Just an idea

December 29, 2019

Categories: Breeding, Hybridizing

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Inspired by the insect Xylocopa violacea, I have had the idea of makeing a little window in the perianth tube to access the stigma without touching the anthers or cuttig the flower in half. This could be interesting in this kind of narcissus that have the style very deep, probably well know technique… I am new in breeding 🙂

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2 Responses to Just an idea

  1. Harold Koopowitz, California
    Harold Koopowitz, California
    December 30, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    Yes you can do that, but why not just cut the tube above the level of the stigma. I usually just tear the flower open.


  2. Rafael Diez, Spain
    December 31, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Thank you Harold, I have several N. papyraceus blooming now, so I will try this. I  think I will cross them with Jonquillae species, as there are in the wild N. x koshinomurae nothosubsp. sanchezii, N. x weickertii, N. x repulloi… Maybe I can reproduce them in culture