Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland

Flowering to-day in Omagh

February 27, 2010
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Categories: Daffodil Types, Fertility, Hybridizing, Miniatures, Seedling

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All,
The third and last set of pictures taken this morning.  Firstly a John Hunter seedling that he kindly gave me.
 Perhaps not the prettiest flower in the world – but I think I see pollen in there and with its pedigree it is
 just possible it mighjt be fertile .
Some people think that we should not force mate flowers that are unlikely ever to meet in the wild and
 I don’t think there is yet a name for hybrids from N. asturiensis x N. dubius. (There’s a challenge for
someone to come up with imaginative and appropriate latin names for this intra-specific hybrid!?) 
Again this is not a very pretty flower but it is unusual and qualifies as a true Div. 2 miniature –
the size being about the same as both parents. Several more to flower in the pot so perhaps
something better will emerge.
The excitement and anticipation of the season has started – despite the dismal weather we have been having.
Brian

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