Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland

Hybridising query?

October 9, 2008

Categories: Daffodil Types, Hybridizing, Miniatures, Seedling

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Three little flowers blooming to-day in the rain. Has anyone tried intercrossing N. calcicola x N. bulbocodium and or N. cantabricus var foliosus ? If so did the crosses produce viable seed?
There is some encouragement that it might work because Fernandez Casas has named a wild hybrid N. x romoi that is reputed to have as parents N. cantabricus and N. fernandesii. – a fairly close pairing.
Maybe this is a question primarily for Harold Koopowitz,  Ben Zonneveld and hybridisers of miniatures.
It is not usual to have N. calcicola in bloom at the same time as the other two – I will mate them but I’m interested in advance information on the prospects of success from those who may have tried this or similar crosses.
Brian Duncan

One response to “Hybridising query?”

  1. Harold Koopowitz, California Harold Koopowitz says:

    Hi Brian:
    Checked through the last 10 years of records. Never made that cross. Closest I can find is N. jonquilla almadensis x cantabricus. It only yielded 4 seeds. Have not flowered it if it is still alive?