Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Narcissus x incomparabilis Mill. var. 'Flore pleno'

See Narcissus x incomparabilis Mill. for information about the single form.  'Flore pleno' is a very double narcissus with clear yellow flowers.  The variety ‘Butter and Eggs’, described by Baker as common in gardens, is different, very double, a clear yellow interspersed with the segments of a bright orange cup, hence the common name.  [Baker Am.].

Horticultural & Botanical History

See Narcissus x incomparabilis Mill.

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [B.340/1843].


Published May 18, 2009 - 06:31 PM | Last updated Aug 08, 2012 - 02:46 PM

Family Amaryllidaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, southern Europe

Common Name

Double Chalice cup narcissus, Double Peerless daffodil

Name in the Camden Park Record

Narcissus incomparabilis fl. pl. 

Confidence level high