(Backhouse, W., pre-1869)
Having fretted for many years over its identity, we are pleased at last to offer this “remarkable variety” (Conference Catalogue, Barr & Son, 1884), this “most lovely flower” (The Book of the Daffodil, Revd S.E. Bourne, 1903). With a diameter of little more than 70 mm, this delightfully simple flower is petite. The daintily-ruffled corona opens canary- or mimosa-yellow and gradually becomes paler, but, in common with other Leedsiis we grow, the cup refuses to age whiter. The slender, milk-white perianth segments are derived from N. radiiflorus, a small, starry pheasant’s eye. At 40 cm, the slender stem is a little shorter than average.