Geranium and Cheerfulness Daffodils

Geranium and Cheerfulness Daffodils
By carefully choosing early, mid and late flowering heirloom daffodils, gardeners can enjoy these beautiful flowers throughout the spring.

Geranium and Cheerfulness daffodils are some very reliable heirloom varieties. These deserve a place in the garden.

Geranium Daffodil

Geranium daffodil is a tazetta hybrid narcissus. This variety does particularly well in warm climates, such as in the South. It is recommended for zones three through nine.

The award winning daffodil reproduces very quickly. It was introduced in 1930. Easy to grow, Geranium daffodil requires a moist, well drained soil. This variety is perfect for forcing in a bowl of damp pebbles.

This daffodil stands one to 1½ feet in height. It is one of the multi-flowered narcissus with up to seven blooms per stem. These are borne in clusters. Typically, there is usually three to five flowers on each stem.

Geranium daffodil makes a wonderful cut flower. These flowers are just so cute and charming. They face outwards. This is among the latest blooming tazetta daffodils, usually April to May, late to mid-season.

The two inch wide blooms are wonderfully scented. These feature creamy white petals that overlap. The small, frilled, shallow, bowl-like cup is ribbed and is orange-red.

Geranium daffodil bears some resemblance to Actaea narcissus. The reason is that a tazetta narcissus was crossed with a poet’s daffodil, which happens to be the parent of Actea daffodil.

Cheerfulness daffodil

Cheerfulness daffodil is an heirloom variety that bears exquisite mostly white blossoms. This variety is a member of Division four, the double narcissus.

This award winning plant has been around since 1920 or so. The vigorous variety does very well in the South and is widely grown in Southern gardens. Cheerfulness daffodil is a good variety for naturalizing as it multiplies readily.

The plant was a sport of Elvira daffodil. Recommended for zones four through eight, this daffodil is fourteen to sixteen inches in height. This variety is a late flowering daffodil with the double blossoms being borne in clusters. There are two to three blooms per stem.

Cheerfulness daffodils bear little resemblance to most daffodils with easily identifiable petals and cups. Instead, this variety offers pure white petals in multiple overlapping layers. These are flecked with touches of yellow. This doesn’t really have a true trumpet or cup in the center like most daffodils because it is a double. The centers are a soft creamy yellow.

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