Harold Koopowitz, California

The saga of an interesting autumn bloomer

October 17, 2018
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Categories: Autumn Blooming Daffodils, Daffodil Types

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Back in 2001 I placed pollen of John Hunter’s Emerald Sea onto a flower of N. cavanillesii. Eventually a plant from the cross flowered and then did so for several years until the pot it was in was misplaced and I could not remeber seeing it for many years. Three years ago I came across the pot again, and opened it up, to find a number of very tiny bulblets. These were planted out to several pots and fed during the last two years. They have not only multiplied but several are currently flowering now. The flowers open a rich yellow but then fade to white. As should be expected the corona is reduced to several tiny segments. There can be two flowers to the stem. Flowers are considerably larger than N. cavanillesii. It is a survivor and I think I will register and name it this year.

 

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6 Responses to The saga of an interesting autumn bloomer

  1. Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    October 17, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Harold,

    It’s lovely, distinct and different. Might it be fertile? John will be pleased you got this result.

    Brian

  2. Theo Sanders, Germany
    Theo Sanders, Germany
    October 17, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    Brian and Harold,

    In the mail ‘N. cavanillisii x Emerald Sea’ to Daffnet of November 3, 2014 I made some comments concerning the fertility of my seedling in the picture.

    Theo

  3. Harold Koopowitz, California
    Harold Koopowitz, California
    October 18, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Here is the flower but two days older. It has faded to an ivory cream color. I have pollinated it so we will see if there is any fertility.

  4. Bradley McCarson, South Carolina
    Bradley McCarson, South Carolina
    October 18, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Very interesting.

  5. Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland
    October 18, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    I PREFERRED IT IN YELLOW ! I HOPE YOU USED Y-R POLLEN IF AVAILABLE.!!!

    WE STILL NEED ‘COLOUR’ IN MINIATURES,

    BRIAN

  6. Harold Koopowitz, California
    Harold Koopowitz, California
    October 18, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Brian:

    I used 2W-R pollen from pink breeding.

    Harold