Fertility

The fertility of species and named daffodils.

Mentor pollen

August 27, 2018
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Crosses of different narcissus species are in most cases successful. If they are crossed with standard daffodils there are more complications. Standard daffodils can be chosen as seed- or pollen…

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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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Some 7 8 10’s and fertility updates

The highlight of the winter so far has been Graeme Brumley’s pink viridiflorus hybrid Brumley 915 (My Word x N. viridiflorus). It opens green and matures to a clear persistent…

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Daffodil Digging Time

It’s daffodil digging time again.  I’m hard at it, and will have a lot of bulbs to sale, or to dispose of one way or another this fall.  If you…

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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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WDS Show April 14/15

The WDS show was held yesterday  14 April in Alexandria, VA at the Alexandria Valley Scottish Rite Temple.  We had a good turn out on a sunny day, however the…

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