Harold Koopowitz, California

Autumn Flowers

November 20, 2010
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Categories: Autumn Blooming Daffodils, Breeding, Fertility, Hybridizing, Miniatures

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Dear All:

Here are three selections that are currently in flower. ‘Autumn Glory’ (prov.) is probably the only one of this prolific and fertile cross (Gloriousus x elegans) that will be named. It is a bit larger than the rest, most of which are miniatures, but the majority seem reluctant to produce offsets.This one, however, is making some offsets.

The backcross of  Emerald Sea by N. viridiflorus is making flowers in a variety of shapes and sizes. I have selected this one which is the smallest to use for miniature breeding. I really like the green scalloped cup. there is some modest increase in this one.

The last is to my mind the best of Emerald Sea x N. miniatus. This is larger and smoother than the 150 + siblings that have flowered.

We are having a blustery storm at the moment so far over 0.5 inches of rain. Snow is down to 4,000 ft. Fortunately at 261 ft a.s.l. we will not get any.

Harold

3 responses to “Autumn Flowers”

  1. David Liedlich says:

    Hi Harold,

    Thanks for posting the photos.  Fall daffodils are something I don’t have the pleasure of growing yet.  Those are very nice.

    Dave Liedlich
    Connecticut

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  2. Kathryn Kallmes says:
    Can these be grown in all zones? I'm planting a fall-blooming garden in zone 5.
    Kate Kallmes (new to bulbs)

    On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 3:23 PM, David Liedlich < title=> wrote:

    Hi Harold,

    Thanks for posting the photos.  Fall daffodils are something I don't have the pleasure of growing yet.  Those are very nice.

    Dave Liedlich
    Connecticut

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  3. Oleg Amekhin says:

    Hi Harold,
    Your photos so intersting for my garden.
    I have question as Kathryn Kallmes , but for zone 6.

    Oleg

    2010/11/21 Kathryn Kallmes < title=>

    Can these be grown in all zones? I'm planting a fall-blooming garden in zone 5.
    Kate Kallmes (new to bulbs)

    On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 3:23 PM, David Liedlich < title=> wrote:
    Hi Harold,

    Thanks for posting the photos.  Fall daffodils are something I don't have the pleasure of growing yet.  Those are very nice.

    Dave Liedlich
    Connecticut

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