Fertility

The fertility of species and named daffodils.

Narcissus x barrae and Narcissus grandae

November 16, 2019
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A new species ‘N. grandae’ has been described. I think it is allotetraploid like for example N. miniatus and N. tortifolius. It has beautiful flowers and is vigerous and therefore…

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20 years wait

Thanks everyone for the photos and reports and congratulations to John Reed. Way back in 1999 some N. broussonetii seed generously sent to me by Harold Koopowitz was sown. Now,…

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Ice Chimes x Fairy Chimes (tetraploid)

March 31, 2019
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  Four seedlings of this cross are flowering. Three of them, also the two in the pictures,  have about 10% pollen fertility. I think they are tetraploid with the chromosome…

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Tazettas Seeding in cold, wet conditions

March 17, 2019
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Weather conditions here in Moss Landing, California have been pathetic for the last 3 months or so from a hybridization standpoint—or so I thought, based on a lifetime of what…

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Tazettas by Bill Welch

I wanted to share the many wonderful tazettas supplied by Bill Welch in California, like him my favorite division is 8 and the division I mostly hybridize in. I have…

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Chinese Sacred Lily highly fertile offspring

February 16, 2019
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I produced the first ever batch of Single Chinese Sacred Lily seeds about 10 years ago using pollen from various true tazettas. Many excellent big vigorous polyploid plants resulted, including…

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