Fertility

The fertility of species and named daffodils.

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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N. hedraeanthus luteolentus x Fairy Chimes (tetraploid) and N. hedraeanthus luteolentus x (Ballygowan x N. viridiflorus)

February 4, 2019
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    These seedlings are flowering after three years for the first one and after five years for the second group. One seedling of the second group has a pollen fertility…

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Green bulbocodiums

December 10, 2018
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Two seedlings from the cross N. romieuxii x 7G-G seedling are now open and these look promising. The few from this cross that flowered earlier were white, but these two…

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The fertility of seedlings from N. cavanillesii x Emerald Sea, N. cavanillesii x (Ballygowan x N. viridiflorus), and N. x xanthochlorus x (Ballygowan x N. viridiflorus)

November 24, 2018
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   Seedlings from the first two crosses have two chromosome sets (CC) from N. cavanillesii, one (V) from N. viridiflorus, and one (N) from a tetraploid standard daffodil. Seedlings of…

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It is fertile!

November 21, 2018
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Earlier on in October I posted a picture of the seedling from N. cavanillesii x Emerald Sea. Brian Duncan suggested pollinating it. While I found this flower intriguing I had…

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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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