Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland

A winning seedling at Belfast show

April 23, 2018

Categories: Hybridizing, Seedling

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A seedling with Oregon Mother and a father from Northern

Needs a name? Suggestions ?



16 Responses to A winning seedling at Belfast show

  1. Drew Mc Farland, Ohio
    Drew Mc Farland, Ohio
    April 23, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Very, very nice.

    “Bright Button”?

  2. ADS Executive Director
    ADS Executive Director
    April 23, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Long Distance Romance

  3. David Adams, New Zealand
    April 23, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Classic Affair.
    I suspect that there has been the odd one of those.

  4. Margaret Seconi, New Zealand
    Margaret Seconi, New Zealand
    April 23, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    A name associated with the new Royal baby perhaps?

  5. Kate Carney, Maryland
    Kate Carney, Maryland
    April 24, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Though I am not a basketball fan- how about ‘Slam-Dunc’ a play on words with your last name?

  6. Janet Hickman, Virginia
    April 25, 2018 at 3:56 am

    Perhaps ‘Magic Show’ in honor of the mother?

  7. Janie Vaughan, Virginia
    April 26, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Brian, as I emailed you at your home, I found an interesting but bizarre connection between Oregon and Ireland:  Portland has the smallest official public park in the country (world?) that a man created in the 1940s as a colony for leprechauns.! Also it is used now for snail races!  So, my suggestion is to join this connection in some way: Oregon Leprechaun, maybe? (Of course there would be an explanation of the origin on its daffseek page.)

  8. David Adams, New Zealand
    April 26, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Snail races! A fellow thought his snail would go faster if he removed it’s shell. Instead it became a bit sluggish.

  9. Karen Cogar, Virginia
    April 27, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Love it!!

    How about Presto Change-O ?

  10. Nancy Tackett, California
    Nancy Tackett, California
    April 27, 2018 at 6:22 pm


    How about Crater Causeway after Oregon’s Crater Lake and Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway.


  11. Janie Vaughan, Virginia
    April 28, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Another one–to honor the “marriage” from far away places, how about, “Shipboard Romance?”


  12. Robert Moore, Scotland
    Robert Moore, Scotland
    April 29, 2018 at 12:34 am

    Wow, the inpact.

    I would like to suggest, Romantic Connection (Dangerous Liaison) or Ulster Heart.

  13. Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    May 1, 2018 at 1:02 am

    Thanks to all who provided name suggestions.

    This seedling has an interesting story. I had rejected the seedling originally thinking it had little exhibition potential but that the splash of colour might be appreciated in Holland.

    So, the stock spent a few years in Holland and when I saw it looking impressive in the field last year, and the grower was not interested to continue with it I asked for it to be sent back to me.

    And so it was welcomed this spring, in all it’s consistent and colourful glory, like a prodigal son! Accordingly it may get a name like ‘Prodigal Son’ or ‘Prodigal Sun’.

    Dave Hardy will be getting the stock to list in the Esker Farm Daffodils catalogue in due course.


  14. Larry Force, Mississippi
    Larry Force, Mississippi
    May 2, 2018 at 5:23 am

    Surprised the Dutch was not interested in that fantastic color,  one should be able to see that across the field. Looks like it would be useful in breeding also.

  15. Welly Munro, New Zealand
    May 20, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Maybe Brian’s Belfast seedling Div 11 could be called PINK TRICK ,or TRICK OR TREAT or even PINK WHIRL .

    Very nice flower with show appeal to florists.

    Keep hybridising .

    Great bloom.

  16. Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    May 21, 2018 at 1:35 am

    Thanks Welly – good to hear from you after so long! Trust you are well.