Daffodil Narcissus 'Skater's Waltz' (6)

☠ Toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
daffodil 'Skater's Waltz'


Narcissus 'Skater's Waltz' is commonly known as daffodil, which is most recognizable by its distinct flowers. This variety typically features a trumpet-shaped central corona surrounded by a ring of six petal-like tepals, which may be slightly recurved. The flowers are characterized by their white petals and a soft pink cup, providing a delicate contrast that appeals to gardeners looking for pastel tones. The blooms are borne on sturdy stalks above the strap-shaped, green foliage which is typical of many in the daffodil family. The leaves are narrow and tend to arch gracefully, forming an attractive backdrop for the unique blooms. The daffodil 'Skater's Waltz' has an elegance to it, as suggested by its name, presenting a visual as though it were dancing in the spring breeze.

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Daffodil, Jonquil, Narcissus.

    • Common names

      Narcissus 'Skater's Waltz'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The common name for Narcissus 'Skater's Waltz' is daffodil. Daffodils contain toxic alkaloids including lycorine and others, which can cause poisoning if ingested. Symptoms of daffodil poisoning may include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. In severe cases, ingesting daffodil parts can lead to dehydration, low blood pressure, tremors, and cardiac arrhythmias. Handling daffodil bulbs may also cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals.

    • To pets

      The common name for Narcissus 'Skater's Waltz' is daffodil. Daffodils are toxic to pets, with the bulbs being the most dangerous part. The plant contains lycorine and other toxic alkaloids that can cause symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and excessive salivation in pets. In severe cases, daffodil ingestion can lead to cardiac arrhythmias, low blood pressure, tremors, and in extreme situations, seizures or even death. Pet owners should keep daffodils out of reach of their animals.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1-1.5 feet (30-45 cm)

    • Spread

      0.5-1 feet (15-30 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Value: Narcissus 'Skater's Waltz', commonly known as daffodil, offers aesthetic appeal with its striking white petals and cup-shaped coronas, enhancing the beauty of gardens and landscapes.
    • Spring Bloom: Daffodils are among the first flowers to bloom in spring, signifying the end of winter and the arrival of warmer weather.
    • Low Maintenance: Daffodils are relatively easy to care for, requiring minimal watering and fertilizing once established, thus they are suitable for beginner gardeners or those with limited time.
    • Pest Resistance: Daffodils are resistant to many pests, including deer and rodents, which makes them useful for protecting more vulnerable plants in a garden.
    • Perennial Growth: As perennials, daffodils will return year after year, often multiplying and spreading, offering a long-term investment for gardeners.
    • Variability: With a variety of forms and colors available, daffodils can be mixed and matched for diverse planting schemes and personal preferences.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Cut Flower Arrangements: The Narcissus 'Skater's Waltz' can be used in floral arrangements to provide a fresh and fragrant accent in homes and event decor.
    • Photography Subjects: The distinct beauty of the Narcissus 'Skater's Waltz' makes it an excellent subject for photographers, especially for those focusing on botanical imagery.
    • Art Inspiration: Artists can draw inspiration from the intricate form and coloration of the Narcissus 'Skater's Waltz' for paintings, sketches, and other forms of art.
    • Culinary Garnishes: The petals of Narcissus 'Skater's Waltz' are sometimes used as decorative, non-edible garnishes to enhance the presentation of dishes in high-end culinary settings.
    • Eco-printing Material: The natural pigments in Narcissus 'Skater's Waltz' flowers can be used in eco-printing to transfer their shapes and colors onto fabrics and papers.
    • Learning Tool: Botany students may use Narcissus 'Skater's Waltz' as a study specimen to learn plant identification, reproductive processes, and growth habits.
    • Nature Crafts: Flowers and leaves from the Narcissus 'Skater's Waltz' can be incorporated into crafts, such as handmade greeting cards or pressed-flower bookmarks.
    • Fragrance Production: Although not commonly used for commercial scents, the fragrance of Narcissus 'Skater's Waltz' can be captured for small-scale, homemade perfumes or potpourri.
    • Garden Design: Narcissus 'Skater's Waltz' can be used as a feature in garden designs, bringing early spring color and interest to rockeries, borders, and underplantings for deciduous trees.
    • Cultural Symbolism: In some cultures, Narcissus flowers are associated with various meanings such as rebirth and can be used in ceremonies or celebrations relevant to those themes.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Narcissus is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Narcissus is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Rebirth and New Beginnings: In many cultures, Narcissus, commonly known as daffodil, is a symbol of spring and the renewal it brings, often being one of the first flowers to bloom as the weather turns warm.
    • Unrequited Love: Named after the Greek myth of Narcissus who fell in love with his own reflection, daffodils can represent self-love and even unrequited love.
    • Vanity: Due to the Greek mythological association, daffodils can also symbolize excessive self-involvement and vanity.
    • Prosperity: In some traditions, daffodils are associated with wealth and fortune. In China, for example, they are often associated with good luck and are popular during the Chinese New Year.
    • Hope: The bright and cheerful appearance of the daffodil makes it a symbol of hope and encouragement to overcome challenges.
    • Respect: Gifting a bunch of daffodils is said to ensure happiness and is a sign of respect.
    • Inspiration: As the daffodil perseveres to bloom each spring, it can also symbolize creativity, inspiration, and the ability to rebound from adversity.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 1-2 years
Spring-Early Summer
Not needed
  • water dropWater

    Daffodils, including the 'Skater's Waltz' variety, require consistent moisture during their growing season. Ideally, they should be watered deeply once a week, with about 1 inch of water to encourage proper root development, which would equate to approximately 0.623 gallons for each square yard of soil. The soil should be moist but not waterlogged; overwatering can lead to bulb rot. When the foliage begins to die back after flowering, you can reduce watering as the plant prepares for dormancy. Ensure proper drainage in the area where daffodils are planted to prevent water accumulation.

  • sunLight

    Daffodils like 'Skater's Waltz' thrive best in full sun to partial shade. They are more productive and vigorous when they receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. Plant them in a spot where they can enjoy the morning sun, which is less intense than the afternoon sun, especially in hotter climates. However, they are somewhat adaptable and can also tolerate light afternoon shade, which can be beneficial in areas with very hot summers.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Daffodils, or 'Skater's Waltz' specifically, prefer cooler temperatures and can survive winter cold, withstanding temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit. They perform well in a temperature range between 50 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit during their growing season. These flowers start to struggle when temperatures rise consistently above 75 degrees Fahrenheit, so they are best suited to springtime conditions in most temperate regions.

  • scissorsPruning

    Daffodils such as 'Skater's Waltz' do not require pruning in the traditional sense but deadheading—the removal of spent flowers—can help the plant conserve energy. Allow the foliage to remain until it turns yellow and wilts naturally, which usually occurs about six weeks after blooming, as this period is critical for the bulb to gather nutrients for the next growing season. Do not cut back green foliage, as this could weaken the plant.

  • broomCleaning

    Not needed

  • bambooSoil

    For Narcissus, or Daffodil, 'Skater's Waltz,' the best soil mix is well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. A mixture of equal parts potting soil, compost, and perlite or sand can provide the right conditions. The plant prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil, with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0.

  • plantRepotting

    Daffodils, including 'Skater's Waltz,' typically do not need frequent repotting. They should be repotted or divided every 3 to 5 years to prevent overcrowding and to refresh the soil.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Daffodils, including 'Skater's Waltz,' are not overly sensitive to humidity and can thrive in average indoor humidity levels. They prefer outdoor conditions where the humidity is naturally regulated.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright light, cool temperature, and good air circulation for indoor Daffodils.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in well-drained soil, full sun to partial shade, and protect from strong winds.

    • Hardiness zone

      3-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The common name for Narcissus 'Skater's Waltz' is Daffodil. The life cycle of a Daffodil begins with a dormant bulb which, when conditions are favorable in early spring, starts to sprout green shoots. As temperatures warm, stems elongate, and leaves and flower buds emerge. The buds then bloom into the characteristic flowers, usually white with a light yellow cup, often seen as a herald of spring. After flowering, the plant undergoes photosynthesis to store energy back into the bulb as the leaves die back. The Daffodil bulb remains dormant underground through summer and winter, ready to begin the cycle anew the following spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The Narcissus 'Skater's Waltz', commonly known as Daffodil, is best propagated through division of its bulbs typically after the flowering season when the leaves have died back, which is generally in late summer to early fall. The most popular method is to gently lift the clump of bulbs from the ground using a spade or fork, being careful not to damage the bulbs. Once lifted, the bulbs can be gently separated by hand. Each bulb, preferably with some roots attached, can be replanted immediately at a depth of about 6 inches (15 centimeters) into well-draining soil, spaced 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters) apart. This method of propagation ensures genetic consistency and is simple enough for even amateur gardeners to successfully undertake, leading to an increase in stock and the continuation of the specific traits this variety is cherished for.