Theo Sanders, Germany

N. viridiflorus and some of its crosses 3

November 22, 2009
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Categories: Daffodil Types, Hybridizing, Seedling, Species

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Actaea x N. viridiflorus ( Manuel Lima). The flower was attacked by snails and cut off for harvesting the pollen.

2 Responses to N. viridiflorus and some of its crosses 3

  1. Jamie Vande, Germany
    November 23, 2009 at 1:38 am

    Theo,

    now this is a beauty, despite the snails.  Do you know what step you will next follow?  Assumedly, this will be a 28 chr. plant.  As I am new to Narcissus, I am full of questions.  How hardy are such crosses?

    Such as, is Actaea a tetraploid selection of N. poeticus, or is it a hybrid?  I noted in its decendants that only a few have gone into the second generation.  Infertility due to ploidy?  On the other hand, the triploid Jetfire has quite a few decendants.

    Do you find that N. viridiflorus dominates the blooming season in crosses?

    Jamie Vande
    Cologne
    Zone 8

    Theo Sanders schrieb:

    Actaea x N. viridiflorus ( Manuel Lima). The flower was attacked by snails and cut off for harvesting the pollen.

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  2. Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee
    Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee
    November 23, 2009 at 4:57 am

    Oh, my, Theo, snails and all, this flower takes my breath away! What haunting colors!
    Becky