Lawrence Trevanion, Australia

Autumn 17#6

May 31, 2017
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Categories: Autumn Blooming Daffodils, Breeding, Daffodil Types, Fertility, Growing Daffodils, Hybridizing, Seedling, Weather and Temperature, Winter Blooming Daffodils

There is no obvious boundary between autumn and winter here. It sure feels like winter.

There were enough flowers to pick a bunch for a friend’s birthday. The bunch includes the viridiflorus hybrid 10_03MJ and Bill Welch’s Autumn Colors and huge paperwhite.

This new seedling is about as yellow as any autumn flowering bulbocodiums here.

Bill Welch’s huge paperwhite is 14_07W. The N. broussonetii seedling 07_01W, also from Bill, was not watered and is much later that usual with much shorter stems. It is proving very hardy and floriforous.

 

A nice range of viridiflorus hybrids is in flower.

Some have a tendency to nod overnight and raise their heads during the day, and some don’t succeed very well. I like the pale green of 17_07MJ very much. It appears to be sterile but I have crossed it with 15_01MJ anyway in the hope of obtaining a fertile 5G-G that has no triandrus heritage.

 

16_29MJ is Virivest x (Viriverse x Theoquil). A couple of other promising yellow greens are also in flower.

   

Lastly is a Viriverse seedling that is reversish and earlier flowering than Viriverse.

Hopefully the winter will produce some new hybrids with interesting parentages.

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