The Narcissus 'Dutch Master' is everything you think of in a traditional daffodil. The large bulb (14+ cm) produces a large yellow on yellow trumpet bloom that is about 4 inches across! If you have been looking for a daffodil that is similar to the 'King Alfred', this is the one! It naturalizes well and is a great repeat performer.
This lovely daffodil has been around since the 1930/40s. When they call this daffodil a "large-cupped" daffodil, they aren't kidding. The blooms are about 4" across. No, that's not a typo; the blooms are almost 4" across. These will make a dramatic statement in your garden. Imagine one or two of these cut blooms in a bouquet.
The petals on the 'Dutch Master' curve slightly forward to draw one's eye to the frilly large cup. The large bloom on top of the 18-20" stem demands attention in the garden. These blooms look great in mass plantings or interspersed with some of your other daffodils and tulips.
Plant: Plant the bulbs about 2-3 times the size of the bulb (so if the bulb is 1 inch long, plant it 2-3 inches deep). If you are farther north and get very cold during the winter, you may want to plant it about 4-6 inches deep. Space the holes about 3-6 inches apart, and for a more natural looking display, consider planting 2-3 bulbs in each hole .
Landscaping Tip: Narcissus bloom at different times so as one daffodil is ending its bloom time another is just beginning. We like to say that "there is a bulb that blooms every week of the year in warmer climates." Your garden can have consistent flowers that you can enjoy inside or outside for months and carry you all the way from February through April.
Fragrance: This Narcissus has a light, sweet fragrance. This fragrance can add an extra dimension of beauty to the flower and make it more attractive to pollinators like bees and butterflies.