Breeding

Contains information and advice about hybridizing as well as photos of seedlings.

Sussex conservation of “Noel Burr” cultivars.

May 8, 2020
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Our Sussex group of Plant Heritage decided we would try to conserve “Noel Burr” cultivars. I have been so impressed with them compared with common or garden Daffodils that I…

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An Early Seedling

This is a seedling of Monal X Banker which is as early as Monal not quite as colorful, but much better formed.  Until I have two stocks, I only use…

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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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Just an idea

December 29, 2019
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Inspired by the insect Xylocopa violacea, I have had the idea of makeing a little window in the perianth tube to access the stigma without touching the anthers or cuttig…

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