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


Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Ice Follies
Hybridized by Konijnenburg-Mark
Registered or introduced: 1953
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Division 2 - Large-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:

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:

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:


Gullspång Municipality,

Huntsville, Alabama

Union Grove, Alabama

Cazadero, California

Elk Grove, California

Garberville, California

Grand Junction, Colorado

Dover, Delaware

Pensacola, Florida

Atlanta, Georgia

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

Belfast, Maine

Durham, Maine

Skowhegan, Maine

Adamstown, Maryland

Columbia, 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

Saint Paul, Minnesota

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

Lanexa, Virginia

Leesburg, Virginia

Linden, Virginia

Newport News, Virginia

Edison, Washington

Kalama, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Vancouver, Washington (3 reports)

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 3, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

*FCC(p) 1975
*FCC(g) 1978
AGM 1993
Wister Award 1992


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.