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NARCISSUS 'Arctic Gold'
A classic trumpet daffodil that blooms early in the season, 'Arctic Gold' has a dazzling yellow perianth and a long, flaring, slightly darker corona (trumpet). The three outer "petals" are broad and flat; the inner three are narrower and slightly cupped. The corona has a ribbed and scalloped tip. The solitary, out-facing flowers appear on medium-tall stems in early spring. Raised before 1951 by the Irish daffodil breeder J. Lionel Richardson, this cultivar has received many awards including the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
Daffodils are hardy, long-lived, clump-forming bulbs. Unlike tulips they are poisonous, so they are not eaten by small mammals and their green tops are not browsed by deer.
These are some of the easiest bulbs to grow. They prefer full to part sun and require average to fertile soil. After blooming, it is good to let their green tops photosynthesize to allow them to store plenty of fuel for next spring’s display. Once their leaves start to turn yellow, they can be cut to the ground. Divide them in summer if bloom and vigor wane.
Like all daffodils, 'Arctic Gold' is a superb and long-lasting cutflower. In the landscape, it pairs well with tulips, hyacinths, muscari, and spring-blooming perennials and shrubs. It is excellent for massing.
9 - 1
3 - 9
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
Full Sun, Partial Sun
16"-20" / 40.6cm - 50.8cm
4"-6" / 10.2cm - 15.2cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Black Walnut Toxicity
Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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