Clay Higgins, New Jersey

Daffodils in Bloom in Currituck County, NC

February 11, 2017

Categories: American Daffodil Society, Breeding, Daffodil Enthusiasts, General, Growing Daffodils, Hybridizing

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I took my camera for a stroll in our 64 degree “F” sunny weather today and took a couple of pictures.  Actually, I took a lot of pictures but most of them were not view-able because of blurriness or other issue.  One was a little cross of mine Seedling #16-11 10W-W Pink China X Spoirot.  It was born just a little large cup than my Spoirot and of course I had hoped to see a little hint of pink, but that didn’t happen.

Here is what my Spoirot 10W-W looks like, which is the pollen parent, and a little different.  The rim is tighter and perfectly round. I’m glad it is in bloom now as well

I received some seed that I bought from Brian Duncan several years ago that were marked N. assoanus MCS AIS-414. They germinated very well.  This is the second year blooms. I know there are several subsp and var assoanus.  Is there anyone who might know what this variety is, and secondly, do you want bulbs?

I’ve had several people that asked me for a picture of my new pergola.  Here it is with patio, Florida rum, deck and garden path.  This is my “hang-out” Spring, Summer and Fall.


2 Responses to Daffodils in Bloom in Currituck County, NC

  1. Janet Loyd, Georgia
    Janet Loyd, Georgia
    February 13, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Clay about the MCS AIS-414 these look a lot like Chit Chat to me I’m not sure about the lineage but seed parent N. assoanus fits. Its similar to Twinkling Yellow also but daffseek has no information listed about parents. We met last year at the Atlanta show while you were judging you also kicked my butt in more than a few miniature categories. Looks like the North Carolina Show is scheduled on the same weekend as the Atlanta & Nashville shows this year If I don’t see you this season looking forward to the next already. I would love to have any bulbs you have excess of with assoanus background. I’ve tried to get the species variety but it doesn’t seem to be available. You can email me at  title= for address & I’d be happy to pay the postage. Janet Loyd, Atlanta, Ga

  2. Clay Higgins, New Jersey
    Clay Higgins, New Jersey
    February 13, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    HI Janet,

    I do remember you as you had miniatures all over the place. Good one’s too. J A little competition never hurts. J You have to watch my exhibits as I throw a few seedlings into the show that no one else has. Jaydee did show my seedling #14-8 5Y-Y. I have the name ‘Leola’ reserved for it’s registration sometime in 2017. I talked to you about your ‘Tete-a-Tete’ and the fact that they need to have two or more florets to be considered GOOD. Our shows are on the same date this year, but I’m looking forward to a return match next year. I’ll save you some of the N. assoanus. I’m sure these are the species. Neat little N. jonquilla.