Double Narcissus, Double Daffodil 'Yellow Cheerfulness'


Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Narcissus (nar-SIS-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Yellow Cheerfulness
Hybridized by Eggink
Registered or introduced: 1937
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Division 4 - Double


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Bloom Time:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale 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:


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

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

Tracy, California

Cordele, Georgia

Hebron, Kentucky

Piedmont, Missouri

Morehead City, North Carolina

Belfield, North Dakota

, Ontario

Portland, Oregon

Fate, Texas

Leesburg, Virginia

Seattle, Washington

Vancouver, Washington (2 reports)

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Gardeners' Notes:


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

AM(e) 1946
*AM(p) 1976
AGM 1995
AM Haarlem 1937
FCC Haarlem 1942


On Jan 31, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

A reliable performer and a vigorous naturalizer, this is one of the few double-flowered narcissus I like. Unlike most, 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.

This is a soft lemon-yellow and harmonizes better with a wide range of tulip colors than the usual brassy gold.

Winner of the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.


On May 11, 2005, tabasco from Cincinnati (Anderson Twp), OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

We planted n. 'yellow cheerfulness' with early blooming azaleas and it made a nice show here in Ohio.

It's a delicate looking flower, though, and I think we will move n. 'tete a tete' and 'jetfire' away from 'y. cheerfulness' to show off it's soft and charming bloom more successfully.


On May 15, 2004, Toxicodendron from Piedmont, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is one of the later bloomers here in Missouri. It multiplies but needs divided to keep blooming well. The small flowers are a beautiful soft yellow and look like little roses.


On May 14, 2004, Baa wrote:

A smallish flowered, double daffodil that is a yellow sport of 'Cheerfulness'

Flowers March to May

Very easy to grow in well drained but moist soil, while they cope with partial shade they flower better when in more sun.