Science

This category is about the biology of daffodils and narcissus.

Theory according to Dave

August 28, 2017
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These flowers of Nb nivalis are quite the smallest daffodils that we grow. When exhibited in NZ they are down pointed because they are too small compared with a vase…

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Open Pollination

July 8, 2017
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  My first steps as a hybridizer were to cross standard daffodils. I read in the literature that it is not necessary to prevent open pollination because only 1 to…

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Tête à Tête in the Sierra de las Nieves

April 30, 2017
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   In March I made a trip to Spain looking for narcissus species. I saw many different sites and visited also the Sierra de las Nieves near Ronda, where in…

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Interesting French daffodil drawings

March 19, 2017
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I found this page at the Chicago Botanic Garden Library some years ago and will excise a few blooms for illustrations in our show schedule which I am putting to…

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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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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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