Petra Vogt, Germany

daffodils blooming now

March 24, 2020

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Mitzy and Hummingbird are a great pleasure every year and were crosspollinated succesfully last season- the seedlings give hope for something similar, yet distinct in future years!

3 Responses to daffodils blooming now

  1. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    March 25, 2020 at 5:59 am

    Thanks for sharing your photos, Petra.  That’s a lovely pot of ‘Mitzy’.  I hope your seedlings give you some good things in a few years.

  2. Anne Wright, England
    Anne Wright, England
    March 25, 2020 at 6:20 am
    Narcissus Mitzy left Snipe right

    Narcissus Mitzy left Snipe right

    I’d love to see the seedlings from your cross, Petra, but it is possible that your Mitzy is in fact Snipe. These two cultivars are often confused, both in the trade and on the showbench. Both mature to all white.

  3. Petra Vogt, Germany
    Petra Vogt, Germany
    March 25, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    Mary Lou and Anne – thanks a lot for your comments!
    Anne, i am glad you are mentioning the confusion about Mitzy and Snipe and indeed I have been uncertain about the identity of the variety when the newly acquired bulbs flowered for the first time with me. I then thought they are Snipe because only a hint of perianth reflex was visible. The beautiful picture you are showing clearly shows the differences.
    But both varieties are variable and look a bit different from year to year depending on growing conditions.

    Last year Mitzy (?) surprised me with a well reflexing perianth and strong growth (never seen in Snipe with me in open ground years ago) and only then I was convinced I had received the real thing. This season there were very strong winds with us for a long period when those I bought as Mitzy began to open flowers and the wind mostly blowing from behind.
    In the picture above I think my 2019-Mitzy looks quite similar to your picture No. 13 in DaffSeek!? But I admit I am insecure again which variety I am growing!
    Your lovely potted plants – did they grow outside or in the shelter of a greenhouse or cold frame?

    Best wishes