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Hardiness: USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Danger: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Foliage: Deciduous Smooth-Textured
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Flowers are good for cutting
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
On Mar 25, 2009, buggycrazy from Lebanon, OR (Zone 7b) wrote:
A spectacular large bloom, performs well here where many doubles typically blast, and it is normal for the all of the double bloomers to fall over during our rainy, windy springs. This and all of our daffodils did superbly during the spring of 2008, when we were unusually cold and wetter than normal, many of or daffodils never looked so good as they did that year, snow, sleet and frost did them good. Golden Ducat has been a good performer here since I started growing it, it has never blasted, but after 2008 I see that many of our daffodils would much prefer a colder spring than we usually have.
On May 10, 2007, bill805 from Woodstock Canada wrote:
This is my first year with this plant. I planted about 50 bulbs last fall. They are beginning to bloom now in May, but the heads of the flowers droop over and touch the ground with no apparent way to right them. This was caused by a very light rain. They're a beautiful flower, but I will be removing them after this season. No use in keeping a flower that doesn't want to display itself to all.
On May 25, 2006, mboston from Granville, NY wrote:
I have always loved daffodils because they are so easy to grow. I planted Golden Ducat thinking it would be a nice change from all the regular trumpet shaped daffodils we have. I was so disappointed after a long winter to be greeted by flowers that bent their stems and put their faces in the dirt as soon as they bloomed. It just looked depressing. I would recommend sticking with daffodils with stronger stems, since the springtime is known to be windy (April showers, etc.) and these guys can't take it.
On Nov 2, 2005, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:
I am afraid that I am not the only person in my area whose flowers consistently blast every year. (The flowers dry up before they open.) Whatever displeases it does not affect other Narcissus in the same soil. I try my hardest to kill the remnants of them that survive.
This bulb loves very, very cold winters - I planted these three years ago when we moved into this house, and this is their first year of bloom - and we just had a first subzero, long icy winter in three years - well worth the wait!
Has golden yellow, double flowers that can reach 4.5 inches across.
Flowers Late March - April
Loves a well drained soil in full sun or dappled shade and will form clumps where happy.
The flowers can get so heavy on the stalk that they sometimes need staking to prevent them from falling into the soil.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Heber Springs, Arkansas Garberville, California Port Sanilac, Michigan Sterling Heights, Michigan Florence, Mississippi Brunswick, Missouri Auburn, New Hampshire Morehead City, North Carolina , Ontario Lebanon, Oregon Milford, Pennsylvania Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania Conway, South Carolina Houston, Texas Leesburg, Virginia Linden, Virginia