Breeding

Contains information and advice about hybridizing as well as photos of seedlings.

In bloom today!

On a cold morning with snow on the ground it was a real pleasure to see this seedling from Harold Koopowitz’s extensive and entrepreneurial breeding programme in bloom in the…

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Autumn blooming Narcissus

Narcissus tazetta has a few Autumn blooming varieties from dry Mediterranean areas that bloom when the first rains arrive in the fall and winter, these varieties don’t need a winter…

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Triandus hybrids

November 7, 2016
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Hi At our Canberra Show Lawrence asked whether our triandus hybrids were fertile. A couple were still flowering so I pollinated them with pollen from our tall form of NTT.…

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Final Pick

Last week was the last significant pick of daffodils for the season. Just because it was possible a few of these were put in the Canberra iris show. Typically late…

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Late 11b’s and others

Not many 11b’s have been registered this century. To my eye, judging from the photos in Daffseek, the most attractive of these is Brian Duncan’s ‘Jodi’. Until convinced otherwise, I…

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What is flowering now in Canberra

October 4, 2016
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Hi Our season is continuing into October. There are still some daffodils to flower. I notice that Tripartite is flowering now so the end of season is nearly here! I…

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