Trumpet Narcissus (Narcissus 'King Alfred') in the Daffodils Database

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Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 1 - Trumpet (Long Cupped)
Color: Perianth (Petals): Yellow
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: A classic for all yellow div.1 daffodils. Fertile. Cup is darker yellow than the twisted, over-lapping petals.
Bloom season: EM - Early to Mid Spring
Height classification: Tall (over 26.6")
Special Classes: RHS Historics List
ADS Historics
Hybridizer: John Kendal
Year of registration: pre 1899
Country of Origin: England
Origin of name: A King of England in the time of the Vikings.
Seed parent: Maximus
Pollen parent: Emperor
Awards: Forcing Award
First Class Certificate
Links: DaffSeek - Daffodil Database
RHS - Daffodil Register

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Other: Can be forced. Won forcing award in 1921.
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Forcing Award, 1921 and First Class Certificate in 1899.
Parentage: Maximus x Emperor
Child plants: 35 child plants


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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Sep 7, 2015 3:34 PM

This classic and award winning extremely prolific vivid yellow trumpet daffodil has sired a multitude of descendants, 59 times as a seed parent and 46 times as a pollen parent. Breeders made most of this in the opening decades of the last century usually in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Netherlands.
An historically significant daffodil.

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