Untouched colour/color photograph by J. McCombie.
Exception is classified as (1Y-Y) which means it is a Division 1 Narcissus of Trumpet Daffodil Cultivars, the perianth segments (petals) are yellow and the corona (cup) is yellow.
Exception – classic ‘daffodil’; all medium yellow with long, straight trumpet that flares at the end and has serrated edges; a terrific 55 mph show; perennializes and forces; 18"-20"; early-midseason. (These bulbs are 14cm rounds, slightly smaller and less expensive than the bedding size.)
Daffodils are the most cost effective, pest-free perennial plants available and make wonderful companions with other bulbs, perennials, annuals and flowering shrubs. They grow in almost all areas of the United States as long as there is a discernible winter. They are pest-free and when given ample sunlight, water and proper nutrition, will provide early spring color for many years. They are divided into 13 divisions according to their flower shape and heritage. Daffodils should be planted in full sun or at least 8 hours a day of sunlight after the leaves are on the trees and should be planted 3X the height of their bulb deep (3"-8") in compost enriched soil. The ADS defines DIVISION 1 – TRUMPET as: “One flower to a stem; the cup or corona is as long or longer than the perianth segments (petals and sepals).” Trumpets usually produce the larger bulbs than other divisions; often perform better in zones 3-7 than in the deep south; most have gray/green foliage 1/2" to 1" wide and supply great focal impact in flower beds. 4-5 bulbs per square foot; zones 3-8; 16+cm bulbs unless otherwise noted.