Double Narcissus, Double Daffodil 'Golden Rain'


Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Rain
Hybridized by Bernard-Voges
Registered or introduced: 1968
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Division 4 - Double


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow


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:

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

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


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

Garberville, California

Richmond, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 26, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

good variety for southern climates


On Jan 3, 2010, chrisw99 from Los Altos, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Wonderful double golden tazetta type narcissus that starts blooming with the usual paperwhites --about Dec in my Zone 9 garden. The blooms appear on a strong, tall stem. It's nice to have some bright yellow among all the white flowers.


On Apr 22, 2007, grampapa from Wheatfield, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I planted this bulb several years ago and don't remember where I bought it. It never came up. I was just looking at it at Brent & Becky's and they have it listed as a 'non-hardy' daffodil, only for zones 8-10. That would explain the failure in my zone 6 garden.


On Dec 20, 2004, ladyrowan from Garberville, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Double mutation from N. 'Grand Soleil d'Or' with similar fragrance and coloration.

Paperwhite variety.