Breeding

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

Daffodil Season in Northeast NC

February 24, 2018
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I went to the garden today and found a lot blooming.  However, I found myself interested more in two of my hybrids than all the already named daffodils. The first…

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Sent to my Texas Master Gardeners

February 15, 2018
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This was a quickie post I made to our MG group. We have about 83 active members, 12 new students going through 60 hours of training, then 50 hours of…

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Tricollet form

I think the form of Tricollet is very attractive and have over the years grown seedlings from it. Although it is technically 11a the form is so distinct that I…

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Single Chinese not sterile after all?

There are scientific journals out there that say  N. Tazetta ‘Chinese sacred lily’ or ‘Orientalis’ is sterile. This is because the plant is triploid with 30 chromosomes and this causes pollen…

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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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New generation Autumn Colors

I had the pleasure of receiving the latest generation of Autumn Colors by Bill Welch this season. I spoke to him over the phone and he informed me that he…

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