Trumpet Narcissus, Trumpet Daffodil 'Mount Hood'


Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Mount Hood
Hybridized by Backhouse
Registered or introduced: pre 1921
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Division 1 - Trumpet


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White



This plant is resistant to deer

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:


Dothan, Alabama

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Garberville, California

Littleton, Colorado

Cordele, Georgia

Westchester, Illinois

Indianapolis, Indiana

Barbourville, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

Cumberland, Maryland

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Belleville, Michigan

Brunswick, Missouri

Piedmont, Missouri

Sandown, New Hampshire

Morehead City, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Columbus, Ohio

Coshocton, Ohio

Dayton, Ohio

Perrysburg, Ohio

Portland, Oregon

Butler, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Clarksville, Tennessee

Falls Church, Virginia

Mc Lean, Virginia

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 4, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

PC 1946
*AM(g) 1951
*FCC(g) 1955
*AM(p) 1975
*FCC(p) 1977
AGM 1995
AM Haarlem 1937


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

I think of this as the standard white trumpet. I've found it to be a good performer and a vigorous naturalizer. Like most whites, it opens a light yellow and bleaches to white in a day or so.


On May 15, 2004, Toxicodendron from Piedmont, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

Mount Hood turns a pure sparkling white as it matures. It is a large daffodil with strong stems. It is not a good multiplier for me, though, and not a prolific bloomer. I think I might have it planted too deep.