Fl. 60 mm wide, clear pale sulfur yellow; perianth and other petaloid segments in six whorls regularly superimposed, ovate, acute; the outer whorl spreading; the inner whorls successively shorter, narrower and more strongly inflexed.
A description according to Daffodils, narcissus, and how to grow them as a hardy plants for cut… 1907 by Arthur Martin Kirby, “A quaint old variety of greatest interest to the collector of varieties. The lemon yellow flowers are composed of six superimposed layers of six petals- like pointed stars-graduating in size. The single form is unknown.”
From Bowles’ 1934 in the The Narcissus” ‘Eystettensis’, generally placed with trumpet varieties and otherwise known as capax plenus or ‘Queen Anne’s Double Daffodil’, is another plant of mysterious origin. It stands alone in possessing several remarkable characters. These are, the absence of perianth tube and corona; the arrangement of the perianth segments in six opposite whorls, succeeding segments being placed exactly above one below to form a perfect star of six points; and the pale creamy-yellow coloring of the whole flower.”
A quote from Jefferson-Brown’s book Daffodils and Narcissi of 1969 about the synonym name of Queen Anne: Queen Anne’s Double Daffodil is another flower with which this monarch’s name is associated, but it is not our eighteenth-century queen, but Queen Anne of Austria who is so remembered.
'Capax Plenus', 'Gallicus Minor Flore Pleno', 'Pleno Flore', 'Queen Anne's Daffodil', 'Queen Anne's Double Daffodil', 'Robinus his Daffodil', 'Sylvestris Stellatus', 'The Lesser French Double Bastard Daffodil', 'Trilobus Plene'
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Photo: Anne Wright, England, UKEystettensis, 4 Y-Y, ,
Photo: James Ian Young, Scotland, UKEystettensis, 4 Y-Y, ,
Historic Image: Barr Catalog, England, UKEystettensis, 4 Y-Y, ,
Historic Image: Gertrude Hartland, Cork, IrelandEystettensis, 4 Y-Y, ,
Photo: Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio, USA