Prized for their deep golden blooms and twisted petals that end in a point, ‘King Alfred’ Daffodils remain the world’s favorite daffodil cultivar. This is a Trumpet Daffodil. Trumpet Daffodils are those where the trumpet (also called the corona or flower cup) is as long or longer than the petals. They are among the largest of the trumpet daffodils, standing up to 18-20″ high with blooms up to 4″ wide. The solitary blooms appear on leafless stems. Basal leaves are green and usually strap-shaped. It is renowned for outstanding growth habit, extra-strong stems and blooming quality.
The ‘King Alfred’ Daffodil was named after one of England’s greatest medieval kings and just as their namesake was called the greatest of kings, ‘King Alfred’ Daffodils often are referred to as the greatest daffodil of all time. First hybridized in England in the late 1890’s, the ‘King Alfred’ Daffodil has since been developed and “improved”. It is a rapidly multiplying flower that will give you a lifetime of enjoyment with minimum care and a chance for you to pass on it regal tradition to another friend! This daffodil has a showy display that will add springtime to any garden. Great for naturalizing. They will increase ten fold over the years.
If planted in well-drained soil, daffodils are virtually disease and trouble free. Once finished flowering, allow foliage to flop over and dry out. Divide if flower production or size has dwindled. Daffodils are ideal for naturalizing (they bloom every spring) and may be planted anywhere in your landscape, in sun or shade, along borders, in groups along a fence or around a tree or mailbox. Daffodils look best in mass plantings. They make good container plants and are delightful cut flowers.