|Yellow Cheerfulness Narcissus|
Family Amarylidaceae - Amaryllis, Daffodil, Jonquil & Narcissus
This lovely spring-blooming perennial will add a splash of cheery gold to any flower garden
Flowers | Index | Garden Slugs | Tree Encyclopedia | Rhododendrons | Rose Family
Narcissus was a hunter in Greek Mythology defined by his vanity and beauty. Disdainful of those who sought his favor, he was tricked into falling in love with his own reflected image by his nemesis, Nemesis. There are several versions of the myth surviving, but all of them have become allegorical axioms of the perils of self-possession now known as narcissism. It is not known if the myth gave rise to our subject flower's genus, Narcissus. There are thousands of registered varieties.
These delightful flowers add welcome color to a spring garden or lawn, with their bobbing yellow heads set against the dreary landscape of late winter. "Yellow Cheerfulness" is a hardy variety renowned for its heavy, butter-yellow and orange flowers and pastel green foliage. Sown in pods along the garden edges or in a vast expanse of lawn, the prodigious producers will afford dramatic accents and outstanding, long-lasting cut flowers.
Narcissus, daffodils and jonquils are sold as bulbs meant to be planted in autumn.
A flower is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms). The flower contains the plant's reproductive organs, and its function is to produce seeds. After fertilization, portions of the flower develop into a fruit containing the seeds.
Tree Encyclopedia | Trees Index | Rhododendrons | Fruit Trees