Monthly Archives: February 2019

Chinese Sacred Lily highly fertile offspring

February 16, 2019
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I produced the first ever batch of Single Chinese Sacred Lily seeds about 10 years ago using pollen from various true tazettas. Many excellent big vigorous polyploid plants resulted, including…

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Interesting Viridiflorus seedling

February 15, 2019
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This seedling is Fascination Waltz (an intermediate trumpet) x Dubose J11-2,  (Evenlode x viridiflorus) Used Fascination Waltz hoping to increase the length of the corona and hoping for green color…

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Fred Silcock Has Died

February 12, 2019
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Fred Silcock, one of the world’s finest daffodil hybridizers, left this earth on February 7, 2019 after a short illness. Fred’s magnificent seedlings were not widely known because he avoided…

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Optimum temperature for pollination

February 12, 2019
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Dear All, Having never had any success with early pollination, last year my crosses were all blown away by the Beast from the East! So this year I have two…

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First Flowers Downunder

This year most of the tazettas were planted early, shaded, and watered. In spite of high temperatures one seedling 14_05T has flowered earlier than any daffodil has flowered here. It…

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Margaret Ford

February 8, 2019
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Dear ADS friends: I just learn Margaret Ford, wife of Skip Ford, passed today. She was an ADS judge, avid daffodil grower and shower here in my home state of…

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