Lawrence Trevanion, Australia

Autumn tazettas; seed

March 22, 2019

Categories: Autumn Blooming Daffodils, Daffodil Types, Growing Daffodils, Hybridizing, Seedling, Seeds, Weather and Temperature

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It is tazetta heaven here at the moment. The autumn has been very warm and very dry but, with the help of hand watering, the tazettas are thriving.

Usually I like bright colors but this is my favorite at the moment.

The awful color break tazetta from last year has repeated the performance so I think we can look forward to striking flowers with this coloring. Fortunately a much better unrelated seedling with hints of the same coloring has flowered so maybe a good flower is only a generation or two away.


8O-O is edging closer.

The 8W-O are getting better and better.

And this one probably counts as miniature.

The first tazquil has just opened (18_01TJ) with some exciting viridiflorus hybrids on the way.

The seed has ripened from 14_05T, which flowered mid February. It is difficult to see how it could be anything but self-pollinated. That it has taken less that 6 weeks is probably due to the warm weather.

An email was sent advising that a new seed list is now on my website. There is not a lot of seed, except N.cyclamineus, because last season was so poor. Apologies if I have left anyone out. Please let me know if you would like to be added to the emailing list.


One response to “Autumn tazettas; seed”

  1. Bradley McCarson, South Carolina Bradley McCarson, South Carolina says:

    These are absolutely stunning. The miniature has very intense colors. Well done Lawrence.