Theo Sanders, Germany

Narcissus x xanthochlorus

October 25, 2014
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Categories: Autumn Blooming Daffodils, Daffodil Types, Fertility, Hybridizing, Species

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One year ago I published a picture of N. x xanthochlorus ( N. cavanillesii x N. viridiflorus) on Daffnet. This year  three bulbs will flower. Two  flowers allready opened (see photos).  N. x xantthochlorus is allotetraploid and therefore seed- and pollen- fertile.

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Theo

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3 Responses to Narcissus x xanthochlorus

  1. Donna Dietsch, Ohio
    October 26, 2014 at 11:22 am

    So what are your proposed crosses?  You can’t leave that luscious looking pollen just sit there.  Can you freeze some pollen and use it later this spring?  Maybe self them?

    Donna Dietsch

  2. Theo Sanders, Germany
    Theo Sanders, Germany
    October 27, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Donna,

    Crosses with standard daffodils , jonquilla hybrids like Hillstar, and viridiflorus hybrids like Emerald Sea, and with many diploid species should be possible. In this spring I   put frozen pollen on Lennymore and Rocoza and in autumn 2013 I used it as a seed parent for  Ballygowan x N. viridiflorus. In all cases a got some seed grains.

    Theo

  3. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    October 27, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Theo,

    Thanks for sharing the photos.  Its nice to see that more bulbs are flowering this year.  Hope you get some good things from your crosses.

    Mary Lou