Harold Koopowitz, California

Green bulbocodiums

December 10, 2018
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Categories: Autumn Blooming Daffodils, Breeding, Daffodil Types, Fertility, Hybridizing

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Two seedlings from the cross N. romieuxii x 7G-G seedling are now open and these look promising. The few from this cross that flowered earlier were white, but these two both have a decided green caste although quite different shades of green. It remains to see if they will fade or keep their green coloration. The first white seedling that flowered may be fertile. It was back-crossed to a bulbocodium and the swollen seed capsule looks promising, so these two new seedlings will also be pollinated.  There are quite a few seedlings from this cross still in bud and they should flower in the next two weeks.

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4 Responses to Green bulbocodiums

  1. Brendan Sayers, Ireland
    December 12, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Harold

    Greetings from Dublin. Can I please ask, how old are the seedlings and what size are the flowers? I agree that they look very promising.

    Brendan

  2. Larry Force, Mississippi
    Larry Force, Mississippi
    December 13, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Very nice out of the ordinary cross Harold, thanks for posting. Keep us informed on the remaining seedlings to bloom also.

  3. Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    December 13, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Harold,

    Most impressive – a new green field ! I do hope your seedlings are fertile and a rapid in increase as most bulbocodiums.

    Congratulations on yet another breakthrough.

    Brian

  4. Anne Wright, England
    Anne Wright, England
    December 17, 2018 at 2:19 am

    I like the look for those, Harold. Congratulations!