Cheerfulness
Classification:
4 W-Y[ Double ]
Season:
Mid-Season to Late
Height:
Standard - 32.5 to 67.5 cm (12.8 to 26.6 in)
Hybridizer:
Registered:
Yes, before 1923
Awards:
This plant earned the Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Given on the recommendation of Committees to plants of outstanding excellence for garden decoration or use (whether for open garden or under glass). The award is only given following a period of assessment. Assessment can take place in one or more of the following ways: 1) Trials at one of the Society’s Gardens or at some other venue; 2) Visits to specialist collections; 3) Round-table discussions drawing on the collective expertise and experience of Committee members, with the opportunity to call on further specialists when necessary.

Awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1995.
AGM
1995; This plant earned the First Class Certificate (FCC).

Given on the recommendation of Committees to plants of outstanding excellence for exhibition

*Award made after trial.

Qualified for garden decoration

Trial held at The RHS Garden, Wisley, Surrey, UK..

Awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1939.
*FCC(g)
1939; This plant earned the Award of Merit (AM).

Given on the recommendation of Committees to plants which are of great merit for exhibition

*Award made after trial.

Qualified for garden decoration

Trial held at The RHS Garden, Wisley, Surrey, UK..

Awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1936.
*AM(g)
1936; This plant earned the status of Highly Commended (HC)

*Award made after trial.

Qualified for garden decoration

Trial held at The RHS Garden, Wisley, Surrey, UK..

Awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1927.
*HC(g)
1927; This plant earned the Award of Merit (AM).

Given on the recommendation of Committees to plants which are of great merit for exhibition

Qualified as a show flower.

Awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1926.
AM(e)
1926; This plant earned the Award of Merit (AM).

Given on the recommendation of Committees to plants which are of great merit for exhibition.

Awarded by the Dutch "Koninklijke Algemeene Vereeniging voor Bloembollencultuur" (KAVB), or in English, the "Royal General Bulbgrowers' Association" from Haarlem, the Netherlands, in 1923.
AM Haarlem
1923;
Special Class:
ADS Historics
Chromosomes:
24
Fertility:
Believed to be Both Seed and Pollen fertile
Descendants:
None
Comments

Fls 3-4 per stem, 57 mm wide; perianth and other petaloid segments white; the outer whorl very broad in outline, rounded or squarish at apex and sometimes truncate, prominently mucronate, spreading, some segments concave, some with margins wavy or incurling, overlapping half or more; the inner segments of the outer whorl not noticeably mucronate; the center whorl half as long, clustered, strongly inflexed, deeply concave; corona segments very short, interspersed among the petaloid segments at center, yellow. Heavily scented.