A Beauty from Kevin Kerr

August 27, 2014

Categories: Daffodil Types, Standards

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As many of you know, our dear friend Kevin Kerr has been battling a brain tumour for over 4 years now.  He made his last crosses in 2008.  Some of these have flowered this year in the boxes where the seed was planted.  I am sure Kevin  would be happy to share these photos of this outstanding first flower that he bred from one of his seedling crossed with a seedling of John Hunter’s.  This is KK 08 01B.  We saw this flower the other day not long after it had opened – it has outstanding colour – I think the best I have ever seen on a y-p trumpet.  It is a real credit to you, Kevin.   This is the second good one to flower from the cross, and is definitely a trumpet.  The first one was lovely too, it was thought to have measured large cup.   I love the halo which has developed more since we saw the flower on Monday.


KK 08 01B Pic2KK 08 01B Pic5 (1) (Medium)



5 responses to “A Beauty from Kevin Kerr”

  1. David Adams, New Zealand says:

    Hi Denise,

    Please pass on our greetings to Kevin. He is a wonderful man.

    This flower looks superb. I hope there is a plan in place to ensure that cultivars such as this don’t get lost.


  2. Bill Carter, Washington Bill Carter, Washington says:

    Great looking bloom.  Makes me wonder who will get my babies once I give up the ghost.  I bloomed my 1st two years ago, Hope I still have another 20 years of good health and lots of new varieties.

  3. Malcolm Wheeler, New Zealand Malcolm Wheeler, New Zealand says:

    I’ve never been a fan of yellow pinks because of the lack of colour in most, but this seedling has changed that.

    Congrats Kevin on a beautiful seedling


  4. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio says:

    This is a beautiful bloom.  Thanks so much for sharing the photo, Denise.  It does Kevin proud.  I hope he’s up to enjoying his blooms this upcoming season.  All the best to him.

    Mary Lou

  5. Denise and Neil McQuarrie, New Zealand says:

    Thank you to everyone  for the kind words on Kevin’s behalf.  He still looks at Daffnet and was very pleased to see his “baby” on here.