Spot the Gaffe

January 15, 2008
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Hello trainspotters,
When preparing for the article on hybridising for the December ADS Journal I had four flowers of Ebony that I intended pollinating. From the record book photo on P101 you will see that I intended crosses of Pink Belladonna and Di-Hard however the pollen on Di-Hard was not viable so I crossed all four Ebony with Pink Belladonna. When choosing the photos for the article you will see that there is no pollen on the flower pictured on the bottom of P102. I chose the photo of taking pollen from Di-Hard in error hence a major gaffe.
The good news is that I have planted 46 seeds from the Ebony x Pink Belladonna cross. I only hope that I still have most of my faculties by the time they flower around 2012!!!!!
Becky got the closest to the correct answer so she will receive a bulb of Amy Jane.
Amy Jane is late flowering and not really a show flower but she is drop dead gorgeous. When on the showbench this is one of those flowers that the public ask “Where can I get that one?” Amy Jane is a creamy white double with a broad pink band on the petaloids. Looks more like a carnation than a daffodil. I hope you enjoy this one Becky.
David Adams

One Response to Spot the Gaffe

  1. Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee
    Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee
    January 15, 2008 at 4:54 am

    David, you are more than generous, seeing I never got the correct answer despite your hints. Thank you! I was very excited to see the image of Amy Jane on Daffseek. Not only is is a very attractive double, but I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a double with such a visible pistil! Does it always grow like that? Of course, that makes me hope it might also be fertile.
    Becky Fox Matthews that daffy girl near Nashville
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