Science

This category is about the biology of daffodils and narcissus.

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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The inheritance of recessive and dominant mutations in daffodil cultivars

December 30, 2017
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This is the title of an article from Peter Brandham in the “Daffodil, Snowdrop and Tulip Yearbook 2017, pages 26-32”. Essential statements in this paper are: Pitfalls often occur, one…

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Last Call for Fall Forum 2017!

November 1, 2017
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Last Call for Fall Forum 2017!

The deadline for itemized and full registration at Fall Forum 2017 is November 1! There will be no onsite registration. This festive event will be held at the Crowne Plaza…

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Heritage help please!

With too much to do I decided instead to go and visit some old friends. Van  Sion. Orange Phoenix Yellow Phoenix (I think). Orange Phoenix and Yellow Phoenix together. This…

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Theory according to Dave

August 28, 2017
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These flowers of Nb nivalis are quite the smallest daffodils that we grow. When exhibited in NZ they are down pointed because they are too small compared with a vase…

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