Harold Koopowitz, California

An Autumn Poetaz.

November 8, 2018

Categories: Autumn Blooming Daffodils, Daffodil Types, Miniatures

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Four years ago in the autumn I flowered a bulb of ‘Max’s Poet’ that was being turned around from New Zealand. It coincided with the autumn tazetta N. obsoletus in my garden. Naturally I could not resist trying to make a poetaz. The first of these is flowering now with several more seedlings showing spikes. Fortunately the round poet shape dominates. The flower is 35 mm in diameter and a second bud is still to open. The eye is  mustard overlaid with green that the camera has trouble capturing. Flower stem is 21 cm tall (about 8 inches). this makes it idea for pots. Flower is fragrant.

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6 Responses to An Autumn Poetaz.

  1. Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    November 8, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    That’s exciting Harold. Now the question of fertility arises – could be the start of something really big as regards colour in miniatures ?


  2. Bradley McCarson, South Carolina
    Bradley McCarson, South Carolina
    November 8, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Very nice. I’m sure it is cold hardy as well.

  3. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    November 8, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Very nice, Harold.  Love the color of the cup.

    Mary Lou

  4. Suzy Wert, Indiana
    November 8, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Very nice! Of course I hope the cold hardiness takes after the poet side! 🙂

  5. Theo Sanders, Germany
    Theo Sanders, Germany
    November 9, 2018 at 12:19 am

    A beautiful flower, Harold. I think you used Max’s Poet with its long style as the seed parent? It is possible that the seedling has some fertility with unreduced gametes like Geranium.


  6. Oleg Amekhin, Ukraine
    November 9, 2018 at 5:26 am

    Hi HArold,
    Very nice,
    I am wondering – who was used as a mother plant, poeticus
    rather, or tazetta?


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