Trumpet Daffodil (Narcissus 'Dutch Master') in the Daffodils Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Trumpet Daffodil
Give a thumbs up Trumpet Narcissus
Give a thumbs up Daffodil

Also sold as:
Improved King Alfred

Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 1 - Trumpet (Long Cupped)
Color: Perianth (Petals): Yellow
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: Yellow trumpet daffodil.(often used as or mistaken for King Alfred)
Bloom season: EM - Early to Mid Spring
Height classification: Tall (over 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Historics
Hybridizer: Matthew Zandbergen
Year of registration: 1948 (1st flowering noted pre 1938)
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
Awards: Award of Garden Merit
Award of Merit
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
Plant Height: Some sources quote it at 18 to 20 inches.
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Other: Forcible (quite easy)
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: RHS AGM
Other: AGM 1995, FCC 1976, AM 1948
Child plants: 5 child plants


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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Oct 14, 2013 12:32 PM

Description by RHS at ‘The Royal Horticultural Society Horticultural Database’, available at - 'Fl. 109 mm wide; perianth segments ovate, very slightly mucronate, brilliant greenish yellow 5A, slightly inflexed, plane or a little concave, overlapping one-third; the inner segments a little reflexed, with margins slightly incurving; corona cylindrical, smooth, vivid yellow (richer in tone than 12A), with mouth expanded, rim rolled and deeply and regularly notched.'
Multiple award winner.
Being used to commemorate the 'Boston Marathon'.

Often used in place of King Alfred, and/or sold as.

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Posted by touchofsky (Ontario, Canada - Zone 4a) on May 10, 2017 7:49 AM

The cultivar has strong stems and the flowers have good substance. We had a very late, heavy wet snowfall, May, 2017, and Dutch Master withstood it beautifully and after the snow melted, it looked perfect.

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