Seeds

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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Sent to my Texas Master Gardeners

February 15, 2018
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This was a quickie post I made to our MG group. We have about 83 active members, 12 new students going through 60 hours of training, then 50 hours of…

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Fat pods on Chinese Sacred Lily

February 1, 2018
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These will each have several seeds, of various sizes (possibly due to variations in ploidy). I have another stem also with 4 pods, and many with 2-3. Pods generally have…

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Single Chinese not sterile after all?

There are scientific journals out there that say  N. Tazetta ‘Chinese sacred lily’ or ‘Orientalis’ is sterile. This is because the plant is triploid with 30 chromosomes and this causes pollen…

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Open Pollination/culled daffodil seeds/bulbs

July 10, 2017
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If you go out into the fields or flower beds after dark you will sometimes see hundreds of not thousands of moths working over the blooms on the daffodils. During…

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Hybridizing

A Beginning in Hybridizing The year 2017 was a successful year in my producing of daffodil seed from many of my crosses but not all.  Probably the words that I…

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