Trumpet Narcissus, Trumpet Daffodil 'Dutch Master'


Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Dutch Master
Registered or introduced: pre 1938
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Division 1 - Trumpet


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow



This plant is resistant to deer

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:


Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

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

Durham, Maine

Ijamsville, Maryland

Fall River, Massachusetts

Milton, Massachusetts

Royal Oak, Michigan

Sparks, Nevada

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Morehead City, North Carolina

Columbus, Ohio

Blodgett, Oregon

Klamath Falls, Oregon

Media, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania

Conway, South Carolina

Seattle, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 7, 2015, longlayers from Fall River, MA wrote:

Bought 50 bulbs from home depot on November for around $7.... They have ALL come up this spring with big bright yellow blooms. Will update on how they perform next spring!


On May 2, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

AM(p) 1948
*FCC(p) 1976
AGM 1995


On Apr 28, 2013, robwi from Milton, MA wrote:

I expect to get several years of bloom from daffodils. For instance, "Ice Follies" has bloomed reliably for 23 years in several different locations here in Massachusetts. Three years ago, I bought several hundred "Dutch Master" for my property, and they were spectacular for the first spring. But that was it. By the second spring, only about 10% bloomed. Perhaps 20% of the total planted were still alive, showing green leaves, but only half of these bloomed. By the third spring there were some blooms, but less again. I would really like to find a daffodil that looks like King Alfred/Dutch Master that is a reliable perennial like "Ice Follies" is.


On Apr 9, 2010, val0822 from Media, PA wrote:

Purchased these from Brent & Becky's bulbs last fall. They're blooming now and look great. Did not do anything special when planting, although they are in a garden bed in pretty decent (normal) soil. I was looking for a nice classic bright yellow daffodil and that is just what I got!


On Apr 8, 2005, docturf from Conway, SC (Zone 8b) wrote:

Dutch Master does not do very well in this part of upper coastal South Carolina. There are many other varieties which are far superior (Carlton, etc.).


On Apr 7, 2005, nevadagdn from Sparks, NV (Zone 7a) wrote:

I assume I grow this variety--it's what was on the label from the bag of bulbs I bought at Lowe's a couple years ago. If not 'Dutch Master', then something very similar--tall, large-flowered, bright yellow.


On Apr 7, 2005, dcarlton from Omaha, NE wrote:

I planted Dutch Master bulbs two different years in two different locations in my yard. There was no sign of them after the first spring. I have heavy clay soil, but I have not had this problem with other daffodils.


On Nov 16, 2004, 433kfj from klamath falls, OR (Zone 6a) wrote:

At least I hope it grows here. The coldest I've ever seen was -20, so it should do o.k. I planted some "King Alfred" a few years ago and they look kind of scrawny and pale. Maybe I should have used bonemeal. I planted a few large groups this fall of Dutch Master (about 60 some bulbs) and put bonemeal in with them when I planted. I'll see how they do this spring, and maybe move the King Alfreds when it's time and add bonemeal. .....Update . Now the Dutch Masters have bloomed,and quite early for around here! We had a very warm spell in March (it came in like a lamb) but boy did it go out like a lion! The 'Masters started blooming in early March, but were really short! I was disappointed once again. But when the weather turned bad again and the temp's dropped, the stems started elongating and... read more


On May 28, 2004, ladyrowan from Garberville, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

All-around "classic look" daffodil. Unlike Marieke, "Dutch Master's" petals are drawn slightly forward, almost dipping down. Ideal for Naturalizing along a drive, beneath a stand of trees, or on a hillside where they can be enjoyed, and won't be mowed down.