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    King Alfred

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    Product Information
    🚚 Shipping Starts: Last week of September '24
    📦 Quantity per Package: 5 Bulbs

    ☀️ Light Required: Full Sun / Partial Shade
    🌷 Height: 16-18"
    🌸 Blooming Period: Early Spring
    🌱 Bulb Size: 14/16
    Planting Distance: 5-6"
    Planting Depth: 6"
    📍 Hardiness Zone: Zone 3-8
    🦌 Deer Resistant: Yes
    💐 Minimum Bulbs for Effect: 7-10
    King Alfred

    About King Alfred

    Experience the regal beauty of the Daffodil King Alfred, a true monarch among flowers. With its vibrant yellow petals and iconic trumpet shape, this daffodil variety is sure to make a stunning addition to any garden or floral arrangement.

    • Vibrant yellow petals and a classic trumpet shape
    • Large blooms that command attention
    • Hardy and reliable, perfect for naturalizing
    • Early to mid-spring blooming season
    • Ideal for borders, containers, or cut flowers

    How to plant and take care of King Alfred

    • Choose a sunny or partially shaded location with well-draining soil.
    • Plant bulbs in the fall, around 4-6 inches deep and 4-6 inches apart.
    • Water thoroughly after planting and keep the soil consistently moist.
    • Once the foliage emerges, provide regular watering, especially during dry spells.
    • Fertilize with a balanced bulb fertilizer in early spring and after blooming.
    • Deadhead spent flowers to promote healthier growth.
    • Allow the foliage to die back naturally before cutting it back.
    • Protect bulbs from excessive moisture during the dormant period.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The best place to plant Daffodil King Alfred is in a location that receives full or partial sunlight. These vibrant flowers thrive in well-drained soil, so it is crucial to choose a spot with good drainage. The ideal soil pH for Daffodil King Alfred is slightly acidic to neutral. Prepare the soil by incorporating organic matter, such as compost or well-rotted manure, to enhance fertility and drainage. When planting, ensure the bulbs are placed at a depth of approximately 4 to 6 inches, with the pointed ends facing upwards. Consider planting them in groups or clusters to create a stunning display of color in your garden or landscape.

    After Daffodil King Alfred bulbs have flowered, it is essential to allow the foliage to die back naturally. This process allows the plant to replenish its energy reserves for the next blooming season. Refrain from cutting back or removing the foliage until it turns yellow or brown. However, you can remove the spent flowers to prevent seed production, which can redirect the plant's energy toward bulb development. Avoid tying or braiding the foliage, as this inhibits the photosynthesis process.

    To encourage faster growth of your Daffodil King Alfred, there are a few key practices you can follow. Firstly, ensure the bulbs are planted in well-draining soil, as excessive moisture can hinder their growth. Adequate sunlight is crucial for their development, so choose a location with full or partial sunlight exposure. Fertilize the bulbs in early spring or after flowering, using a balanced slow-release fertilizer. Water the bulbs regularly, especially during dry periods, but avoid overwatering. Applying a layer of organic mulch around the plants can help retain moisture and regulate soil temperature. Finally, removing faded flowers and seed heads redirects the plant's energy into bulb formation, promoting faster growth.

    Deadheading Daffodil King Alfred is not necessary, but it can be beneficial for aesthetic purposes and redirect the plant's energy. Deadheading refers to the removal of spent flowers once they have faded. By doing so, you prevent the plant from producing seeds, encouraging it to focus on bulb development instead. Deadheading also maintains a neater appearance and prevents the plant from wasting energy on seed production. To deadhead Daffodil King Alfred, wait until the flowers have wilted and the petals have fallen off. Then, use clean, sharp pruners or scissors to cut the flower stalks near the base, taking care not to damage the foliage.

    Daffodil King Alfred is considered an easy-to-grow flower, making it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced gardeners. These robust plants are known for their reliability and adaptability. With proper care, they can thrive in various climates and soil conditions. Daffodil King Alfred bulbs are typically planted in the fall, and once established, they require minimal maintenance. They are resilient to pests and diseases, and their bright, cheerful blooms are a delightful addition to any garden or landscape. By providing them with well-draining soil, adequate sunlight, and regular watering, you can enjoy the beauty of Daffodil King Alfred without much effort.

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