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International Flower Bulb Centre
An award-winning trumpet daffodil that sounds its bright tones early in the season, 'Arkle' has six deep golden-yellow "petals" and a long cylindrical corona (trumpet). The three outer "petals" are broad, blunt, and flat or slightly cupped; the inner three are sometimes slightly twisted. The corona has a flaring, heavily ruffled tip. The solitary, out-facing flowers appear on tall stems in early spring. Raised before 1968 by the Irish daffodil breeder J. Lionel Richardson, this cultivar received 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 top growth is 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 grassy leaves photosynthesize to allow them to store plenty of fuel for next spring’s display. Once the leaves start to turn yellow, they can be cut to the ground. Divide them in summer if bloom and vigor wane.
Like all daffodils, 'Arkle' 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
26"-30" / 66.0cm - 76.2cm
4"-6" / 10.2cm - 15.2cm
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Black Walnut Toxicity
Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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