14 Types of Double Daffodils

Double Daffodils
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Written by Jennifer Haase

Updated: August 22, 2023

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Double daffodils are graceful and romantic-looking flowers with plush and fluffy blooms. They’re also fragrant and often produce more than one flower per stem. For these reasons and more, double daffodils are perfect for cottage gardens or any bed that needs some flowy, romantic flare. Discover our selection of 14 types of double daffodils that will romance you every spring. Plus, keep reading to learn about double daffodil traits and quick steps for successful daffodil gardening.

Creamy White Double Daffodils

Double daffodils have more petals than other types of daffodils.

What Are Double Daffodils?

Specific characteristics separate double daffodils into their own daffodil division. For example, you can identify double daffodils by the following traits:

  • They grow one or more flowers per stem.
  • Their flowers have double the number of petals of other daffodils or have doubled cups or both.

It’s easy to recognize a double daffodil by its ultra-fluffy blooms. In addition, most double daffodils have a sweet or spicy smell.

Did you know that double daffodils belong in division #4 of 13 daffodil divisions? Keep reading for a speedy rundown of those divisions and why you should care about them.

Yellow Double Daffodils

The double daffodil is one of 13 divisions of daffodils.

What is a Daffodil Division?

Double daffodils are just one type of many daffodils! Learning about the 13 daffodil divisions is a smart and easy way to find the best bulb flowers for your garden. And knowing which divisions your daffodils fall under helps you know their growing habits before planting.

Here’s a list of the daffodil divisions. Are you familiar with some or all of these daffodils?

All of the plants featured in this article are double daffodils, but you can see that there are a lot more types to go around! However, only double daffodils have the kind of puffy flowers that resemble gardenias or carnations. So, let’s look at some of the best double daffodils for home gardens!

'Bridal Crown' Double Daffodils

‘Bridal Crown’ double daffodils are mainly white with yellow center petals.

1. Narcissus ‘Bridal Crown’

Botanical Name: Narcissus ‘Bridal Crown’

Common Names: Double Daffodil ‘Bridal Crown,’ ‘Bridal Crown’ Daffodil

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Bloom Seasons: Spring (Mid to Late)

Daffodil Type: Double, Division #4

Fragrance: Sweet floral scent

Color: White outer petals with golden yellow and white center petals

‘Bridal Crown’ is a beautiful double daffodil that produces white blooms with bright yellow and white centers. The petals of these blooms are slightly ruffled, giving them a unique charm that’s sure to turn heads toward your garden. And, as you can guess from the cultivar name, ‘Bridal Crown’ daffodils are perfect as elegant wedding flowers and for bridal bouquets.

‘Bridal Crown’ double daffodils offer a sweet fragrance and grow 12-24 inches tall.

This showstopping double daffodil won the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. So, ‘Bridal Crown’ is definitely at the top of many daffodil gardeners’ must-have lists!

'Cheerfulness' Double Daffodil

‘Cheerfulness’ daffodils are sweetly fragrant.

2. Narcissus ‘Cheerfulness’

Botanical Name: Narcissus ‘Cheerfulness’

Common Names: Double Daffodil ‘Cheerfulness,’ ‘Cheerfulness’ Daffodil

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Bloom Seasons: Spring (Mid to Late)

Daffodil Type: Double, Division #4

Fragrance: Sweetly fragrant

Color: Creamy white petals with yellow flecks and yellow centers

‘Cheerfulness’ double daffodils are truly striking flowers. Their blooms have pure white petals with golden-yellow accents and yellow centers. These cheerful plants are also quite fragrant and will reach heights of 1-2 feet. Additionally, ‘Cheerfulness’ plants bloom in tight clusters of around 3-6 flowers per stem.

Classic ‘Cheerfulness’ is an heirloom daffodil that earned the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit – a great sign of its status as a beloved garden flower.

Do you prefer all-yellow double daffodils? Then you’ll want to check out the “Yellow Cheerfulness” cultivar featured later in this article.

'Erlicheer' Double Daffodils

‘Erlicheer’ double daffodils can produce 6-8 flowers per stem.

3. Narcissus ‘Erlicheer’

Botanical Name: Narcissus ‘Erlicheer’

Common Names: Daffodil ‘Erlicheer,’ Double Daffodil ‘Erlicheer’

Hardiness Zone: 5-9

Bloom Seasons: Spring (Early to Mid)

Daffodil Type: Double, Division #4

Fragrance: Very fragrant

Color: White petals with peeks of yellow in the centers

‘Erlicheer’ double daffodils are award-winning, showy bulb flowers. These lovely perennials have crisp-white petals, and a peek of golden yellow at the center of their blooms. Also, ‘Erlicheer’ will wow you with its many flowers! You can expect 6-8 blooms from each of its stems.

The ‘Erlicheer’ cultivar grows around 16 inches tall and fills with flowers from early-to-mid spring. In addition, this daffodil is another favorite of the Royal Horticultural Society, which gave ‘Erlicheer’ their prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

'Flower Drift' Double Daffodil

The fluffy white ‘Flower Drift’ double daffodil has a spicy fragrance.

4. Narcissus ‘Flower Drift’

Botanical Name: Narcissus ‘Flower Drift’

Common Names: Double Daffodil ‘Flower Drift,’ ‘Flower Drift’ Daffodil

Hardiness Zone: 3-8

Bloom Seasons: Spring (Early to Mid)

Daffodil Type: Double, Division #4

Fragrance: Spicy scent

Color: White petals with orange and white centers

The ‘Flower Drift’ cultivar is a spicy-scented beauty with pure white petals around frilly orange-petaled centers. Unlike other similar plants, this showy type of daffodil typically produces only one bloom per stem. However, its fully double flowers grow to an impressive 4 inches wide.

‘Flower Drift’ is a mid-spring bloomer that reaches about 16 inches high. And it’s an easy daffodil to naturalize in sunny spots across your yard and beyond it.

'Golden Ducat' Daffodil

‘Golden Ducat’ daffodils bloom in mid-spring and have a citrusy scent.

5. Narcissus ‘Golden Ducat’

Botanical Name: Narcissus ‘Golden Ducat’

Common Names: Double Daffodil ‘Golden Ducat,’ ‘Golden Ducat’ Daffodil

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Bloom Seasons: Spring (Mid)

Daffodil Type: Double, Division #4

Fragrance: Sweet citrusy fragrance

Color: Yellow petals and cups

Bright yellow ‘Golden Ducat’ is a type of double daffodil with thin, pointed petals on flowers that grow up to 4 inches wide. In addition, this mid-size plant grows 7-12 inches tall. And the ‘Golden Ducat’ is an heirloom daffodil that has proven it’s a stunning plant time and time again.

This showy yellow daffodil also has a wonderful citrusy fragrance that will attract many pollinators to your garden. And it’s an excellent plant to naturalize in other areas of your property where there’s good drainage and lots of sunshine.

'Ice King' Daffodils

The double daffodil ‘Ice King’ has petals that fade from yellow to cream.

6. Narcissus ‘Ice King’

Botanical Name: Narcissus ‘Ice King’

Common Names: Double Daffodil ‘Ice King,’ ‘Ice King’ Daffodil

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Bloom Seasons: Spring (Mid)

Daffodil Type: Double, Division #4

Fragrance: Sweet, delightful scent

Color: Petals open in yellow, then mature to cream

The white double daffodil ‘Ice King’ has a super fluffy carnation-like center. It also has color-changing petals that bloom yellow and mature to a creamy white. Plus, ‘Ice King’ often produces more than one 4-inch flower per stem.

‘Ice King’ plants grow 1-2 feet tall and have fragrant, long-lasting blooms. These white double daffodils make stunning cut flowers for floral arrangements and wedding bouquets.

'My Story' Double Daffodils

The ‘My Story’ double daffodil has white and peach-orange petals.

7. Narcissus ‘My Story’

Botanical Name: Narcissus ‘My Story’

Common Names: Double Daffodil ‘My Story,’ ‘My Story’ Daffodil

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Bloom Seasons: Spring (Mid to Late)

Daffodil Type: Double, Division #4

Fragrance: Light, sweet scent

Color: White petals and peachy-orange cups

‘My Story’ double daffodils look like elegant bicolor bells. They have bright white outer petals that contrast beautifully with the peachy-orange frilly trumpets at their centers. ‘My Story’ flowers are 4-5 inches across and appear multiple times per stem. Plus, these plants grow 12-24 inches tall with sweetly fragrant blooms.

Delicate ‘My Story’ daffodils look incredible in mass plantings, rock gardens, and even indoor containers. They also make excellent cut flowers for any occasion or event. ‘My Story’ daffodils are sure to add a romantic touch to your spring garden.

'Rip Van Winkle' Double Daffodils

Unique ‘Rip Van Winkle’ daffodils have thin, pointed petals.

8. Narcissus ‘Rip Van Winkle’

Botanical Name: Narcissus ‘Rip Van Winkle’

Common Names: Double Daffodil ‘Rip Van Winkle,’ ‘Rip Van Winkle’ Daffodil

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Bloom Seasons: Spring (Mid)

Daffodil Type: Double, Division #4

Fragrance: Sweet, fragrant scent

Color: Golden yellow petals and cups

If you love spikey chrysanthemums, consider planting equally spikey ‘Rip Van Winkle’ daffodils! This type of double daffodil has all-yellow flowers with thin, pointed petals. But don’t be fooled by its spikey blooms because ‘Rip Van Winkle’ petals are soft, fluffy, and divine.

‘Rip Van Winkle’ flowers are as golden yellow as the prettiest sunflowers, but these plants rarely grow more than 1 foot tall. In fact, their shorter growing habit (8-10 inches tall) makes these flowers look more like very fancy dandelions.

For a unique daffodil like no other, choose ‘Rip Van Winkle’ flowers for mid-spring garden interest.

'Sir Winston Churchill' Double Daffodils

‘Sir Winston Churchill’ daffodils are white with yellow accents and bloom later in spring.

9. Narcissus ‘Sir Winston Churchill’

Botanical Name: Narcissus ‘Sir Winston Churchill’

Common Names: Double Daffodil ‘Sir Winston Churchill,’ ‘Sir Winston Churchill’ Daffodil

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Bloom Seasons: Spring (Mid to Late)

Daffodil Type: Double, Division #4

Fragrance: Very fragrant

Color: Outer petals are white, while inner petals are yolk-yellow

Double daffodils don’t come any more stunning than ‘Sir Winston Churchill.’ Its graceful blooms feature creamy white outer petals encircling smaller ribbons of golden yellow. Each flower is also 2-3 inches in diameter and very long-lasting.

‘Sir Winston Churchill’ plants grow 12-16 inches tall and produce strong stems with multiple blooms – up to 4 per stem. They also have a floral fragrance that’s incredibly pleasing in a vase full of these daffodils displayed in your home.

White Double Daffodil

Snowy-white double daffodils like ‘Snowball’ are hardy in Zones 3-9.

10. Narcissus ‘Snowball’

Botanical Name: Narcissus ‘Snowball’

Common Names: Double ‘Snowball,’ Daffodil ‘Snowball’ Daffodil

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Bloom Seasons: Spring (Mid to Late)

Daffodil Type: Double, Division #4

Fragrance: Lovely, sweet scent

Color Note: Snowy-white petals with a light yellow cup

‘Snowball’ daffodil flowers open with a fluffy ball of petals in the center that resembles a snowball. These unique white daffodils look gorgeous planted in groupings along fences or garden borders. And because ‘Snowball’ blooms mid-to-late spring, it’s the perfect plant to keep your beds in bloom until summer.

‘Snowball’ double daffodils grow 12-14 inches tall and have sweetly scented flowers.

'Solar Wind' Double Daffodil

The alternating layers of white and yellow petals make ‘Solar Wind’ double daffodils extra special.

11. Narcissus ‘Solar Wind’

Botanical Name: Narcissus ‘Solar Wind’

Common Names: Double Daffodil ‘Solar Wind,’ ‘Solar Wind’ Daffodil

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Bloom Seasons: Spring (Mid)

Daffodil Type: Double, Division 4

Fragrance: Sweet, fragrant scent

Color: Alternating layers of white and lemon-yellow petals

‘Solar Wind’ daffodils are sweetly fragrant with fluffy bicolor flowers that bloom mid-spring. These big double blooms feature layers of flat white petals interspersed with frilly yellow ones through to the center. The flowers also open wide, measuring up to 4 inches across. This bloom size makes ‘Solar Wind’ excellent for cutting flower gardens and arrangements.

This type of double daffodil grows 14-18 inches tall, with each plant producing about 1-2 flowers. Consider planting ‘Solar Wind’ in rock gardens, containers, or along garden borders for a pretty display of spring color every year.

'Tahiti' Double Daffodils

‘Tahiti’ double daffodils are very fragrant and very colorful.

12. Narcissus ‘Tahiti’

Botanical Name: Narcissus ‘Tahiti’

Common Names: Double Daffodil ‘Tahiti,’ ‘Tahiti’ Daffodil

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Bloom Seasons: Spring (Mid to Late)

Daffodil Type: Double, Division #4

Fragrance: Very fragrant

Color: Yellow petals with yellow and orange centers

You can’t go wrong with the ‘Tahiti’ cultivar for bright, sunny daffodils to light up your spring garden. These double flowers practically glow from their golden yellow petals surrounding orange and yellow centers. In addition, the blooms also have a delightful ruffled texture and look like fluffy golden clouds.

‘Tahiti’ double daffodils are very fragrant and reach an average of 16 inches tall. As with most daffodils, these look really impressive when planted in large groups for extra impact.

Beautiful ‘Tahiti’ is an award-winning type of double daffodil, having earned the American Daffodil Society’s Wister Award. Plus, ‘Tahiti’ won the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.

'White Lion' Daffodil

Sweet-smelling ‘White

Lion

‘ double daffodils bloom in mid-to-late spring.

13. Narcissus ‘White Lion’

Botanical Name: Narcissus ‘White Lion’

Common Names: Double Daffodil ‘White Lion,’ ‘White Lion’ Daffodil

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Bloom Seasons: Spring (Mid to Late)

Daffodil Type: Double, Division #4

Fragrance: Strong, sweet fragrance

Color: Cream-colored petals with golden yellow centers

The ‘White Lion’ heirloom daffodil is one of the most beautiful double-petaled varieties. Its blooms open like a white pom-pom, with creamy white petals and tight frilly centers in bright, sunny yellow.

‘White Lion’ double daffodils are also quite fragrant and grow 1-2 feet tall, making them ideal for garden borders or as a backdrop in your flower beds.

This very pretty perennial won the acclaimed Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.

'Yellow Cheerfulness' Daffodils

‘Yellow Cheerfulness’ daffodils have light yellow petals with golden yellow cups.

14. Narcissus ‘Yellow Cheerfulness’

Botanical Name: Narcissus ‘Yellow Cheerfulness’

Common Names: Double Daffodil ‘Yellow Cheerfulness,’ ‘Yellow Cheerfulness’ Daffodil,

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

Bloom Seasons: Spring (Mid to Late)

Daffodil Type: Double, Division #4

Fragrance: Sweet scent of honey

Color: Yellow petals with golden cups

‘Yellow Cheerfulness’ is a type of double daffodil with a layer of flat petals behind half-closed petals at the center of its blooms. This lovely daffodil’s unique flowers give it special appeal for spring containers and garden beds. In addition, ‘Yellow Cheerfulness’ produces multiple blooms per stem on its 1-2 feet-tall plants.

Did we mention that ‘Yellow Cheerfulness’ daffodils smell like honey? For that reason alone, you’ll want these pretty plants growing outside your door! But if you need more proof of this daffodil’s worth, you should know that it’s a winner of the distinguished Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Planting Daffodil Bulbs

Plant daffodil bulbs with the pointed side up.

How to Grow Double Daffodils

Need some quick tricks for successful double daffodils? We can help! Here are some basic steps for growing daffodils. And one of these important steps is also specific to the best double daffodil performance.

  • Plant daffodil bulbs in the fall for blooming plants in the spring.
  • Give daffodils a spot to grow that gets at least six hours of sun per day.
  • Make sure daffodils are planted in well-draining soil. Daffs do not like being soggy.
  • Place daffodil bulbs in the soil about three times the size of each bulb. For instance, if your bulb size is 4 inches, plant it 12 inches below the surface.
  • Here’s a step specific to double daffodils. If you’re growing double daffodils as cut flowers, wait to cut the blooms off the plant until they are fully open. Double daffodil blooms that are picked too early might not finish opening.
  • Don’t cut back your daffodil plants until their leaves turn yellow or die back completely. Your bulbs will produce healthier plants next year if you let their current plants die back naturally.

Double Daffodil Romance Can Be Yours

There’s no doubt that double daffodils add cottage garden romance and enchanting fragrance to your garden. With their elegant petal formations and colors, these blooms pack twice the punch of single-petaled varieties! And with any of these 14 types of double daffodils, you’ll be on your way to achieving romantic spring garden bliss.


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Jennifer Haase is a writer at A-Z Animals where her primary focus is on plants, pets, and places of interest. Jennifer has been writing professionally about plants and animals for over 14 years. A resident of Nebraska, Jennifer enjoys gardening, floral design, nutrition studies, and being a cat mama.

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