Harold Koopowitz
Mon, 07 Feb 2005 17:12:43 PST
Cindy Gerry asked,

>I hope someone will know if the seeds from Narcissus 'Albus Plenus 
>Odoratus' AKA N. Poeticus 'Plenus' will come true to type.  I am 
>propagating the bulbs for Fedco a Maine company and am trying to find ways 
>to increase production.

No, they almost surely will not. Furthermore, even if you got something 
that looked a bit like the parent, you could not sell it under that name 
even though it isn't a "real" cultivar name but merely a horticultural name 
of convenience.

In addition, there are non-double, non-white forms circulating in commerce 
under the name 'Albus Plenus Odoratus'.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon

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