Help On ID?

February 25, 2009

Categories: Daffodil Types, General, Standards

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Can anyone help me with identifying this daffodil?


Thanks, Barb

14 responses to “Help On ID?”

  1. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio Mary Lou Gripshover says:
    Hi Barb,
    Can you tell us where you live?  I’m guessing this is an early season bloomer, but maybe not.  🙂  Nice looking flower.
    Mary Lou
  2. Bill Lee says:

    Also where you usually get your daffodil bulbs would help. Trade with others, bulb exchanges, purchase from hybridizers, or purchase from the Dutch-supplied catalogs.

    Bill Lee


  3. Peter and Lesley Ramsay says:


    My guess is Newport.  However if memory serves me correctly it is a late flowering variety.  There is another older variety with that distinctive colour and cup shape – can’t recall its name at the moment.

    Thanks for the excellent info in trichoderma John.  Very helpful.

  4. Linda Wallpe says:

    It reminds me of ‘Daviot’ also.
    But neither ‘Daviot or ‘Newport’ bleed into the perianth.


  5. Bob Spotts, California Bob Spotts says:


    How long has the bloom been open? Has it changed shades of color since you photo’d it?

    It’s exceptionally lovely and might be a young bloom, yet to develop into its mature colors. 


  6. Barbara Mertz says:

    Thanks to all who responded.

    Unfortunately, this was a picture that I took last year and had neglected to ask for help at that point, therefore, I can’t answer questions such as Bob’s below.

    This week, I was trying to get out of my cabin fever mood by looking at pictures and remembered that I still needed to figure this one out, so when it does bloom, I can get it labeled correctly.

    I’ll take the suggestions of Newport, Daviot and Buncrana and compare the actual bloom this year with their pictures in DaffSeek. I’ll also look for the yellow rim as Mary Lou had suggested.



  7. Michael Berrigan says:

    Red Hill the staining of the perianth is the give-away

    Michael R Berrigan

  8. Jason Delaney, Missouri Jason Delaney says:

    I think the cup is too smooth and entire for Red Hill, but the staining is indicative.  Maybe it’s just a fresh flower.

  9. Donna Dietsch says:
    Mike!  You are fantastic!  Red Hill it is.  Also look at the minor petals as they will describe a diamond shape partly due to the edge of the petal, just below the tip, curling in a bit.  Also the prominent mucro.  There you go, Barb.  Mystery solved!
    Donna Dietsch

  10. Tom Stettner, Ohio Tom Stettner says:

    Can someone send me this photo?. I grow Red Hill by the hundreds, so I might be able to help. I don’t know why I didn’t get this photo.

    Thanks Tom

  11. Brenda Lyon says:

    G’day All, Here is my photo of Red Hill. Regards from Brenda Down under

  12. Brian Duncan says:

    There are few flowers of this lovely colour and style. I can think of only two. Like Peter I thought of ‘Newport’ (1980)but first guess was the old ‘Buncrana’ (pre-1938) but neither quite seems to provide a sure answer.
    Brian Duncan

  13. Tom Stettner, Ohio Tom Stettner says:

    I must say that this is much more like a freshly opened Newport, and respectfully say it’s not Red Hill. If we use Daffseek as a standard (because all the photos of both are fantastic examples), Barbs specimen has all the characteristics of Newport than Red Hill. Barbs specimen has more narrow petals and the goblet shaped cup just like Newport. The yellow halo at the base of the petals is something that I’ve observed in a freshly opened Newport and in Barbs photo, the flower seems to be very freshly opened being just a touch “Hooded”. Newport tends to hold it’s petals that way as well. In contrast to this, Red Hill has much wider petals, the cup is no-where near as perfectly round and smooth as Newport and the cup color is solid in Red Hill where Newport normally shows 3 color zones in the cup, at least where I grow it.

    I’ve been growing both Red Hill as well as Newport for many years and it seems to me that the photo Barb has sent to us shows a nice example of Newport.
    Barb, that’s a beautiful specimen!. I’ve LOVED Newport since I first joined the society.

    That’s my 2 cents worth.

    Tom Stettner
    In Cincinnati (Southwest) Ohio where the tips of the Daffodils are starting to poke through ! It’s an exciting time of year !

  14. Barbara Mertz says:

    Tom, thanks for your comments.

    I’m looking forward to the daffodils blooming here in PA, and it can’t be soon enough for me.