Fertility

The fertility of species and named daffodils.

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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Different seedlings of N. x xanthochlorus (N. cavanillesii x N. viridiflorus) are flowering

December 2, 2016
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The seedlings of N. x xanthochlorus should be fertile because they are allotetraploid. But some generate no viable pollen. Successful crosses with Maria Pia as the pollen parent were made.…

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N. cavanillesii crosses

November 24, 2016
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N. cavanillesii flowered three days after a heavy rain in southern Spain. Today, one month later I earned the seeds in the picture. The different pollen parents influence the size of…

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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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Seedpods of N. triandrus triandrus

October 10, 2016
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Hi, everybody, When I was at John Reed’s this past year, I saw 2 different kinds of seed pods on naturalized N.t.t. — some were jumbo, oblong and squarish, the…

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