King Alfred
Classification:
1 Y-Y[ Trumpet Long-Cupped ]
Season:
Early to Mid-Season
Height:
Tall - greater than 67.5 cm (26.6 in)
Registered:
Yes, before 1899
Special Class:
ADS Historics
Chromosomes:
28
Fertility:
Both Seed and Pollen fertile
Used as parent:
59 times as seed, 46 times as pollen
Comments

98 mm wide, vivid yellow perianth segments oblong, twisted, overlapping; inner segments twisted; corona cylindrical, smooth, deeper tone than perianth, mouth expanded, rim widely flanged and deeply notched.

F.W. Burbidge wrote in his report on the Narcissus Committee in 1899 that the raiser appeared to have been the late Mr. Kendall. Burbidge added that one could only guess at its parentage: ‘Maximus’ x ‘Emperor’ say some, and ‘Maximus’ x ‘Golden Spur’ say others.

According to the April 1st, 1899 Gardener’s Chronicle: “A remarkably fine Ajax was sent from Mr. Kendall, Newton Poppleford, Ottery St. Mary, Devon. This flower named King Alfred appears to be the outcome of a cross between N. Emperor and Maximus. The large bloom of rich uniform gold, and thick substance, recalls the features of both parents, as do the tall stems and stout glaucous foliage (First-class Certificate).”

Origin of Name

Believed to be named after a millenary of one of England’s greatest kings.

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King AlfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Historic Image: Albert F. Calvert, England
King AlfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Historic Image: Albert F. Calvert, England
King AlfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Historic Image: Albert F. Calvert, England
King AlfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Photo: Kevin Inkawhich, USA
King AlfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Historic Image: Unknown Historic Source
King alfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Historic Image: P. de Jager and Sons, the Netherlands
King alfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Historic Image: R.H. Bath, Ltd., England
King alfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Historic Image: R.H. Bath, Ltd., England
King alfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Historic Image: Barr Catalog, England
King alfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Photo: Heath Family Archives, USA
King alfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Photo: Heath Family Archives, USA
King alfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Historic Image: William F.M. Copeland, England
King alfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Photo: Quality Daffodils, England
King alfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Photo: Colorblends Wholesale Flowerbulbs, USA
King alfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Photo: Colorblends Wholesale Flowerbulbs, USA
King alfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Photo: Kirby Fong, USA
King alfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Photo: Kirby Fong, USA
King alfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Photo: Kirby Fong, USA
King alfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Photo: Ralph Sowell, USA
King alfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Photo: Ralph Sowell, USA
King alfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Photo: Bob Isaak, USA
King alfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Photo: Ben Blake, USA
King alfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Photo: Ian Tyler, England
King alfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Photo: Willis H. Wheeler, USA
King alfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Photo: Carlos van der Veek, the Netherlands
King alfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Photo: Keith Kridler, USA
King alfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Photo: Sally Kington, England
King alfredKing Alfred, 1 Y-Y, John Kendall, England, 1899, England 
Historic Image: George Champion, England
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