Harold Koopowitz, California

In bloom today

October 15, 2009

Categories: Autumn Blooming Daffodils, Daffodil Types, Hybridizing, Seedling, Species

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We have had the first rains of the season and the autumn daffodils are starting to gear up. Here is a pot of daffodils of N. cavanellesii. This was one bulb in 1999 so it has taken 10 years to make a nice clump.
The other flower is a first bloom seedling from N. cavanellesii x N. viridiflorus. The seed was planted in 2003 so it has taken its time! Typical of crosses between viridiflorus which is a blue-grey-green and a yellow species we get a greeny-yellow. The short corona of the green parent is further reduced.

One response to “In bloom today”

  1. Christine Durrill says:

    They look suspiciously like Star of Bethlehem to me, I wonder if there’s a genetic link in there somewhere?

    Chris Durrill