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March 20, 2008
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Categories: Daffodil Types, Hybridizing, Miniatures, Seedling, Show Results, Shows

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The winning collection of 12 miniature daffodils from at least three divisions was entered by Harold Koopowitz and Marilynn Howe. The blooms were: 03-234 8W-W (Pink China x N. dubius), 03-234/2 8W-P (Pink China x N. dubius), 03-089 3Y-Y (Pink China x N. assoanus), 03-234/2 2W-P (Pink China x N. dubius), 03-234/6 2W-Y (Pink China x N. dubius), 03-266/1 2W-P (Viennese Waltz x N. dubius), 99-108 7Y-Y (Little Gem x N. jonquilla), Itsy Bitsy Splitsy 11aY-O, 05-242 12W-Y (Beryl x seedling), 04-054 7Y-Y (N. jonquilla x N. assoanus), 04-143 10W-W (N. cantabricus x ?), 05-018 7Y-Y (N. rupicola x N. willkommii).
This remarkable collection may almost be considered a case study in what can be achieved by crossing Pink China with N. dubius; four of the seedlings were from this cross, and one more had a different pollen parent. With the three other Pink China x N. dubius seedlings in the mini Red White and Blue collection, it makes an amazing yield of beautiful seedlings from one cross. The seedlings are distributed across divisions 2, 3 and 8, depending on one floret vs. two and the cup length.
John Castor Livermore, CA

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