Harold Koopowitz, California

An interesting volunteer.

December 16, 2018
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Categories: Autumn Blooming Daffodils, Daffodil Types

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Emerald Sea x N. patula

I have had a pot labelled N. patula for a very long time. N. patula is a small 8W-Y. In 2004 I put the tazetta’s pollen onto ‘Emerald Sea’ and got a few seeds that were planted and then forgotten about because the flowers while having varying green cups were not remarkable.

This year a volunteer appeared in the pot with the original N. patula. This is a very much fuller and larger flower but each floret has a long neck. The buds are pendant but once the flower has set it lifts itself up. It opens with a pale green perianth that bleaches and a darker green corona that retains its color. Everyone seems to like it, but how the seed got in that pot is a mystery and its parentage is unknown. It probably has ‘Emerald Sea’ genes somewhere in its background. This is obviously a keeper. Pity the name ‘Foundling’ is already taken.

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2 Responses to An interesting volunteer.

  1. Waymon Edmonds
    December 16, 2018 at 10:15 am

    How about “Emerald Pendant.”

  2. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    December 17, 2018 at 7:56 am

    Very nice, Harold.  A good holiday surprise!

    Mary Lou