Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland

Flowering to-day

November 25, 2009

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

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This is a little home made hybrid from N. asturiensis x N. bulbocodium that glories in the name of N. x brevitubulosus.
Flowers from this 3 year old  cross have been opening over the last 3 weeks or so and there are still buds forming,
 Flowers open on 2-3 inch stems that grow to about 4-5 inches at maturity and flowers are little more than 1inch in diameter, and they all seem to measure 2Y-Y. From two early spring flowering species I do not understand why they are blooming so early – unless the N. bulbocodium parent (unspecified in my records) was one of the autumn
 bloomers, still hanging about in wait for a pretty little asturiensis to appear. Some bulbs are producing more than
one flower – not bad for 3 years from seed!

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