John McLennan, New Zealand

John Hunter Seedlings .

August 12, 2015
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Categories: Breeding, General, Hybridizing, Seedling

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It  has  been  a  frosty  week  over  most  of  N Z  this  week  but  the  daffodils  are still  moving  slowly.John  Hunter  has  bred  a  line  of  very  early  and  very  white  large  cups  from Penguin – x – [( Glndermott – x – Kotuku ) – x – Canisp .]I  have  four  selections  from  this  cross  and  two  are  currently  flowering  .

JAH  3 - 93 D

JAH 3 – 93 D

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3 – 93 D  is  regarded  as  the  best  formed  and  is  the  second  to  flower  .Big  blooms  120 mm  plus  ,  opening  clean  white and  with  a  strong  resemblance  to  Canisp  .

 

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The  third to  flower  has  quite  a serrated  finish  to  the  cup  ,  is  a  little  prone  to  catching  and  nicking  but also  has  a  very  smooth  perianth  .  John  has  a  lot  of  tazetta  and  jonquilla  seedlings  in  flower  at  present  .  Considering  that  most  have  N.  Viridiflorus  in  their  pedigree  ,  they  are  showing  good  frost  hardiness .

LOCH  LOYAL - X - EMERALD  SEA

LOCH LOYAL – X – EMERALD SEA

 

 

 

 

 

14 – 95 J  is  from  Loch  Loyal – x – Emerald  Sea  .  Attractive  red  cup  ,  good  stem  ,  strong  fragrance .

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HILLSTAR SEEDLING .

 

 

 

 

 

67 – 95 J  is  Hillstar – x – 47 88 C  ,  a  sibling  to  Emerald  Sea .  The  Hillstar  influence  is  very  apparent .

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