Larry Force, Mississippi

Cyclamineus x viridiflorus

November 28, 2017

Categories: Autumn Blooming Daffodils, Daffodil Types, Miniatures

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Here is a photo of a cyclamineus x viridiflorus cross that bloomed a few days ago. Of course, was hoping to get more green in the flower and a longer corona. Looks like the short vir. corona and cyc. yellow is dominate, but it is a nice miniature with an intoxicating fragrance. 

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14 Responses to Cyclamineus x viridiflorus

  1. David Adams, New Zealand
    November 28, 2017 at 12:24 pm


  2. Suzy Wert, Indiana
    November 28, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Dave kinda says it all….WOW!
    I’ll add congratulations, too, tho, to justify the DaffNet post. 🙂

  3. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    November 28, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    WOW!!  Very nice, Larry.

  4. Theo Sanders, Germany
    Theo Sanders, Germany
    November 28, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    An extremely beautiful flower. How old is the seedling, Larry?

  5. Larry Force, Mississippi
    Larry Force, Mississippi
    November 29, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Theo, the cross was made and planted in 2012, and I think first sprouted early in 2013. Had one I know to bloom last year and I think this one had one bloom last year. One had 5 blooms this year and could easily be classified as a division 11 the corona is so deeply scalloped, but the petals were not as smooth and well formed as the one in bloom now. These are growing and blooming outside in one of my seedling beds, so are pretty tough and hardy.  Thanks everyone for the kind comments about the seedling.

  6. Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    November 29, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Larry, you’ve got a real little beauty there from a unique cross. How did you get the pollen to be available for the N. cyclamineus?  Did you delay the N. viridiflorus,  force the N. cyc. or simply deep freeze the pollen. Now we hope your little flower is at least partially pollen fertile – presumably it will have 21 chromosomes.  Well done – nice original work. – or maybe we will hear from some other such crosses.

  7. Larry Force, Mississippi
    Larry Force, Mississippi
    November 29, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Hello Brian, Good to hear from you. The pollen was frozen and applied in the spring on the cyclamineus flower.  Yes, need to check and see if any of the pollen looks good. Several options, could self, I have fresh viridiflorus pollen that I could put back on it. May have some cyclamineus pollen in the freezer. Think I will try all three and see if it will set any seed. Will collect the anthers and see if there is pollen to use next spring.


  8. Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee
    Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee
    December 2, 2017 at 7:37 am

    That flower is gorgeous, Larry!  Congratulations!  I sure hope it survives and multiplies for you.

  9. Bradley McCarson, South Carolina
    Bradley McCarson, South Carolina
    December 2, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Very interesting cross. I’m sure these are more cold hardy. Will you register this new hybrid?

  10. Larry Force, Mississippi
    Larry Force, Mississippi
    December 4, 2017 at 4:20 am

    Bradley, not sure about registering yet. If it continues to grow well and multiplies, probably will.

  11. Harold Koopowitz, California
    Harold Koopowitz, California
    December 6, 2017 at 3:25 am

    Very nice Larry. Would be good to cross it will ‘Lima’s Green Road’ that has Brian’s El Camino in its background to pull out the long trumpet again.


  12. Larry Force, Mississippi
    Larry Force, Mississippi
    December 6, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Good suggestion Harold, Lima’s Green Road does have some fertile pollen, have not been able to set seed on LGR though.  Do have LGR on a number of things, several will bloom in late winter or early spring.


  13. Janet Loyd, Georgia
    Janet Loyd, Georgia
    December 7, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Larry that is a great looking bloom! Such a great cross. Seems everything was perfect the day you did that one. I’d love to learn how to make crosses. I think it’s a natural progression. I’m looking forward to seeing you & your beautiful flowers again at the shows. I hope you’ll have a spare minute to share some of your knowledge. Seems everyone is always so busy & rushed during staging there just isn’t time to talk as much as I’d hoped. That seedling is so well formed, cyclamineus x viridiflorus make a great cross. I’m sure it will do well on the show bench as your flowers always do. Hopefully it will flourish I know everyone will be asking you when it will be available put me on that list too please!

  14. Larry Force, Mississippi
    Larry Force, Mississippi
    December 9, 2017 at 5:57 am

    Thanks so much Janet for your kind comments. Will be glad to share a few minutes with you.  I can tell you everything I know in a minute or two! With just some basic information, you are off to the races.  Making crosses is a very simple process, you just have to take that first step and VENTURE FOWARD.  When I started I didn’t even know if  I could get a daffodil seed to grow and  develop into a blooming plant, much less make the cross.  Jump out there and get started!