2020 World Convention

November 26, 2018
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Hi Folks, It is now only 20 months until the World Daffodil Convention in Canberra and I know that many of you are excited about the trip Down Under. This…

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The fertility of seedlings from N. cavanillesii x Emerald Sea, N. cavanillesii x (Ballygowan x N. viridiflorus), and N. x xanthochlorus x (Ballygowan x N. viridiflorus)

November 24, 2018
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   Seedlings from the first two crosses have two chromosome sets (CC) from N. cavanillesii, one (V) from N. viridiflorus, and one (N) from a tetraploid standard daffodil. Seedlings of…

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Something New

November 22, 2018
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This is the first flower from a new cross now in bloom. A cream colored N. romieuxii was crossed with pollen from a 7G-G seedling. Normally the 7G-G flowers in…

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It is fertile!

November 21, 2018
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Earlier on in October I posted a picture of the seedling from N. cavanillesii x Emerald Sea. Brian Duncan suggested pollinating it. While I found this flower intriguing I had…

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3847 – full face, 3847 – in profile

November 15, 2018
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What’s the view? Is this seedling – Wow! ? Bah! ? Pretty ? Ugly ? Commercial ? A keeper ? A Discard ? Or shoot the breeder ? 3847 –…

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Don Caton?

November 14, 2018
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Don, if you’re on Daffnet, would you please contact me privately at ?  I have a package for you and need your address.  Thanks.

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Recent autumn blooms

Here are the most recent autumn bloomers, most of these are autumn colors. Many thanks to Bill Welch and Bob Spotts who provided bulbs.

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About the Fund Raising Campaign

November 9, 2018
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The American Daffodil Society provides world wide internet services to the growing daffodil public. Our Global leadership through these unique services: Daffseek, Daffnet, Dafftube, Dafflibrary and more, continues as an…

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An Autumn Poetaz.

November 8, 2018
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Four years ago in the autumn I flowered a bulb of ‘Max’s Poet’ that was being turned around from New Zealand. It coincided with the autumn tazetta N. obsoletus in…

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smaller quantities of Zerotol

November 6, 2018
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Here is a message from Anne. She is wanting to find smaller quantities of Zerotol to use when planting her bulbs. I wasn’t able to find a source. Does anyone…

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Early blooming Daffodils for Roanoke Virginia

November 5, 2018
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Good morning Here is a request from someone on a mission. Any ideas that will help her would be appreciated. I have already written her that leaves should be left…

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2019 Shows Posted on ADS Website Events

November 3, 2018
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All of the 2019 daffodil shows have been posted on the ADS website at: https://daffodilusa.org/events-show-calendar/calendar-of-events/ There are 34 approved shows, plus several non-judged exhibitions.  While you are checking out shows…

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N. x perezlarae

October 30, 2018
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Narcissus x perezlarae occurs as the natural wild hybrid between N. cavanillesii and N. miniatus.  Several years ago Theo Sanders sent me a large shipment of bulbs of hybrids between…

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