Fertility

The fertility of species and named daffodils.

Hybridizing

A Beginning in Hybridizing The year 2017 was a successful year in my producing of daffodil seed from many of my crosses but not all.  Probably the words that I…

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Autumn 17#6

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…

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Autumn 17#5

Bulbocodium season has now started. The first of the viridiflorus hybrids has just finished which means it has lasted over 2 weeks.               A…

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Evaluation of Seedlings

A question to hybridizers.  How do you evaluate your seedlings on a year when they have summer weather in February followed in March by three weeks of extreme cold and…

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Narcissus x litigiosus

February 28, 2017
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  My best N. x litigiosus/ susannae (N. cantabricus x N. triandrus pallidulus) with about seven %  pollen fertility. Theo

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Crosses of tetraploid species with each other or with tetraploid standard daffodils

February 7, 2017
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Most crosses of standard daffodils with diploid species and crosses between diploid species are infertile. If tetraploid species are used the descendants are fertile. Some more information you find within…

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