Horace
Classification:
9 W-GOR[ Poeticus ]
Season:
Mid-Season
Height:
Tall - greater than 67.5 cm (26.6 in)
Registered:
Yes, before 1894
Special Class:
ADS Historics
Chromosomes:
14
Fertility:
Both Seed and Pollen fertile
Used as parent:
2 times as seed, 21 times as pollen
Comments

Fl. 73 mm wide; perianth segments roundish, fairly prominently mucronate, snow white, spreading, a little concave, margins recurved at base, wavy, separated at base, touching or slightly overlapping at mid-point; inner segments with margins strongly waved and more deeply recurved at base; corona disc-shaped, closely ribbed, orange, with greenish tones at base and a broad band of brilliant red at rim, with the rim notched and minutely dentate.

Cartright & Goodwin 1914 catalog described it as flat and entirely scarlet eye.

From Rev. Joseph Jacob’s book Daffodils circa 1910: “Horace is a comparatively old variety, but a very popular one.” (Jacob’s book was part of the ‘Present Day’ Gardening series).

Origin of Name

Named for the Roman poet who celebrated country life and carpe diem.