Larry Force, Mississippi

First division one miniature to bloom and viridiflorus hybrids

January 30, 2016

Categories: Daffodil Types, Hybridizing, Miniatures, Seedling, Winter Blooming Daffodils

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January blooms 2016 010  (Gipsy Queen x Snipe) x op

January blooms 2016 008  (Dear Me x fernandesii)  (a Rod Barwick seedling) x Dubose J11-2 (Evenlode x viridiflorus)  This has been in bloom for at least 2 weeks and endured several nights in the mid to low 20’s 42 mm

January blooms 2016 012January blooms 2016 014   Chilito x Koop 04-56 believe Harold’s 04-56 was Emerald Sea x viridiflorus  Not much green here but a welcomed bloom in January. No cyclaminus genes but a nice reflex.

January blooms 2016 016   Arrowhead x Lima’s Green Road

January blooms 2016 013  This is Leenan  NVC 1  The first one of the collection, that was offered last year, to bloom for me.

All of the viridiflorus hybrids above have a nice fragrance

Regards everyone,

Larry   in Southaven, Mississippi



9 responses to “First division one miniature to bloom and viridiflorus hybrids”

  1. Harold Koopowitz, California Harold Koopowitz, California says:

    All looking very good to me. Nice to see your season is starting with a bang! The reflex in Chilito x Koop04-56 come from using an N. viridiflorus with reflexed petals.

  2. Clay Higgins, New Jersey Clay Higgins, North Carolina says:

    Hi Larry,

    Looking good. thanks for posting.



  3. Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee says:

    Such beautiful flowers, Larry!  Congrats!  Nice miniature trumpet and I especially love Chilito x Koop 04-56.  What size is it? It sure looks like a Division 6 but I see Harold’s note about using a reflexed viridiflorus.  So would it go in Div. 12?  Div. 12 is eventually going to have a lot of very interesting flowers in it!

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

    Very nice, Larry.  Great to see so many in bloom!

  5. Harold Koopowitz, California Harold Koopowitz, California says:

    Becky: I would put the Chilito x Koop 04-56 into Divison 6. the main characteristic of the division is a reflexed perianth, not whether it has cyclamineus in its ancestry.

  6. Larry Force, Mississippi Larry Force, Mississippi says:

    Becky, I checked and measured the bloom this afternoon. Was surprised to see that it didn’t seem to have as much reflex as yesterday. It seemed bigger and measured 52mm.  Was expecting more reflex, as it sometimes takes cyc. hybrids a couple of days to fully reflex but, this is not a cyc. hybrid. Maybe wind gusts of 20 to 30 miles all day had something to do with it. In any event, as Harold elaborated above, the photo as viewed yesterday, would probably qualify as a division  six. It had fairly good reflex and one bloom per stem. If it had multiple blooms, it probably would go in division 12, as you mentioned. Although, the cyclamineus species normally has one bloom per stem, it can have two, though very rare.

  7. Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee says:

    Larry, you and Harold are certainly showing us some gorgeous new hybrids!  May they be strong and multiply!  ;->

  8. These are nice flowers from very interesting crosses. (Dear Me x  fernandesii) x (Evenlode x  viridiflorus) is perhaps a tetraploid (NNFV) with two chromosome sets N of the standard daffodils , one of fernandesii (F), and one of viridiflorus (V). Then it should be fertile. I think the ‘Dear Me x fernandesii’ cross generated NF egg cells. Do you have a picture of it ,Larry, and what about the pollen fertility?

    The NVC 1  may be NNNV. It already flowered in my greenhouse and has a pollen fertility of about 10 %.

  9. Larry Force, Mississippi Larry Force, Mississippi says:

    Theo, The Dear Me x fernandesii seedling is from the same cross that produced Sighing and Endear, Rod Barwick  sent it to me as a bonus seedling. All three are fertile as I have crossed Sighing and Endear with both Pink China and Brooke Ager and got seed.  Don’t think I have a photo of the seedling but it is very much like Sighing and Endear with less color in the corona. Actually the seedling has grown and multiplied better for me than the named ones. Not sure about pollen fertility.  Don’t see where I have used the pollen of any of them in crosses, if I did, apparently no seed was produced. Will try the pollen this spring, would like to know myself. Thanks for your interesting comments on the fertility.