Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland

Are they the same?

January 1, 2008

Categories: Bulb Information, Daffodil Types, Growing Daffodils, Hybridizing, Miniatures, Seedling

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I’ve noticed that several people grow N.’New Charm’ 10W-GWW. I wonder if it is the same as seedling clone WB866-10. Perhaps this number also appeared with supplied bulbs of ‘New Charm’? A key identification feature seems to be the glaucous (rather than green)upright stem, though this could also apply to a sibling. I don’t think Walter has e-mail or I’d be glad to ask him directly. 
I think 866-10 is really special as an N. cantabricus selection or x.seedling.
Brian Duncan

2 responses to “Are they the same?”

  1. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio Mary Lou Gripshover says:

    My bulbs of ‘New Charm’ came to me (as a member of the ADS Miniatures Committee) simply as ‘New Charm’, without any seedling number attached, so I don’t know if it is WB866-10.  I’ve never thought of the foliage or stem as glaucous though.  The pot is growing alongside a pot of N. romieuxii (grown from RHS seed) and I’d say that the foliage of ‘New Charm’ may be a slightly lighter shade of green than that of N. romieuxii.  The foliage is long and drapes over the side of the pot.  I’m copying Nancy Wilson, who I believe sells ‘New Charm’ in case she has more information.  Jon Kawaguchi, how does it grow for you?  The three bulbs I received last year are certainly multiplying well.  There are 9 or 10 buds/blooms in the pot this year.
    Mary Lou Gripshover
    Cincinnati, Ohio 

  2. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio Mary Lou Gripshover says:

    Hi Nancy,
    Thanks so much for the additional information.  It’s very helpful.  I’ll attach the seedling number 2460 to my stock of ‘New Charm’.  It is indeed very floriferous, as I have at least 12 blooms from the 3 bulbs received in 2006, and there may be another bud just coming along.
    Many thanks,
    Mary Lou