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Possibility of intergeneric hybrids.

January 16, 2020
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Reading about ×Howardara (a complex trigeneric hybrid involving species from Hippeastrum, Sprekelia, and Zephyranthes), as well as other intergeneric hybrids from the Amaryllidaceae, such as ×Amarcrinum, I was wondering about the…

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Some breeding/fertility questions

January 11, 2020
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I have a lot of tazettas blooming now and was looking through the pollen I collected last year to see what I might use for breeding. ‘Aspasia’ is my latest-blooming…

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Tazettas blooming December 26

December 26, 2019
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‘Nir’, one of the Autumn Colors group, and ‘Autumn Pearl’

Warm weather on Christmas Day opened a few tazettas for me. Here are potted ‘Nir’, one of the Autumn Colors group, and ‘Autumn Pearl’ side-by-side. The ‘Autumn Pearl’ is in…

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Is this ‘Pueblo’?

December 9, 2019
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I have an unidentified daffodil in my garden in a weedy place where I’ve never planted any daffodils. I don’t remember noticing it until this year, but it had many…

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N. serotinus growing notes

October 28, 2019
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I thought I’d write about my experience growing Narcissus serotinus over the past year as I find things like this written by others to be fascinating. Feel free to offer…

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N. broussonetii bulb

May 7, 2019
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Narcissus broussonetii bulb

I thought some might enjoy this photo of a Narcissus broussonetii bulb I recently unpotted. It had just two, large, fleshy roots with rough horizontal ridges along the length. I…

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