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PlantFiles: Double Narcissus, Double Daffodil
Narcissus 'Cheerfulness'

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Cheerfulness

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9 members have or want this plant for trade.

Division 4 - Double

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
White/Near White


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

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 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

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3 positives
No neutrals
2 negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive coriaceous On Mar 31, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

A reliable performer and a vigorous naturalizer. Unlike most doubles, it doesn't need exceptional weather in order to open well. And only the cup is double, so the scape stands up well.

Exceptionally late to bloom, this is a great season extender, into garden tour season.

An heirloom variety introduced in 1923. Winner of the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Negative RosemaryA On Apr 29, 2009, RosemaryA from Toronto, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

I ordered these online because they were advertised as fragrant, and found out months later when they bloomed that I don't like the fragrance! I would encourage people to smell fragrant plants in person before buying.

Positive beansandpenney On Oct 5, 2008, beansandpenney from Orchard Park, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:

I moved to a new home and immediately started planting specialty daffodils, Replete, Apricot Whirl, Orangerie...I also grabbed a mixed bag of double daffodils at Lowes for fun. Well, "Cheerfullness" happened to be in the mixed bag and it was my favorite of all the daffodils I planted. The fragrance is so lovely and powerful, I am anxious to dig up the clumps and plant in more gardens. I planted it in my "cold" garden, morning sun, shade all afternoon...the plants there grow and bloom later than the rest of my gardens. Last of the daffodils to bloom, blooms last 1-2 weeks...a delicate stunner in the garden!

Negative maudie400 On Jun 9, 2008, maudie400 from Normal, IL wrote:

I planted these bulbs two years ago. The first year they bloomed fine, but since then, the buds seem to dry out and turn papery before blooming. They're planted in half sun along a driveway. I plant annuals there during the summer, so they do get watered.

Any suggestions?

Positive Terry On Mar 29, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

A good week-plus later to bloom than the other Daffodils in the bed, this one also has more petite blooms; fairly fragrant


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

Lawley, Alabama
Cazadero, California
Garberville, California
Barbourville, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Roslindale, Massachusetts
Owosso, Michigan
Munsonville, New Hampshire
Bronx, New York
Orchard Park, New York
Van Etten, New York
Greenville, North Carolina
Morehead City, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Dayton, Ohio
, Ontario
Portland, Oregon
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Clarksville, Tennessee
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Portsmouth, Virginia
Vancouver, Washington (2 reports)

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