Seeds

Autumn tazettas; seed

It is tazetta heaven here at the moment. The autumn has been very warm and very dry but, with the help of hand watering, the tazettas are thriving. Usually I…

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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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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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