Theo Sanders, Germany

Narcissus cantabricus crosses

February 2, 2017
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Categories: Daffodil Types, Fertility, Hybridizing, Miniatures, Pollination, Science, Seedling, Winter Blooming Daffodils

  

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 but am not very optimistic that it will do well.

Theo

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5 Responses to Narcissus cantabricus crosses

  1. Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    February 1, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Hello Theo,

    Lovely little seedlings – how tall are the stems?

    Brian

  2. Theo Sanders, Germany
    Theo Sanders, Germany
    February 2, 2017 at 5:52 am

    Brian,

    The stems for the first seedling are from 18 to 24 cm (flower diameter about 4,2 cm). The stem for the second one is 15 cm long (flower diameter 3,5 cm).

    Theo

  3. Lawrence Trevanion, Australia
    Lawrence Trevanion, Australia
    February 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Hi Theo,

    I really like the triandrus x cantabricus. (Are you sure all those grains are unreduced?) I hope you keep the pollen and put it back onto triandrus and bulbocodiums and even plants such as Mission Bells. The Emerald Sea cross, however, I’ll be amazed if you get anything from it.

  4. Theo Sanders, Germany
    Theo Sanders, Germany
    February 3, 2017 at 1:48 am

    Lawrence,

    I believe the pollen grains are unreduced for triandrus x cantabricus, for cantabricus x Emererald Sea I am sure. It could be verified by measuring the nuclear DNA content of the pollen grains, but this seems to be extremely complicated.

    The pollen of triandrus x cantabricus was at once used on cantabricus and on Limequilla x Emerald Sea which are flowering.

    Theo

  5. Larry Force, Mississippi
    Larry Force, Mississippi
    February 3, 2017 at 4:52 am

    Theo, Very nice seedlings, congratulations on the crosses , Thanks for posting!