Emperor
Classification:
1 Y-Y[ Trumpet Long-Cupped ]
Season:
Mid-Season
Height:
Standard - 32.5 to 67.5 cm (12.8 to 26.6 in)
Registered:
Yes, before 1869
Special Class:
ADS Historics
Chromosomes:
21
Fertility:
Both Seed and Pollen fertile
Used as parent:
23 times as seed, 4 times as pollen
Comments

Perianth segments broadly ovate, blunt, slightly mucronate, brilliant greenish yellow, with a darker tone at midrib beneath, somewhat inflexed, plane, overlapping one-third; the inner segments with margins wavy; corona cylindrical at base, flared in upper part, loosely ribbed, vivid yellow, with mouth expanded and lightly frilled, rim flanged, notched and crenate. Resembles a N. bicolor var. lorifolius of almost twice the size.

‘Emperor’ was bred by Mr. Backhouse in 1865.

The RHS has a “parental note” that states the following: Hybrid between N. bicolor and N. pseudonarcissus

Synonyms:

'Maximus######', 'The Emperor'

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EmperorEmperor, 1 Y-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Jason Delaney, USA
EmperorEmperor, 1 Y-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Jason Delaney, USA
EmperorEmperor, 1 Y-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Bob Moore, Scotland
EmperorEmperor, 1 Y-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Deb Pratt, USA
EmperorEmperor, 1 Y-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Quality Daffodils, England
EmperorEmperor, 1 Y-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Historic Image: Oregon Bulb Farms, USA
EmperorEmperor, 1 Y-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Historic Image: Charles Thonger, England
EmperorEmperor, 1 Y-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Historic Image: Albert F. Calvert, England
EmperorEmperor, 1 Y-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Juan Andrés Varas Braun, Chile
EmperorEmperor, 1 Y-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Juan Andrés Varas Braun, Chile
EmperorEmperor, 1 Y-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Juan Andrés Varas Braun, Chile
EmperorEmperor, 1 Y-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Kirby Fong, USA
EmperorEmperor, 1 Y-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Historic Image: Albert F. Calvert, England
EmperorEmperor, 1 Y-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Historic Image: Gertrude Hartland, Ireland
EmperorEmperor, 1 Y-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Historic Image: Carlos van der Veek, the Netherlands
EmperorEmperor, 1 Y-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Old House Gardens Heirloom Bulbs, USA
EmperorEmperor, 1 Y-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Historic Image: Carlos van der Veek, the Netherlands
EmperorEmperor, 1 Y-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Historic Image: Carlos van der Veek, the Netherlands
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