Double Narcissus, Double Daffodil 'Erlicheer'


Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Erlicheer
Additional cultivar information:(aka Gaiety, Cheerfulness)
Hybridized by Gardiner
Registered or introduced: pre 1934
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Division 4 - Double


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer


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

Light Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White




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:


Propagation Methods:

By tip layering

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors


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

Garberville, California

Pensacola, Florida

Hawkinsville, Georgia

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Wrens, Georgia

Hebron, Kentucky

Henderson, Kentucky

Fallston, Maryland

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Chester, New York

Morehead City, North Carolina

Simpsonville, South Carolina

Gilmer, Texas

Houston, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Tyler, Texas

Willis, Texas

Falls Church, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 6, 2014, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a beauty! It's very small and petite. When these bloomed for me last Spring they were so beautiful, I wanted to make sure that they made it to another Spring before I posted a picture. Not only have they made it, in all 3 I planted, they have increased by one plant and their offspring are getting set to bloom as well. Erlicheer has some of the best formed flowers I have ever seen. They truly don't look real sometimes because they are so perfectly formed. One note though: For my area, the foilage comes out in Fall. It did concern me a bit but they never tried to early bloom, even though I watered them once a week through Winter.


On Apr 21, 2013, RUBYS from Wrens, GA wrote:

Comes back every year but blooms very early (mine bloomed in January) and is usually very short live. Flowers stalks do not bear the weight of the flowers.


On Jan 17, 2011, naplesdj from Bensalem, PA wrote:

The plant is beautiful and the fragrance delightful. However, many of the plants seem to want to emerge in fall and end up dying in winter.


On Apr 29, 2010, MPOCHAW from Chester, NY wrote:

Chester NY - planted a bunch and all came up blooming. Cute bunches of white; multiple flowers on each stem. Super fragrant. I am in Zone 6.


On Dec 16, 2009, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Most sellers list this variety as zone 6 hardy. Does anyone know if this is accurate, or is it a 7b as stated in Plant Files?


On Apr 6, 2009, klstuart from Simpsonville, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Probably my favorite daff. Unbelievable fragrance, prolific blooms, multiplies readily in my hot, full sun back bed. Blooms a little later than others. (blooming now in early April, when I have some that bloomed almost 2 months ago)


On Jan 24, 2008, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

what a beautiful daff. Good one for the south. Fragrant. is not conventional like that of roses, jasmine, etc. but it definitely perfumes the gardens. This is my new fave daff.

UPDATE 02/2013: My first planting of this daff is in its 6th year. Since then, I have planting some each year as it has proven so reliable.


On Jun 21, 2002, Wintermoor from Jesteburg-Wiedenhof
Germany (Zone 8a) wrote:

A nice late-blooming bulb. The leaves are long, just as Spring Daffodils, and the flower(s), become so heavy for the stalks, that they tend to fall over, especially after rain.
The blooms are fragrant, (smelling of perfumed hand-creme), and would look impressive if grown in groups of 5 - 10. There are either 1 or 2 flower stalks per bulb.
A plant that needs no attention, except for staking after rain, preferably before a known heavy rainfall is due.