Graham Fleming, Australia

Flowering now in Canberra

October 10, 2016

Categories: Daffodil Types, Hybridizing, Intermediates, Miniatures, Seedling, Species

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Quite a few things still flowering. Surprised to have several cyclamineus seedlings flowering now. I was going to stop hybridising but then I read the article on rupicola seedlings and thought about the store of pollen in the refrigerator and did a few more crosses. Our N rupicola ssp watieri have not flowered as well as normal this year and I am putting it down to the very wet season we have had. They do better for us when it is hot and dry.
Pot of late flowering division 5 seedlingsPot of various triandus hybrids nice miniature 5y y on rightVery late flowering n assoanusVery late flowering miniature 5y y seedlingVery late flowering kb 7w p seedling with 3 floretsVery late flowering div 7 miniature seedlingVery late flowering bulbocodium hybridsThe difference between a small intermediate and a standard daffodilSome quickstep seedlings from 1991Pot of very late flowering 5w w seedlingsPot of n rupicola and nttKb 8y o seedling still goingKb 7w y seedlingKb 7w w seedling with lots of scallopingKb 7w w seedling with 5 floretsCyclamineus hybrid on a dwarf stem that should not be flowering in early octoberN triandus triandus very late flowering

One response to “Flowering now in Canberra”

  1. Suzy Wert, Indiana says:

    Those cyc. seedlings are really, really late blooming!  That sounds like something useful to have.  It’s funny about the hot and dry growing watieri, especially since hot in Australia is really hot, and dry in Australia is really dry!  My guess is that we are both right for our own environs.  We can hardly control the rain here, and if one can not provide the dryness they need, then one should be prepared to offer coolness to offset it. Does that make sense?  Maybe mine  do so well in the woods (with triandrus) because the tree roots can take up a lot of water and provide bone dry conditions – but if it rains too much, the tree canopy provides some coolness. I’m not sure. I treat all the Apodanthe the same way, but Jonquillae are a different kettle of fish, and I am far less successful with them because we get a lot of precipitation in all seasons. My latest foray into Jonquil Land is using pea gravel and sand and super-raised beds. I’ll know more in a couple of years.