Sunstar
Classification:
3 W-O[ Small-Cupped ]
Season:
Late
Height:
Tall - greater than 67.5 cm (26.6 in)
Registered:
Yes, before 1921
Pollen Parent: 
Unknown
Chromosomes:
28
Fertility:
Both Seed and Pollen fertile
Used as parent:
10 times as seed, 57 times as pollen
Comments

Perianth is ivory white; cup is disc-shaped with an eye of solid rich dark red; There is a question if the seed parent is ‘Will Scarlett’?

According to The American Horticultural Society’s 1937 issue of the The American Daffodil Year Book, Guy L. Wilson’s article “Some Modern Daffodils for Garden Decoration” states: “Sunstar, a late flower close to Poeticus in character, has broad milk white perianth of much substance and dark solid red eye; it has ample vigor, but should be planted in half shade to enjoy its color.”

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SunstarSunstar, 3 W-O, Mrs. R.O. (Sarah) Backhouse, England, 1921, England 
Photo: Garden Club of Virginia, USA
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