Seedling

Photographs and discussions about seedlings.

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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First Flowers Downunder

This year most of the tazettas were planted early, shaded, and watered. In spite of high temperatures one seedling 14_05T has flowered earlier than any daffodil has flowered here. It…

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Some little seedlings in flower just now

4529 maria x n. cyc. 4367 n. cyc. x n. calcicol 4277 n. ast. n. scaberulus 4365 n. ast. x n. scaberulus

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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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Blooms at Bob Spott’s

January 25, 2019
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Wednesday, Bob and I went to Ironstone to deliver posters for the upcoming daffodil show in March. After we returned, Bob gave me a tour of his daffodils in bloom.…

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