NARCISSUS TELAMONIUS PLENUS came from Grandma T’s garden too. They really are like sunshine on a stem.

Only a half-dozen bulbs, they have been slow to multiply. I finally identified them a few days ago (how did we live without the searching power of the internet?) after several searches for double flowered narcissus. I found identifying photos and the information I was looking for here, a website of the American Daffodil Society. This narcissus was first noted in 1620 and it now most often found in old gardens and vacant lots. I have not found any commercial sources for this variety. I also found a helpful blog posting about these bulbs ‘growing blind’ on this great gardening site. I think that is what is going on with the bulbs since I planted them back in 2000. I will dig and divide next week after blooming has finished.

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