Association

May 26, 2008
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Categories: Daffodil Types, Hybridizing, Seedling, Standards

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Hello everyone,
Some years ago I sent some selected seedlings to Suzy Wert of Indianappolis. I dug them early and posted pre Christmas in the hope of turning the bulbs around in time for the following Northern Spring. The experiment was partially successful. I asked Suzy to suggest naming any that were worthy. She advised that a 3Y -R was pretty good.
At the time of Suzy’s advice Kiwi racing driver, Scott Dixon, clinched the Indy Lights racing series in a race at Fortuna which also has a noted daffodil connection.
Hence, by all these associations, the cultivar was named ‘Indy Lights.’ Today Dixon became another Kiwi legend by winning the Indy 500. I would only hope the cultivar could be as successful.
Incidentally, Dixon will pocket around $NZ3m. He says that the money is important as his wife is fairly keen on shopping.
Dave

3 responses to “Association”

  1. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio Mary Lou Gripshover says:

    Great name story, Dave! 
     
    Maybe you could get Scott Dixon to use some of that $NZ3M to buy bulbs of ‘Indy Lights’  . .  . lots of bulbs!  Surely his wife would like some!
     
    Mary Lou

  2. Phyllis Hess says:

    Congratulations to all the Kiwi’s on Scott’s win. Quite a feat!
    Phyllis Hess

  3. David Adams says:
    Now that makes a lot of sense Mary Lou. We could press for naming rights or something.
    Dave

    Great name story, Dave! 
     
    Maybe you could get Scott Dixon to use some of that $NZ3M to buy bulbs of ‘Indy Lights’  . .  . lots of bulbs!  Surely his wife would like some!
     
    Mary Lou