Embossed sepia photograph by J. McCombie.
Fortune is classified as (2Y-O) which means it is a Division 2 Narcissus of Large-Cupped Daffodil Cultivars, the perianth segments (petals) are yellow and the corona (cup) is orange.
The Fortune daffodil – also known as Fortune narcissus – produces deep yellow petals and a bright orange cup, making it a prized cupped daffodil. The Fortune daffodil will last for years and gradually spread over time. Plant Fortune daffodil bulbs in the fall for mid-spring bloom..
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 6 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"). The ADS defines DIVISION 2 – LARGE CUP as: “One flower to a stem; corona or cup more than one-third but less that equal to the length of the perianth segments or petals”. This is the group that you see the most often used in gardens. Perfect for perennializing, picking, forcing and showing. Some of the showiest daffodils are in this division. 16+ cm bulbs unless otherwise noted; 4-5 per sq. ft; zones 3-8.