Gold Standard Daffodils

    Every year, Colorblends receives many requests for a yellow trumpet daffodil named King Alfred. King Alfred represented a breakthrough in breeding when it was introduced at the tail end of the 19th century, and it eventually became so popular that its name is now synonymous with “big early yellow daffodil.” Today, though, only a handful of true King Alfred bulbs are grown commercially—at a price that only a collector would want to pay.

    The good news is that there are alternatives to King Alfred. Like the King, they make large, showy flowers in early spring, when the winter weary are desperately in need of a pick-me-up, but the bulbs are available at a price that pretty much anyone can afford. These varieties, shown here, are the current gold standard-bearers.

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Item # Name Color Height Bloom Time Per 100
3006 Carlton   Yellow 14-16 inches Early-Mid 0.590
3852 Carlton LS   Yellow 14-16 inches Early-Mid
3630 Dutch Master   Yellow 16-18 inches Early 0.490
3631 Dutch Master LS   Yellow 16-18 inches Early
3562 Gigantic Star   Yellow 18-20 inches Early 0.650
3560 Golden Harvest   Yellow 16-18 inches Early 0.590
3010 Marieke   Yellow 16-18 inches Early 0.680

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