Lawrence Trevanion, Australia

Summer census

February 27, 2019

Categories: Autumn Blooming Daffodils, Breeding, Daffodil Types, Growing Daffodils, Hybridizing, Pollination, Science, Seedling, Weather and Temperature

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By the end of summer 7 tazetta varieties have flowered: – two 8Y-O, one 8W-Y and four 8W-O.

The first, 14_05T is quite nice.

It still has a few florets in flower.

Six days later 16_01T opened.

Two days ago the most reliably early of Bill Welch’s Autumn Colors opened.

14_01T is a bit wild looking but I quite like it.

Perhaps the most perfect is 17_10T (with 17_01T behind).

The bird netting is a casual affair designed to discourage curious parrots. The colored wires code for crosses.

Meanwhile at Yass, the dam is completely empty.






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2 Responses to Summer census

  1. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    February 28, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Very nice, Lawrence.  Does 14_01T  have elegans in the breeding?

    Mary Lou

  2. Lawrence Trevanion, Australia
    Lawrence Trevanion, Australia
    February 28, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Hi Mary Lou,

    They all have elegans in their breeding except, I presume, Bill’s ‘Autumn Colors’ (09_13T).

    14_05T’s pollen parent is ‘First Stanza’.

    16_01T has First Stanza as a grandparent via the newly but unofficially named ‘Anza’ in this year’s catalog.

    14_01T is (‘First Stanza’ x ?) x ‘Gold Stanza’. A little too inbred perhaps but it does explain the strong elegans appearance.

    17_10T is 13_01T crossed with an very nice 8W-O Autumn Colors. 13_01T, also in the catalog, is First Stanza x Bill’s Autumn Colors pictured above (09_13T).