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PlantFiles: Double Narcissus, Double Daffodil
Narcissus 'Yellow Cheerfulness'

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

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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


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting

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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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive coriaceous 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.

Neutral tabasco 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.

Positive Toxicodendron 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.

Neutral Baa 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.


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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