Fertility

The fertility of species and named daffodils.

New Trevanion Bulbocodium hybrids at the Canberra Show

September 18, 2015
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Lawrence Trevanion exhibited a number of his fertile bulbocodium hybrids at the Canberra Show. The judges preferred the bulbocodiums that did not have wide perianths. Lawrence’s new hybrids add an…

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Snapdragon?

September 12, 2015
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Snapdragon

Lot’s of deformities can be seen in daffodils and only very occasionally would one wish to stabilise such features. Yesterday I spotted one that looks quite attractive to my eye.…

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N. lagoi

The first pseudonarcissus species for the season is tiny N. lagoi.    Put into a head of frost bitten Gramonella gives a better idea of its scale. One of the…

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Winter bulbocodiums

It has been a cold frosty winter here and many flowers are later than usual. The tazettas in the field are miserable. The paperwhites are miserable too but they seem…

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The generation of fertile allotetraploid hybrids of narcissus species by chromosome doubling

June 21, 2015
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This spring I found many diploid pollen grains on one plant of Hawera and three plants of Fairy Chimes. These species hybrids were transformed with Oryzalin from diploids to tetraploids or…

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Danger Zone 2W-P

Hello everyone A few years ago I was given a ‘starter pack’ of bulbs when I joined my local Daffodil Society.  One of the bags was of ‘Nynja’ 2Y-Y.  The…

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