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Daffodil, ‘King Alfred’ 

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.

Plant Details +

Height 18-20"
Spacing 5"
Hardiness Zones 3-8 for most, very hardy
Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Foliage Green
Flower Golden yellow
Bloomtime Early Spring

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: This product should be planted immediately after received in the fall. In extremely warm climates, plant when the ground cools. You may plant earlier or later as long as the ground is not too warm or frozen. 1. Dig a hole 3-4 inches deep or 2 times the height of the bulb. 2. Set the bulbs firmly in place, with the pointed ends facing upward. 3. Cover the bulbs with soil and water thoroughly. Grow in informal groupings of 5 or more bulbs. Plant bulbs in fall 3-4 inches deep or 2 times the height of the bulb and 5" apart in well-drained soil with plenty of humus. Remove old flowers leaving as much stem and foliage as possible until they die down.