Weardale Perfection
1 W-Y[ Trumpet Long-Cupped ]
Mid-Season to Late
Tall - greater than 67.5 cm (26.6 in)
Yes, before 1869
Both Seed and Pollen fertile
Used as parent:
17 times as seed, 24 times as pollen

Fl. up to 127 mm wide; perianth segments broadly or very broadly ovate, blunt, only slightly mucronate, milk white or pale sulfur, touched with the corona color at base, inflexed, with margins wavy, somewhat creased or with broad midrib showing, of good substance, overlapping 1/3; inner segments twisted; corona cylindrical, lightly ribbed, primrose yellow, paling a little at base, mouth expanded, rim broadly and irregularly crenate and a little flanged. Resembles a larger and paler-flowered ‘Empress’ with the corona mouth more widely expanded.

Received the FCC award in 1944 under the name of ‘Weardale’.

Origin of Name

This daffodil was originally named ‘Weardale’  by William Backhouse. William’s son Charles renamed this daffodil to ‘Weardale Perfection’. Named after the location where this daffodil was raised, namely Wolsingham in Weardale, England.