Nancy Tackett, California

Blooms at Bob Spott’s

January 25, 2019

Categories: Hybridizer, Hybridizing, Seedling

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Wednesday, Bob and I went to Ironstone to deliver posters for the upcoming daffodil show in March. After we returned, Bob gave me a tour of his daffodils in bloom. Here are some photos of Bob’s Blooms:

Photos of the first and last clumps are of daffodils that do not have leaves! The only time I have seen a leaf-free daffodil is N. viridiflorus.

Thank you for the tour Bob!



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3 Responses to Blooms at Bob Spott’s

  1. John Beck, Illinois
    January 26, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Thank you Nancy
    Did you take names?
    A little early one of the wages up here said negative 40 and 8 inches of snow this week
    We’ll see

  2. Bob Spotts, California
    Bob Spotts, California
    January 28, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    John, the first and last photos are of a seedling that has no leaves – only a bloom atop the stalk (as does viridiflorus). This is its fourth week of bloom. The second photo is of Harold Koopowitz’s ‘Harold’s Legacy’ 2W-Y (Habit x Emerald Sea). It usually blooms about the first of February here. It has been in bloom over a week. The third photo is of a 8Y-Y unnamed seedling. Nothing special except it blooms in January here. The fourth photo is one of many indistinguishable viridiflorus seedlings (has a leaf plus a stalk). I have many similar outcomes from crosses made with 7Y-Y cultivars. It lasts several weeks.

  3. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    January 29, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Bob, thanks for identifying the flowers.  Very nice.  How nice it is to have so many blooms at this time of year.  It’s going down to zero or below here tonight.  🙁   I think I have “flower envy.”