Science

This category is about the biology of daffodils and narcissus.

Fertility Update – Div. 5

There is no clear answer as to which hybrids best exemplify the characteristics of triandrus in standard sized daffodils. There seems to be a move away from hybrids with main…

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Diamond dusting / Green

September 27, 2013
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Hi All, Sometimes it’s important to select flowers in sunlight. This delightful white caught my eye a few days ago. It then reminded me that I had selected a yellow…

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Update on Golden Rice

As many daffodil people know, a strain of rice was genetically modified with two genes from daffodils so that the rice is able to manufacture carotein, an essential nutrient that…

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Toward fertile 7O-O

The first of the non-viridiflorus fertile jonquil hybrids have started flowering here. They seem to respond to the milder conditions and extra water at the house and are ahead of…

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for those that collect daffodil art

July 2, 2013
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Friends, in a very round about way, I have become aware of some historical daffodil artwork that is available for sale.  Here are the details in case any of you…

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Mid June

Finally we’ve had some rain. Hopefully I will now be able to finish planting. (It is very late!) Some nice jonquilla are now flowering. Years ago I selected bulbocodiums that…

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