This page contains pictures and information about Narcissus classified under Division 4: Double Daffodils. Narcissus in this division have one or more flowers to a stem, with doubling of the corona (cup), perianth segments (petals), or both. Double daffodils often survive for a long time in the garden, and their flowers last much longer than single daffodils, but flowers can be too heavy for the stems.
Narcissus 'Albus Plenus Odoratus' dating from at least 1861 and known as the "Double Pheasant's Eye", a form of Narcissus poeticus; it is scented. Photos by David Pilling; grown from commercial bulbs planted in late Autumn 2016 it was the last Narcissus to flower in 2017. The flower buds looked small and brown and I thought they would come to nothing, but eventually it did flower.
Narcissus 'Amstel' - growing in Riverside, CA. Photo by Jennifer Hildebrand.
Narcissus 'Cheerfulness' is a fragrant, late bloomer with creamy white flowers and yellow flecks. Photos taken March 2007 by Jay Yourch.
Narcissus 'Double Smiles' is a fragrant, yellow, mid-season bloomer. Photos 1 and 2 taken in March 2008 by Jay Yourch. Remaining photos by David Pilling; bulbs shown on a 10 mm grid and flowers in a 10 inch pot.
Narcissus 'Eystettensis' is an ancient variety, its name derives from Hortus Eystettensis (Garden at Eichstätt) 1611, written by Basilius Besler (1561–1629) to record the garden of the bishop of Eichstätt, Baveria. It is also known as "Queen Anne's Double Daffodil". E.A. Bowles thought it most likely to be a hybrid of 'Telamonius Plenus' and Narcissus triandrus. Photographs by Mark Brown.
Narcissus 'Gay Kybo' is a late to mid-season bloomer with white petals and orange flecks. Photo taken April 2008 by Jay Yourch.
Narcissus 'Primrose Beauty' was registered by Blom and Sons of the Netherlands in 1955. Photographs by David Pilling.
Narcissus 'Rip Van Winkle' is a diminutive double daffodil, just six inches high. Synonymous with Narcissus minor var. pumilus 'Plenus'. It originated in Ireland at the end of the 19th. Century. Despite its name it flowers relatively early. The heavy flowers have been known to flop over after rain, best grown in a sheltered spot. In the photos below by David Pilling it can be seen towering over Crocus tommasinianus.
Narcissus 'Sir Winston Churchill' dating from 1966 it is a sport of Narcissus 'Geranium' and is scented. The first four photos by David Pilling; bulbs shown on a 10 mm grid. The last photo from Laura Grant of a field of them flowering in her garden in Niagara, Canada.
Narcissus 'Tahiti' a double daffodil, whose stems are robust enough to carry its flowers. RHS award of garden merit. About 14 inches tall. Photos David Pilling.
Narcissus 'Texas' is a mid-late season bloomer with yellow petals and red flecks. Photos taken March 2007 by Jay Yourch.
Narcissus 'Yellow Cheerfulness' is thought to be a double form of a Poetaz hybrid. It has a delicious vanilla scent. Although it survives for years without care, it lacks vigor and increases slowly. Photo by Angelo Porcelli.
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