Trumpet Narcissus, Trumpet Daffodil 'Golden Spur'


Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Spur
Additional cultivar information:(aka Spur)
Registered or introduced: pre 1885
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Division 1 - Trumpet


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring


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


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Garberville, California

Los Altos, California

Vancouver, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 3, 2010, chrisw99 from Los Altos, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Narcissus 'Golden Spur' is reported to be a popular variety for early forcing. I have not tried forcing, but it began to bloom on Feb 2 in my zone 9 garden. This is the second year of bloom. It is only about 10 in tall which would also make it good for forcing in pots--not so tall that it has to be staked.


On Aug 6, 2006, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Golden Spur is one of the eldest still in culture, but never registered yellow trumpet daffodil..It is in 1885 cultivated by Ter Horst en Eikenhout, workers of the estate Bakkerhage in Wassenaar, Netherlands. Until the Second World War it has been one of the most exported daffodil.