Take a look at my unusual green tipped daffodil mutant

gottagarden(z5 western NY)April 14, 2012

I appear to have a very unusual sport of daffodil "ice king". I have a couple of these in the middle of a big clump of Ice King.

Have you ever seen green tipped daffodils? I grow many different kinds but have never seen any like this. From Garden Misc

ps - cross posted to bulbs forum

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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Some flowers do that when there is unusual weather. I've had Clematis do it often for example. It is pretty but don't count on seeing it every year.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 7:12PM
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brandyray(Coastal NC/8a)

Wow, looks exotic. Be interesting to see if it looks the same next yr.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 11:09PM
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mxk3(Zone 6 SE MI)

It's beautiful!

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 9:09AM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Don't you just love it when you come upon something like this. If it stabilizes, you've got something really special.

Annette

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 11:00AM
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schoolhouse_gw

Yes, it's beautiful. I wonder if you could gather and save seed just in case it is a mutant and not a weather fluke? Which makes me ask - what do daffodil seeds look like???

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 11:01AM
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christinmk z5b eastern WA

That is awesome looking Brenda! I just love it when unusual things like that happen in the garden. Let us know if it does it again next year...

-schoolhouse, I found seeds on one of my daffs and they are hard, round, and a dark blackish color.
CMK

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 12:23PM
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denninmi(8a)

Sorry, but that isn't a genetic mutation, its weather damage. You can see the actual "burnt" area on the tip of the outermost petal (the one at the 7:00 position in the photo).

I had a lot of this this year, too, on certain varieties. Happens more to the double/split cup types such as 'Petit Four' or 'Tahiti'.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 2:09PM
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schoolhouse_gw

Sure doesn't look like burn to me, those brownish areas appear like fade or die off; see the green even on the curls inside? Well, weather damage or not it sure is interesting. I've never seen anything like it on mine.

I'm going to look for those black seeds later on CMK. Thanks.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 10:04AM
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mxk3(Zone 6 SE MI)

The effects are symmetrical, so I would think that it isn't due to weather damage - ? (perhaps weather effect, but not damage)

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 12:49PM
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lizzie_nh

I have no knowledge of this sort of effect, but I don't think this is really a "symmetrical" effect. It looks like it occurred on the upper tip of the bud before it opened up, and now that the flower is in full bloom, the effect shows up on each outer petal and some of the inner ones.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 8:52PM
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robsgurl

that is a very pretty flower..I have yellow daffodil that look like that one but with out the green tips...I have been getting them every year since I planted them.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2012 at 3:34PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Here is Clematis 'Daniel Deronda' with a similar weather affected bloom

    Bookmark   April 18, 2012 at 9:34PM
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Campanula UK Z8

yep, clematis viticella purpurea plena elegans does this very frequently until it settles down, later in the season.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2012 at 3:37PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

I have no idea why photobucket is giving that message. I have not moved nor deleted my photos and it is doing it all over GW. sorry.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2012 at 12:39PM
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