Larry Force, Mississippi

Interesting Viridiflorus seedling

February 15, 2019
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Categories: Daffodil Types, General, Intermediates, Winter Blooming Daffodils

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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 from the pollen parent. Still have 3 or 4 more to bloom. Will be interesting to see how they turn out. 

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9 Responses to Interesting Viridiflorus seedling

  1. Jolene Laughlin, Louisiana
    Jolene Laughlin, Louisiana
    February 15, 2019 at 10:26 am

    That is beautiful, Larry. I’m in love! 🙂

    Jolene

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  2. Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee
    Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee
    February 15, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Very nice, Larry!  And hardy, too, I assume.

  3. Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee
    Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee
    February 15, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Very nice,  Larry!  And hardy, I assume.

  4. Larry Force, Mississippi
    Larry Force, Mississippi
    February 15, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Yes Becky, It was raised from seed to blooming outside so has gone through a number of winters and springs . Hardy here in my climate for sure.

  5. Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee
    Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee
    February 17, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    That’s great, Larry!  I’ve still had no blooms on the viridiflorus seedlings and named varieties I have babied (cart moved inside the garage during freezing temps).  They multiply, but don’t bloom.  I kept them hot and dry all summer.  There are two big buds opening on Leenen NVC 4; one bloom is double headed.  Eric Breed talked to Leenen and found out that NVC 1-4 are actually Manuel Lima seedlings, not Leenen’s 2o we probably want to change what we’re calling them to Lima NVC 1-4.  Leenen is unsure about NVC5.  Bob’s ‘Mesa Verde’ does great outdoors here, multiplies and usually blooms around show time here.  I have a few others in the garden beds and will see what they do this year.  Blossoms are popping out all over the yard here.  If it would only stop raining I could dab some pollen.

  6. Larry Force, Mississippi
    Larry Force, Mississippi
    February 18, 2019 at 3:56 am

    Becky, Interesting information about the Leenen’s (correction Manuel Lima’s seedlings) I wonder how he was able to acquire them. This does add some confusion to the true hybridizer and correct naming. Mine have grown and bloomed well here, in fact have three of them in bloom now. Miniatures are in full bloom and yes it has been tough trying to hybridize with all the cold rain. Made a few crosses yesterday and it was 32F degrees last night. The miniatures are pretty good about setting seed even in cold temperatures here though. A number of standards are beginning to bloom also. A few days ago had 23F degrees and a number of the bloom spikes were over on the ground. Supposed to be dry here today, temperature in the 40’s but then rain for the next 4 or 5 days. Will try some crosses today.

  7. Harold Koopowitz, California
    Harold Koopowitz, California
    February 18, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Very nice Larry: Is this a mini? Also is it fading. Many of my green coronas fade out over the life of the flower.

    Harold

  8. Harold Koopowitz, California
    Harold Koopowitz, California
    February 18, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Very nice Larry: A few questions. How big is the flower and does it fade? I find that most of my green cups eventually fade to cream or white. I hope your plant is fertile.

    Harold

  9. Larry Force, Mississippi
    Larry Force, Mississippi
    February 18, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Not a miniature Harold, although it measures right at 2 inches, it would look out of place with miniatures. Will probably get bigger also as this is it’s first blooming. I have experienced the same with various viridiflorus type seedlings with the green fading over time. This seedling’s corona still has some green coloring but is beginning to look more yellow than green.  Don’t know about fertility, pollen does not look good. Will try to get some type of pollen on it and see if it will set seed.  I was going to do a little hybridizing today but changed my mind after being out there for a little while. With that north wind, it was not much fun, decided to go back in the house and wait for a warmer day. Perhaps tomorrow will be better.