Harold Koopowitz, California

Extra Early Flower

January 9, 2010
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Categories: Daffodil Types, Hybridizing, Seedling, Winter Blooming Daffodils

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Here  is one of the first N. lusitanicus hybrids to flower this year. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it opened as a 5G-G and then developed into an orange-red. It takes about 3 days to develop the final coloration. Two siblings of the cross are a more yellowish-green and without the red corona. Not too many division 5s with this coloration. Flower measures 30 mm in diameter without flattening the perianth.
Harold

2 responses to “Extra Early Flower”

  1. Bob Spotts, California Bob Spotts says:


    Harold,

    Stunning! I hope we see this and more at Murphys in the presentation "Green Daffodils – Really?"

     Bob

    At 02:49 PM 1/9/2010, Harold Koopowitz wrote:

    Here  is one of the first N. lusitanicus hybrids to flower this year. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it opened as a 5G-G and then developed into an orange-red. It takes about 3 days to develop the final coloration. Two siblings of the cross are a more yellowish-green and without the red corona. Not too many division 5s with this coloration. Flower measures 30 mm in diameter without flattening the perianth.
    Harold

  2. Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee Becky Fox Matthews says:

    Wowee!  I'll say that IS stunning!  Harold, do you have any photos of N. lusitanicus?  What is it like?  And what is the pedigree of 'Limas Green Success'?  (N. viridiflorus and what?)

    And all I have are a cart of pots of non-hardy daffs in the garage wishing for above-freezing temps and some sunshine, a lot of really frozen things outdoors (we've been in the low teens at night for over a week), a few tazettas just starting to grow in various vases and bowls, and two pots of 'Tete-a-tete' from home Depot with buds just opening.  All better than no daffs at all!  ;->

    Thank you to everyone who posts photos to daffnet, no matter the season.  I always see so many wonderful things I hope to grow in the future! 

    Becky Fox Matthews
    that daffy girl near Nashville


    Robert Spotts wrote:

    " type="cite">Harold,

    Stunning! I hope we see this and more at Murphys in the presentation “Green Daffodils – Really?”

     Bob

    At 02:49 PM 1/9/2010, Harold Koopowitz wrote:

    Here  is one of the first N. lusitanicus hybrids to flower this year. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it opened as a 5G-G and then developed into an orange-red. It takes about 3 days to develop the final coloration. Two siblings of the cross are a more yellowish-green and without the red corona. Not too many division 5s with this coloration. Flower measures 30 mm in diameter without flattening the perianth.
    Harold