Crosses of tetraploid species with each other or with tetraploid standard daffodils

February 7, 2017
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Most crosses of standard daffodils with diploid species and crosses between diploid species are infertile. If tetraploid species are used the descendants are fertile. Some more information you find within…

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An embarrassment of riches in middle Georgia-USA (USDA zone 8b)

February 3, 2017
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Not sure I will have any daffodils left for the Georgia Daffodil Society show in Atlanta on MAR 25th. I could enter a show right now. Maybe someone will start…

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Autumn Colors in the dark

February 3, 2017
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My dad noticed some Autumn Colors blooming when he got home from work last night. Took a picture with the flash on his phone. I cropped and thought it turned…

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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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First Blooms in Milton, GA, USA

January 30, 2017
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My season opener is a first-time bloomer, although it’s been in the ground a number of years!

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ADS Convention & National Show coming soon!

January 29, 2017
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ADS Convention & National Show coming soon!

There is no better time than now to make your reservations to join us in Sacramento for the 2017 ADS National Convention, March 10th-12th. The special “daffodil rate” at the…

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Mary Poppins makes early appearance

January 26, 2017
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Its Late January in Fayetteville, Ga., USA we had a few 70 degree days. A new bulbicodium Mary Poppins made a unexpected very early appearance. I welcome the early spring…

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First Narcissus for 2017

My first Narcissus is blooming for 2017 after my Autumn bloomers have finished. This is Narcissus cantabricus var. foliosus: My next species will be Narcissus psuedonarcissus. I believe I have…

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First Stanza 8w-o

January 26, 2017
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Enjoyed Lawrence Trevanion’s First Stanza  8w-o  tazetta  in November 2016. Prolific bloomer, nice color and form.  

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Journal

January 18, 2017
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Hi Jolene, Just to advise that my December Journal arrived in Christchurch today. Dave Adams

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The Colors of Green Daffodils.

January 18, 2017
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One of the things we have learned after several generations of daffodil breeding with N. viridiflorus in the background is that there can be many shades and colors of green…

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R I P – Robert ( Bob ) MacDonell

January 15, 2017
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New  Zealand  growers  and  exhibitors  will  be  saddened  by  the  passing  of  Bob  MacDonell  , on  Thursday  12  January  ,  after  a  long  illness . Bob was  for  many  years …

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In bloom today!

On a cold morning with snow on the ground it was a real pleasure to see this seedling from Harold Koopowitz’s extensive and entrepreneurial breeding programme in bloom in the…

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