Barrett Browning Small Cupped Daffodil

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The Barrett Browning Small Cupped Daffodil is named for poet Elizabeth Barret Browning, who penned the famous line “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” True to its namesake, this cultivar has been a beloved favorite since its introduction in 1945. Blooming in mid-spring, it is an early season delight with broad, crisp white petals contrast a frilled tangerine-orange cup. Winner of the Wister Award for outstanding garden daffodils from the American Daffodil Society. (Narcissus)
Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
bee-friendly
Bee Friendly
attract-butterflies
Attract Butterflies
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Great For Mass Plantings
multiplies--naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
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Good For Cut Flowers
fragrant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
containers
Good For Containers
deer-resistant
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
full-sun
Full Sun
half-sun--half-shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 12-14" tall
Bulb SpacingPlant bulbs 6" apart
Bloom TimeEarly to mid Spring
SKUAM019983

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

Growing Daffodils (Narcissus): Small Cupped Daffodils have mid-sized flowers, one flower per stem, cups that measure no more than one-third the length of their petals. Typically have white or pale petals and boldly colored cups. A symbol of spring, these foolproof bulbs bloom beautifully, offering sunny hues and often sweet fragrance as well. Plant bulbs in fall for early season color in flowerpots, perennial beds, or large swaths in your yard. Best of all, Daffodils return year after year. They multiply and spread over time, with each bulb developing into a cluster of flowers. In gardens or wildflower meadows, summer perennials will grow up to hide the fading foliage. After flowering is done, allow foliage to die back naturally to feed the bulbs for next season’s blooms.

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Associated SKUsAM019983
AM019930 (Bag of 8) - Out of stock.
AM019984 (Bag of 24) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Small Cupped Daffodil
Botanical Name
Narcissus 'Barrett Browning'
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Orange, White
Mature Height
12-14" tall
Bulb Spacing
Plant bulbs 6" apart
Planting Depth
Bulb should be planted 6" below the soil line.
Bloom Time
Early to mid Spring
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Good For Cut Flowers, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Containers, Deer Resistant
Additional Information
Native to Europe
Soil Type
Average Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Awards
Wister Award '11
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Fall
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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Planting & Care

What is a "Quality Bulb," and Why Does Bulb Quality Matter?

Flower bulbs come in a wide variety of sizes. It is important to get the largest, best quality bulbs you can find. Larger bulbs help to ensure success, producing larger and stronger plants with more flowers.

Several flower bulbs are part of the onion family, and because of this I like to use Onions as a representation of how important bulb size is. Which of the onions on your shelf go bad first? The smallest ones! Larger onions are more resilient, taking longer to dry out/rot and can withstand swings in temperature better. Flower bulbs are the same. Larger bulbs will withstand disease, draught, large amounts of moisture, and colder temperatures significantly better than the smaller ones.

Tulip Bulb Comparison

Here at American Meadows we are committed to providing you with the highest quality bulbs. This means we do everything we can to source the largest bulbs possible. Below is a comparison of bulbs purchased from three different retail stores:

Each of the glass tubes contains 20 Dutch Master Daffodils. Starting from the left, the first tube is what is sold here at American Meadows, the middle tube was purchased at a local “Home Supply” box store, and the third is another online retailer. The difference is easily noticeable.

The next picture is the same comparison, but with Tulip Bulbs:

Again, our bulbs are quite a bit larger than other retailers.

Other things to be aware of when it comes to bulb quality is making sure they are firm and without signs of external damage or cracking. Do your best to avoid bulbs that are already growing and have shoots or freshly grown roots. This is difficult when purchasing online, but if you are ordering through a reputable company, they should be checking for these things regularly.

Next time you are looking to buy bulbs, think about how much time you put into planning and planting your garden and then anxiously waiting for your flowers to grow and bloom. Don’t be disappointed after all that effort by planting sub-par bulbs. Buy the largest, firmest, disease free bulbs you can afford, and you will have the best possible results.

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