They are called “Twin Sisters” and it always seems that one is hiding behind the other. Therefore, I have to conclude that one bloom is definitely shyer than the other! Maybe one bloom is the youngest and always competing for attention–I was the youngest in my family so I can relate!
It is the latest blooming Narcissus in our gardens here in North Texas, and it is that way across the Southern United States. As it moves into warmer Zone 8b and 9 climates, it really struggles to bloom at all. Because of the late blooming nature, when found on old empty lots, road side ditches, and around abandoned homes, it is often competing with the high spring weeds. That leads to the impression that it is not very showy. Don’t be fooled! In a garden with proper care and weeding, this beauty truly does shine forth and carry the final torch of spring blooms all the way to the end of April.
A few other interesting facts. Thomas Jefferson grew this flower at Monticello. Also, you can find this flower in many cemeteries across the Southern US. Don’t let the over anxious mowers take it down! It is very tempting this time of year to clean up our spaces, but if possible, try to mow around it and let the foliage die down naturally.