Harold Koopowitz, California

In bloom today

November 4, 2014
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We actually received a third of an inch of rain last week. I hope that is not all the rain for the year. We are in a drought situation in Southern California but the autumn daffs responded and here are a few flowering now. Many more in bud.

The first is a very shapely volunteer that I found popping up in a pot of Romulea. It is a N. miniatus as can be told by the triangular 3-part corona, I will keep watch on this and maybe use it for breeding.

The volunteer N. miniatus

The volunteer N. miniatus

N. x pezlerae is the natural hybrid of N. miniatus and N. cavanilessii. I have remade it several times using selected species parents. This is one of the best. Each flower is one its own stem and this clone bulks up. Flowers open bright canary yellow and then slowly mature to cream. The first flowers opened before the rain. Perhaps it should be named and introduced?

N. miniatus x N. cavanillessii. All one clone

N. miniatus x N. cavanillessii. All one clone

The tag for this flower is broken and unreadable.  It is probably from Tanagra x N. miniatus.  The short corona of N. miniatus is dominant in these kinds of hybrids.

Tanagra x N. miniatus??

Tanagra x N. miniatus??

All for today.

Harold

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