The Poeticus daffodil cultivars have obvious characteristics of N. poeticus, the dominant parent in their ancestry. Poeticus cultivars have just one fragrant flower to a stem. The perianth segments are pure white and the corona is very short or saucer shaped, usually with a green or yellow center, and edged with a distinctive red rim. The flowers are usually sweetly fragrant. Poeticus cultivars are sometimes called "pheasant eye" daffodils. Most are mid- to late season bloomers.