washington, Illinois

Barbourville, Kentucky

Durham, Maine

Omaha, Nebraska

Morehead City, North Carolina

, Ontario

Meshoppen, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Fate, Texas

Harker Heights, Texas

Houston, Texas (2 reports)

Richmond, Texas

Norfolk, Virginia

Graham, Washington

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 20, 2014, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I did not actually order this bulb, but somehow it came along with another cultivar I ordered and planted in 2011. Has come back for two years in a row and I'm delighted about it.


On May 2, 2011, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Of the doubles I have, this is my favorite. The cup is very interesting ... somehow reminds me of scrambled eggs. Blooms in April in my garden.


On Jun 18, 2008, dcarlton from Omaha, NE wrote:

This is the double form of Ice Follies and also as vigorous. It comes back reliably for me in solid clay soil. However, the blossoms cannot stand up to much rain.