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I seem to have become a collector of daffodils, each fall picking two or three new-to-me cultivars and looking forward to their cheery spring blooms.  One of last fall’s picks, Narcissus jonquilla ‘Pueblo’, is just ending its bloom cycle now.

Narcissus 'Pueblo'

Brand-new flowers of Narcissus ‘Pueblo’ open delicately lemon-yellow.  Once fully open, however, they quickly fade, sporting white perianths and very pale creamy-yellow cups.  Near the end of their season, these blooms are nearly pure white, with just the lightest bit of yellow remaining inside their cups.  The flowers are about 2 1/2 inches wide.016(I took these photos after a full day of very heavy rain; hence the mud-splattered flowers!)

Narcissus jonquilla 'Pueblo' showing  four flowers on one stalk‘Pueblo’ is a Jonquil Narcissus, so many of its stems produce two or more flowers.  It is said to have a sweet scent, but frankly, I have not discerned one.

In my zone 5b garden, ‘Pueblo’ began blooming in early May, concurrent with the grape hyacinths, candytuft, Basket of Gold Alyssum, and Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’.  Its height ranges from eight to thirteen inches, making it a good choice for the front of a border or the middle of a spring-blooming bulb bed.Narcissus jonquilla 'Pueblo'

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