Science

This category is about the biology of daffodils and narcissus.

Help with oddball poet

March 13, 2020
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All, The attached poet is from a old garden with scads of Ornatus, however some of the bulbs look like this What the heck is going on ?? I have…

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Possibility of intergeneric hybrids.

January 16, 2020
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Reading about ×Howardara (a complex trigeneric hybrid involving species from Hippeastrum, Sprekelia, and Zephyranthes), as well as other intergeneric hybrids from the Amaryllidaceae, such as ×Amarcrinum, I was wondering about the…

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Some breeding/fertility questions

January 11, 2020
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I have a lot of tazettas blooming now and was looking through the pollen I collected last year to see what I might use for breeding. ‘Aspasia’ is my latest-blooming…

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Basal rot treatment

A few prized tetraploid tazettas became infected with basal rot. I invented a treatment that successfully cured them. I am not scientist but a gardener and breeder of Narcissus who…

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Species

December 23, 2019
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IT is great to see a real discussion once again appearing on Daffnet. It has left me a little confused. I first exhibited daffodils about 65 years ago and got…

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Narcissus x barrae and Narcissus grandae

November 16, 2019
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A new species ‘N. grandae’ has been described. I think it is allotetraploid like for example N. miniatus and N. tortifolius. It has beautiful flowers and is vigerous and therefore…

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