Fertility

The fertility of species and named daffodils.

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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Narcissus cantabricus crosses

February 2, 2017
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   These two miniature daffodils are flowering in the greenhouse. The seedlings of both crosses often generate unreduced pollen. I shall try the first one out of doors this year…

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First Narcissus for 2017

My first Narcissus is blooming for 2017 after my Autumn bloomers have finished. This is Narcissus cantabricus var. foliosus: My next species will be Narcissus psuedonarcissus. I believe I have…

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Fertile triandrus hybrids

January 13, 2017
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In Daffnet (November 7, 2016) Graham Fleming wrote that he got seeds from combining several of his triandrus hybrids with a special triandrus variety (NTT) with one chromosome set of…

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