Bob Spotts, California

Two Viridiflorus Seedlings from the Livermore Show

March 3, 2014

Categories: Breeding, Daffodil Types, Hybridizing, Intermediates, Shows, Winter Blooming Daffodils

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The Livermore Daffodil Show is always on the first weekend in March. This year  was the earliest dates – March 1-2 – possible. This fortunate circumstance allowed exhibiting many of my viridiflorus seedlings, which bloom in February.  Many of these Intermediate-sized seedlings are more beautiful than show-worthy, but the judges were generous in their assessments. Here are two appealing seedlings taken from collections. Each was bred from Triple Crown x (Actaea x viridiflorus). (Think green – much hue in the perianth has been lost in the photos.)



The twin-floreted cultivar has an hexagonal cup!




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5 Responses to Two Viridiflorus Seedlings from the Livermore Show

  1. Harold Koopowitz, California
    Harold Koopowitz, California
    March 3, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    The top one was stunning. Bob’s photography leaves something to be desired. The petals were a clear mint green and the cup emerald green with a fiery red rim. Texture was very smooth. To my mind it should have gotten the rose ribbon but that went to another of Bob’s hybrids, a more traditional yellow trumpet. I hope I am first in line for a bulb.


  2. Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee
    Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee
    March 4, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Gorgeous!  Congratulations, Bob!

  3. Janet Hickman, Virginia
    March 4, 2014 at 10:20 am

    I can vouch for the beauty of Bob’s many seedlings.  They are worth a trip to California to see in person (as are Harold’s miniatures.)



  4. Lynn Slackman, Missouri
    March 4, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Fabulous flowers!  Congrats Bob!

  5. Ceci Brown, Virginia
    March 4, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Bob, your seedling just get more gorgeous every year!  I wish spring would come…. In Virginia we had another snow storm on Monday….   A good dose of green is what I needed tonight.  Thank you.