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NARCISSUS 'King Alfred'
The trumpet daffodil by which others have long been judged, 'King Alfred' has ornamented gardens with its large sunny flowers for more than 100 years. The brilliant yellow blooms have six narrowly oval, twisted "petals" and a long tubular central corona which flares at its flanged and notched mouth. The solitary flowers lean forward from medium-tall stems. Bloom is in early spring, toward the beginning of the daffodil season. Many daffodils sold under this name are imposters.
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 yellow, they can be cut to the ground. Divide them in summer if bloom and vigor wane.
Like all daffodils, 'King Alfred' is a superb and long-lasting cutflower. In the landscape, it pairs well with early tulips, scillas, and spring-blooming perennials and shrubs.
8 - 1
3 - 8
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
Green, Gray Green
Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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