Graham Fleming, Australia

Flowering in Canberra

July 29, 2015
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Categories: Breeding, Daffodil Types, General, Hybridizer, Hybridizing, Miniatures, Seedling, Species

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As indicated in my previous post, a lot of time has been spent hybridising with the aim of producing miniatures with improved perianths. The aim is to produce miniatures that have perianths that overlap and have plenty of texture and substance.
We are now starting to see miniatures, and in the case of the attached photo, microminiatures with very good perianths. The microminiature is a 1Y-Y bicolour that has flowered for the first time. The foliage is a dead giveaway that it is a cyclamineus hybrid.
As can be seen from the miniature 1W-Y seedlings we have a way to go with improving their perianth. We do have a very nice microminiature 1W-W with a very good perianth. Same pollen parent. The microminiature is flowering earlier than normal by about a week and a half. It is also good to see that it has opened without any nicks in the petals. The trumpet is not as serrated as its pollen parent. The pollen parent has a dark perianth and lighter trumpet so this seedling is the opposite. It is a field grown microminiature so it likes hot dry summers.
The miniature 1Y-P has a poor perianth but a lot of colour inside the trumpet.

Kb y y micro mini that has wide overlapping petals

Kb y y micro mini with wide overlapping petals side view

Another kb miniature w y seedling that stays a bicolor

Kb miniature w y seedling that stays a bicolor

Kb miniature seedling where stem is extremely miniature and flower is relatively large

Ks miniature y y bicolor

Ks m 1y yyp 1 2015

N romieuxii petunioid form that needs to be selected out

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