Hybridizing

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

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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The fertility of NNNX daffodil varieties

January 9, 2020
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The existing NNNX varieties you find in the table of the pdf file The fertility of nnnx daffodil varieties .More should be generated by hybridizers. Many of these plants are…

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Basal rot treatment

A few prized tetraploid tazettas became infected with basal rot. I invented a treatment that successfully cured them. I am not scientist but a gardener and breeder of Narcissus who…

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