Clay Higgins, New Jersey

Seedling Intrigue X OPS

April 7, 2013

Categories: American Daffodil Society, General

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Bill Pannill,

In 2006 I told you that I got seeds from Intrigue 7Y-W and you asked if they got to bloom to let you know what I got.  Not sure you are on Daffnet, but maybe some one can show you these pictures.  I got three of the seed to first bloom.

 This is the first one, and it is essentially white petals and yellow trumpet.  It has a curious look of Intrigue, but not the same as Intrigue. 

Intrigue Ops

Intrigue Ops








The second and third blooms look a lot alike – with five petals instead of six for the 2nd and 3rd blooms on the stem. 

Intrigue OPS 3

Intrigue OPS 3








It loos a lot like Intrigue but is a larger flower with the same color code 7Y-W.  It’s not as tight of a bloom as Intrigue gives.  May be worth hold onto for a few years and see how it goes.



4 responses to “Seedling Intrigue X OPS”

  1. Jason Delaney, Missouri Jason Delaney, Missouri says:


    Years ago, not realizing ‘Intrigue’ was sterile, or at least 99% so, I covered two clumps with pollen from ‘Raspberry Rose’ and I actually got a fairly good seed set; alas, not a single seed germinated.  I mentioned this to Bill Pannill and he said to mix honey and water and dub the pistils first.  Admittedly, I haven’t done this, but I may again try another round of crosses onto ‘Intrigue’ to see what happens.  Congrats on your success!

  2. Clay Higgins, New Jersey Clay Higgins, North Carolina says:


    I had luck from the divine.  This was a large Row type clump of Intrigue that I had naturalized – about 5 foot long that had thicken up from bulb division.  I noticed one of them had set seed and when about waiting for them to mature and harvested them.  So it was Intrigue X OPS wasp or bald face hornet is my guess as the culprit.

    They are still there at the house we sold in MD.  Unless the new owner bulldozed them.



  3. Lawrence Trevanion, Australia Lawrence Trevanion, Australia says:

    Hi Clay,

    The 7Y-W looks really interesting to me. Is it fertile? If it is then it may be an example of a fertile inter-sectional hybrid arising from a sterile triploid selfed. Even if it is inferior to Intrigue I think it would be worth crossing with Limequilla or similar as a way of adding valuable genetic material into the gene pool of fertile div. 7 hybrids.

    Seems to me, Jason, that putting Limequilla or similar, or some other slightly fertile jonquil/main division triploid (perhaps from N. cordubensis or N. fernandesii  rather than from N. jonquilla) onto Intrigue would be well worthwhile.

  4. Clay Higgins, New Jersey Clay Higgins, North Carolina says:


    This was a first bloom.  Not sure yet if it is fertile or a good old “Missouri” mule. 🙂

    It’s not as concise a bloom as Intrigue, being a little larger then my Intrigue is here.  Let’s see what it will do next year.