Hybridizing

Discussion by daffodil hybridzers around the world, about daffodil fertility and breeding programs accompanied with many photos of seedlings.

Daffodils blooming now

March 29, 2020
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The daffodils begin to flower outdoors. Theo

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Hybridization – starting seedlings

March 7, 2020
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I’ve been starting daffodil seedlings for 10 years now.  Some years better than others.  I have started daffodil seeds in my greenhouse and then setting the pots outside to get…

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Narcissus blancoi x (Ballygowan x Narcissus viridiflorus)

January 31, 2020
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These seedlings flower after six years  in the greenhouse. Theo

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Monsters

January 25, 2020
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If you cross standard daffodils with tazettas you get sometimes flowers like the monsters in the pictures. The first three plants died during a severe frost period; the last two…

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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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