Flowers can come with the most beautiful looks and softest petals, but plants know exactly how to take it to the next level by reaching our sense of smell. Not only do Narcissus Cheerfulness bring a nice scent to the table, but they also provide the boldest touch of elegance to just about anything.
Narcissus Cheerfulness is also known as Narcissus ‘Erlicheer’, Daffodil ‘Erlicheer’, or Daffodil double. It has different layers of petals, making it stand out from the other varieties of Daffodils. Narcissus, or Daffodils, are commonly known to have originated in the Netherlands, but these species are native to Spain, Portugal, and surrounding areas in southwest Europe.
The stiffness of these flowers are what allows them to become long-lasting. They can last up to 10 days (or sometimes more!) when property taken care of. However, make sure to be careful when cutting and handling such a stem, since their sap can be poisonous if accidentally ingested. Such poison is the plant’s defense mechanism used to protect themselves and keep predators away, like rodents and deer. In the United Kingdom, the Narcissus is considered to be the national flower of Wales while at the same time remaining to be a classic symbol of spring.
A bit of history...
The word Narcissus is as a matter of fact the scientific name of the Daffodil. This name, Narcissus, is often linked to ancient Greek mythology and its description of a very handsome young man whose looks were given by the Gods and went by such name. Narcissus’s beauty was permanent, as long as he never saw his own reflection. The day came when he encountered a pond and saw his reflection, making him fall in love with himself. Seeing how such deep love could not be returned, he tragically killed himself. In his place, a flower bloomed, which consequently took the name of Narcissus.
How to care for Narcissus:
Before placing in water, re-cut the stems. Do not mix them with other flowers until they have been soaked in water for 24 hours. The sap of the Narcissus can be harmful for other cut flowers, such as tulips, carnations, freesias, and roses. After being soaked, wash the stems. They can now be placed with other varieties, as long as the narcissus stems are not re-cut.