Science

This category is about the biology of daffodils and narcissus.

Identifying historic varieties

April 1, 2019
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Hi- I am researching some flowers in Oklahoma (likely types of narcissus/daffodil—no picture yet as they are just emerging) that I believe have been isolated since WWII. As I know…

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records of first bloom

April 1, 2019
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Good morning There seems to be a study starting at NC State University on people keeping records about first bloom. Originally I had responded and directed her to our FaceBook…

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Tazettas Seeding in cold, wet conditions

March 17, 2019
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Weather conditions here in Moss Landing, California have been pathetic for the last 3 months or so from a hybridization standpoint—or so I thought, based on a lifetime of what…

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Summer census

February 27, 2019
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By the end of summer 7 tazetta varieties have flowered: – two 8Y-O, one 8W-Y and four 8W-O. The first, 14_05T is quite nice. It still has a few florets…

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Optimum temperature for pollination

February 12, 2019
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Dear All, Having never had any success with early pollination, last year my crosses were all blown away by the Beast from the East! So this year I have two…

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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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