Merlin
 
Classification:
3 W-YYR[ Small-Cupped ]
Season:
Mid-Season to Late
Height:
Standard - 32.5 to 67.5 cm (12.8 to 26.6 in)
Registered:
Yes, 1956
Awards:
This plant was given the John and Gertrude Wister Award for outstanding garden merit.

Awarded by the American Daffodil Society in 2007.
Wister
2007; This plant earned the Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Given on the recommendation of Committees to plants of outstanding excellence for garden decoration or use (whether for open garden or under glass). The award is only given following a period of assessment. Assessment can take place in one or more of the following ways: 1) Trials at one of the Society’s Gardens or at some other venue; 2) Visits to specialist collections; 3) Round-table discussions drawing on the collective expertise and experience of Committee members, with the opportunity to call on further specialists when necessary.

Awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993.
AGM
1993; This plant earned the First Class Certificate (FCC).

Given on the recommendation of Committees to plants of outstanding excellence for exhibition

*Award made after trial.

Qualified for garden decoration

Trial held at The RHS Garden, Wisley, Surrey, UK..

Awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1976.
*FCC(g)
1976; This plant earned the Award of Merit (AM).

Given on the recommendation of Committees to plants which are of great merit for exhibition

*Award made after trial.

Qualified for garden decoration

Trial held at The RHS Garden, Wisley, Surrey, UK..

Awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1970.
*AM(g)
1970; This plant earned the Award of Merit (AM).

Given on the recommendation of Committees to plants which are of great merit for exhibition

Qualified as a show flower.

Awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1962.
AM(e)
1962;
Special Classes:
ADS Classics, ADS Intermediates
Chromosomes:
28
Fertility:
Both Seed and Pollen fertile
Used as parent:
54 times as seed, 26 times as pollen
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Comments:

Fl. 74 mm wide; perianth segments very broad in outline, rounded at apex and sometimes truncate, mucronate, spreading or a very slightly inflexed, concave, smooth, with margins occasionally incurling at apex; the inner segments a little narrower, minutely mucronate, rounded at shoulder; corona almost disc-shaped, lightly ribbed, brilliant yellow, with orange-red at rim, mouth with six deeply overlapping lobes, with margins wavy. Scented. The parentage is ‘Mahmoud’ self-pollinated.

Intermediate size daffodil.

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Merlin,  3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #32,901 Oct 17, 2013: Rose Bradley, Illinois, United States</span><br/><span class="ds_text_exif">Properties:  SAMSUNG PL200/VLUU PL200, Original Size 4320 x 3240, Exposure 1/59 sec, Aperture f/3.3, ISO 100, Focal length 5.6 mm, Exposure Program AE</span><br>Merlin, 3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. 
Photo: Rose Bradley, Illinois, USA
Merlin,  3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #12,115 Sep 24, 2005: Juan Andrés Varas Braun, Valdivia, Chile</span><br/><span class="ds_text_exif">Properties:  Canon EOS REBEL, Original Size 532 x 586, Exposure 1/8 sec, Aperture f/5.6, ISO 100, Focal length 140.0 mm</span><br>Merlin, 3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. 
Photo: Juan Andrés Varas Braun, Valdivia, Chile
Merlin,  3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #20,803 : Quality Daffodils, England, UK</span>Merlin, 3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. 
Photo: Quality Daffodils, England, UK
Merlin,  3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #28,859 Apr 05, 2014: Kirby Fong, California, USA</span><br/><span class="ds_text_exif">Properties:  Canon EOS 50D, Original Size 810 x 854, Exposure 1/20 sec, Aperture f/11.0, ISO 160, No flash, Focal length 50.0 mm, Exposure Aperture-priority AE</span><br>Merlin, 3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. 
Photo: Kirby Fong, California, USA
Merlin,  3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #8,264 : Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio, United States</span>Merlin, 3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. 
Photo: Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio, USA
Merlin,  3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #8,263 : Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio, United States</span>Merlin, 3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. 
Photo: Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio, USA
Merlin,  3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #3,416 : Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio, USA</span>Merlin, 3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. 
Photo: Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio, USA
Merlin,  3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #20,231 : Tony James, England, UK</span>Merlin, 3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. 
Photo: Tony James, England, UK
Merlin,  3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #16,517 May 04, 2009: Tony James, England, UK</span><br/><span class="ds_text_exif">Properties:  Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL, Original Size 778 x 777, Exposure 1/15 sec, Aperture f/2.8, ISO 100, No flash, Focal length 60.0 mm, Exposure Program AE</span><br>Merlin, 3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. 
Photo: Tony James, England, UK
Merlin,  3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #4,822 : Wells Knierim, Ohio, USA</span>Merlin, 3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. 
Photo: Wells Knierim, Ohio, USA
Merlin,  3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #19,345 : Brenda Lyon, New South Wales, Australia</span>Merlin, 3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. 
Photo: Brenda Lyon, New South Wales, Australia
Merlin,  3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #9,763 Oct 02, 2005: Noeline McLaren, South Island, New Zealand</span><br/><span class="ds_text_exif">Properties:  PENTAX Optio 33L, Original Size 778 x 624, Exposure 1/60 sec, Aperture f/4.8, Flash used, Focal length 5.8 mm</span><br>Merlin, 3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. 
Photo: Noeline McLaren, South Island, New Zealand
Merlin,  3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #7,466 : Hein Meeuwissen, North Holland, the Netherlands</span>Merlin, 3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. 
Photo: Hein Meeuwissen, North Holland, the Netherlands
Merlin,  3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #32,197 : John Scheepers Bulbs, Inc., Connecticut, USA</span>Merlin, 3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. 
Photo: John Scheepers Bulbs, Inc., Connecticut, USA
Merlin,  3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #32,196 : John Scheepers Bulbs, Inc., Connecticut, USA</span>Merlin, 3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. 
Photo: John Scheepers Bulbs, Inc., Connecticut, USA
Merlin,  3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #5,628 : Sara Ann Shryoc, Texas, USA</span>Merlin, 3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. 
Photo: Sara Ann Shryoc, Texas, USA
Merlin,  3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. <br><span class="ds_text">Photo #24,305 Mar 26, 2012: U.S. National Arboretum, Washington D.C., United States</span><br/><span class="ds_text_exif">Properties:  Canon EOS 60D, Original Size 810 x 543, Exposure 1/640 sec, Aperture f/8.0, ISO 100, No flash, Focal length 54.0 mm, Exposure Program AE</span><br><br><span class="ds_text2" style="font-style: italic">Photo Location: U.S. National Arboretum</span>Merlin, 3 W-YYR, J. Lionel Richardson, 1956, Ireland. 
Photo: U.S. National Arboretum, Washington D.C., USA