Theo Sanders, Germany

Little N. triandrus hybrids

December 8, 2012

Categories: Autumn Blooming Daffodils, Breeding, Daffodil Types, Hybridizing, Miniatures, Seedling

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A possibility to get little N. triandrus hybrids is to cross N. triandrus pallidulus with Emerald Sea or other  viridiflorus hybrids. The size of the  fllowers in the picture is about 3 cm, the height of the stem about 16 cm. The two seedlings are flowering  in the greenhouse. I had many seedlings outdoors, but the plants were destroyed by frost. I think in the Netherlands it is possible to grow them in the field. The question there is: Do they flower before winter or early in spring?

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3 Responses to Little N. triandrus hybrids

  1. Stephen Vinisky, Oregon
    Stephen Vinisky, Oregon
    December 8, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Hi Theo,

    Lovely and remarkable. Seems just about the size of the N. tri. pallidulus species but with a fabulous early flowering component of N. viridiflorus with a hint of green. Might have some value in the commercial market as a Christmas blooming pot plant requiring no real forcing.

    Does it or any of its siblings have a fragrance?

    Thanks for the posting,


  2. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    December 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Theo, this is a charming little plant.  I love the little triandrus, but can’t keep them.  Actually, I have trouble with the larger hybrids in the garden as well.

    Thanks for posting.

  3. Theo Sanders, Germany
    Theo Sanders, Germany
    December 9, 2012 at 12:28 am


    The two  seedlings have nearly no fragrance, in contrary to all, till now five ,  flowering seedlings of N. cantabricus x Emerald Sea which have an intense scent similar to N. viridiflorus.