Daffodil Altruist

Narcissus

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Enchanting Spring Bouquets
A classic Small-cupped Daffodil with extraordinary color. Creamy butterscotch-yellow petals surround glowing scarlet-orange cups. Daffodil Altruist with its light fragrance produces one flower per stem perfect for spring bouquets. Flower color lightens as flowers mature to a soft ivory.

Code BDAAT

Patent

Plant Type Bulbs

Species

Height Short 12-14"

Spacing Plant 6" apart

Bloom Time Early Spring to Mid-Spring

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Half Sun / Half Shade

Zones 3-9

Soil Type Normal, Acidic

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Bags of 5

Special Features

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Fragrant
  • Bulbs for Naturalizing
  • Rabbit Resistant

Planting Sites

  • For a Slope or Bank

Daffodil General Information

Noted for their brilliant colors, Small Cup Daffodils are excellent naturalizers. Consider planting them under deciduous trees that will not leaf out until after the Narcissus have bloomed.

Daffodil Plant Care

In fall, plant bulbs in deep, fertile, well-drained soil in full sun to light shade. Plant 6" apart and 6" deep in groups of 5,7,9 or more. Water during their growth period. After flowers bloom, let the foliage die back naturally. Once the foliage fades, cut it back. Interested in forcing bulbs? Visit our Useful Links page.

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Shipping Details

We ship accent annuals and bulbs based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring-Planted Accent Annuals

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall-Planted Bulbs

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October

Holiday Bulbs

  • Early November through mid December