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Narcissus King Alfred - Trumpet Daffodil

Narcissus King Alfred easily naturalizes in valley gardens but struggles near the coast. Narcissus King Alfred grows to a foot or more tall and produces its yellow flowers in mid Winter in our gardens. The Trumpet Daffodil bulbs multiply by dividing. I usually start a clump with half a dozen bulbs. Narcissus King Alfred bulbs are planted pointy side up a couple of inches deep. As the bulbs multiply they will heave their way to the surface. Bulbs can be forced indoors, but often won't bloom the following year. Narcissus King Alfred is easily divided by lifting bulbs and leaving them in a new spot. The bulbs are poisonous to gophers so the are generally safe in the garden from rodents. The flowers come on around the first of the year and last several weeks. I generally plant multiple varieties of narcissus to keep the season going. Some variety of Narcissus in my garden is blooming from November through April. Narcissus King Alfred are winter hardy to any chill we are likely to see, I have grown them where temperatures regularly dip below 10° F. Narcissus King Alfred bulbs are summer deciduous. Plant in full sun to light shade. Darker shade and blooming will be sparse. These plants do not like summer irrigation. True Narcissus King Alfred bulbs are rare in the marketplace but the name is heavily used promoting similar varieties.

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Narcissus King Alfred, Trumpet Daffodil

Yellow on Yellow trumpet shaped flowers of Narcissus King Alfred - Trumpet Daffodil. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.