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Miniature Trumpet Daffodil 'W.P.Milner'


Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: W.P.Milner
Additional cultivar information:(aka Milneri, Mr Milner)
Hybridized by Backhouse
Registered or introduced: pre-1869
Synonym:Narcissus pseudonarcissus var. moschatus
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Division 1 - Trumpet



6-12 in. (15-30 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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow




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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are fragrant

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

Grayslake, Illinois

Louisville, Kentucky

Portland, Oregon

Salt Lake City, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:


On May 8, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

AM(r) 1914
HC(g) 1977


On Oct 25, 2009, DonnaMack from Elgin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

A charming little daffodil. I use it for rabbit/vole repelling. It is small enough not to be obtrusive yet two or three of them, well placed, repell rabbits and voles, so I place them around lilies and tulips. They come up before either of those bulbs, have a charm all their own, and are a non-chemical way, at least for me, of repelling diggers. Very easy to grow. Toss in and forget.


On May 17, 2006, Baa wrote:

An old Daffodil cultivar from before 1869 introduced by W. Backhouse.

Bears dainty (60mm), sulphur yellow flowers that turn to a pale cream with age. Perianth segments are ovate, acute, slightly inflexed with twisted or wavy margins. Corona is slightly ribbed or smooth with a frilled mouth and may remain slightly yellowish.

Likes a well drained soil in sun and is happy in containers too.