Hybridizer

Information from and about hybridizers around the world.

A Nial Watson Seedling W-240 2O-O grown in the PNW

April 16, 2019
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Don Kimlin sent me the bulb to see if the color is better when grown in the PNW.  Is it?  Its got a great deep orange color in the perianth…

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‘Haiku’ ?

March 29, 2019
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As a followup to my previous question about the ADS Approved Minis list cultivar ‘Haiku’— I have looked briefly through the index of all Cherry Creek Daffodil catalogs on DaffLibrary…

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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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Fred Silcock’s Pride and Glory

February 19, 2019
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A “tradition” of the Kyneton Daffodil Show, a “must-see” for those with a hunger for innovative breeding was a display, usually of five vases of Fred Silcock’s seedlings. Here are…

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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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Fred Silcock Has Died

February 12, 2019
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Fred Silcock, one of the world’s finest daffodil hybridizers, left this earth on February 7, 2019 after a short illness. Fred’s magnificent seedlings were not widely known because he avoided…

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