Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda Planted - 'Cheerfulness' Narcissus

Narcissus 'Cheerfulness'

Come spring, lots of folks slap themselves on the forehead saying, "I woulda, coulda, shoulda planted ____." You fill in the blank. If only they had planted those flower bulbs in fall, they would be enjoying them in spring. Here is one of my favorites that you should plant now.

Narcissus 'Cheerfulness' was raised in 1923 by J.B. Van der Schoot, and is considered to be an heirloom variety.

Name(s): Narcissus 'Cheerfulness'.

Flower Color: White/yellow.

Bloom Time: Late season

Foliage: Herbaceous.

Height: 14 inches.

Climate Zones: Hardy in zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade.

Soil Condition: Organic, well-drained, pH 6.1 to 7.8.

Planting Depth: 2-1/2 times the height of the bulb.

Features: Double cup. Deer resistant.

Uses: Naturalizing, cutting, perennial gardens, bulb gardens, container gardens.

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