Empress
Classification:
1 W-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:
22 or 22 + 1B
Fertility:
Both Seed and Pollen fertile
Used as parent:
10 times as seed, 4 times as pollen
Comments

Fl. 103 mm wide; perianth segments ovate, only very slightly mucronate, spreading, of great substance, overlapping one-third; the inner segments a little inflexed, with margins wavy; corona narrowly funnel-shaped, ribbed, rich yellow, with mouth expanded and 6-lobed, lightly frilled, rim flanged and crenate. Resembles a larger and later-flowered ‘Horsfieldii’ of greater substance and more rapid increase. Resembles a smaller ‘Emperor’ in form.

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

Synonyms:

'Maximus#####', 'The Empress'

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EmpressEmpress, 1 W-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Derrick Turbitt, Northern Ireland
EmpressEmpress, 1 W-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Ian Tyler, England
EmpressEmpress, 1 W-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Historic Image: Gertrude Hartland, Ireland
EmpressEmpress, 1 W-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Kirby Fong, USA
EmpressEmpress, 1 W-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Derrick Turbitt, Northern Ireland
EmpressEmpress, 1 W-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Brian S. Duncan, Northern Ireland
EmpressEmpress, 1 W-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Old House Gardens Heirloom Bulbs, USA
EmpressEmpress, 1 W-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Historic Image: Carlos van der Veek, the Netherlands
EmpressEmpress, 1 W-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Ian Scroggy, Northern Ireland
EmpressEmpress, 1 W-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Ian Scroggy, Northern Ireland
EmpressEmpress, 1 W-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Ian Scroggy, Northern Ireland
EmpressEmpress, 1 W-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Becky Fox Matthews, USA
EmpressEmpress, 1 W-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Becky Fox Matthews, USA
EmpressEmpress, 1 W-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Becky Fox Matthews, USA
EmpressEmpress, 1 W-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Becky Fox Matthews, USA
EmpressEmpress, 1 W-Y, William Backhouse, England, 1869, England 
Photo: Kirby Fong, USA
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