A question I am often asked is who is the leading hybridizer in modern day teeth daylilies? That question is easy to answer but I usually avoid the question because “big egos”. But… I might as well start the New Year by giving everyone a good tipoff.
It is Jamie Gossard. During the last decade, Jamie has registered and introduced over 30 teeth daylilies. Jamie started his teeth program in the 1990′s and many other hybridizers have followed his works by using his genetics and duplicating his crosses.
Now before some of you hybridizers take exception to what I said, I’d like to recognize again, the Daylily Teeth Master, Brother Charles Recamp(certainly still the all-time King of Teeth), Mort Morss and his FORTUNE’S DEAREST, Jeff Salter for MORT MORSS, Dan Trimmer and his conversion of SPINDAZZLE, Fran Harding for promoting and selling teeth crosses and introducing FORESTLAKE RAGAMUFFUN, Pat Stamile and his use of STARTLE, John Rice and his BASS GIBSON, John Benz for capturing these genectics, introducing STARTLE and also being a leader in discriminating introductions out of teeth crosses.
Jamie’s foresight in recoginzing the importance of these hybridizers works
and using them has given all of us teeth hybidizers more opportunities to be create new looks.
I could be wrong but I predict ten years from now that Jamie’s OUTER LIMITS will be a next FORESTLAKE RAGAMUFFIN as a parent. I’d highly recommend all teeth hybridizers to start using it this upcoming season if they already haven’t.
Ten years from now, who will be recognized as the leader in teeth hybridizing? It could be you, or Bill Waldrop or Larry Grace or John Kulpa or Dave Mussar or Kim Langston. The point is, in year 2000 no-one would have guessed Jamie Gossard as being the TEETH hybridizer of the decade.. I would have probably said ……., never mind,
I probably have said too much.
Happy New Year and Best Wishes,
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