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N. pseudonarcissus without crown

August 11, 2018
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       This N. pseudonarcissus ‘Star de Wallonie’ without crown has been found by Ruben Billiet and Olivier Vico in the region near Tournai (Belgium) and is fertile. The pictures are…

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Little Kibler

July 31, 2018
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I would like to get one bulb or more from Little Kibler for hybridizing. Can anyone provide a source. Theo

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Crosses of tetraploid standard daffodils with N. bulbocodium graellsii are possible

June 5, 2018
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   For many years hybridizers have tried to combine N. bulbocodium with standard daffodils. The success was minimal. Now a solution of the problem has been found: N. bulbocodium graellsii…

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Little black bugs

April 7, 2018
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Little black bugs

  The flowering season begins here in Germany. In each flower I find about ten black bugs. I think they eat the pollen grains and and pollinate the blossoms. Does…

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The inheritance of recessive and dominant mutations in daffodil cultivars

December 30, 2017
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This is the title of an article from Peter Brandham in the “Daffodil, Snowdrop and Tulip Yearbook 2017, pages 26-32”. Essential statements in this paper are: Pitfalls often occur, one…

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Open Pollination

July 8, 2017
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  My first steps as a hybridizer were to cross standard daffodils. I read in the literature that it is not necessary to prevent open pollination because only 1 to…

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