Miniature Quinn

March 31, 2008

Categories: American Daffodil Society, Daffodil Types, General, Miniatures, Show Prep and Exhibiting, Shows

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One of the most positive trends in the daffodil world (my own opinion) is the rapidly growing number of miniature cultivars being developed, both here and downunder. More gradually, of course, but very significant is the number being registered and available to growers/exhibitors. We have seen evidence of this in the large–sometimes almost unmanageable–number of Lavender Ribbon entries in shows. That it was deemed necessary to institute a larger collection to accommodate the trend (the Aqua Ribbon, of which Washington Daffodil Society’s 8-stem Bankhead award was the precursor) is further evidence. And now we have a number of exhibitors suggesting a Miniature Quinn. All of this is to the good. However, I think the swift upward trend in the miniature world is really clear enough now to justify a thorough review and analysis, not only of all of the ADS and local/regional awards, but also of the single stem and vase-of-three entries. As our mini world expands, we need to modify our show options in an orderly way as this wonderful sector grows.

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