DAYLILY TEETH HYBRIDIZER OF THE DECADE, Jamie Gossard

jamiespecial DAYLILY TEETH HYBRIDIZER OF THE DECADE, Jamie Gossard
HEAVENLY SPECIAL WEAPON

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,

Mike

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6 Responses to DAYLILY TEETH HYBRIDIZER OF THE DECADE, Jamie Gossard

  1. John Benz says:

    That’s why Jamie is widely regarded as “THE DENTIST!”

  2. Pat Wessling says:

    Hello Michael!

    Of all the people, I never would have expected you to MISS mentioning is THE DENTIST, Tom Polston! You must had rough New Year!!!

    Happy New Year!

    Pat Wessling

  3. John Monschauer says:

    In future blogs can you discuss which Reckamp cultivars paved the way. I cant seem to find any parentage on most of his. Do you consider Ruffled Strawberry Parfait and Lemon Fringed Pastel his? Thanks

    • Mike says:

      Sure, stay tuned,
      Mike

      • John Benz says:

        Ruffled Strawberry Parfait and Lemon Fringed Pastel are both from line bred Br. Charles as Roy Klehm only crossed Br. Charles to Br. Charles to get his newer fringed things. So whoever bloomed them first, they are much more important than they appear as they are both line-bred for MANY generations to the point that they are begging to be outcrossed and are as dominant as most induced tetraploids. Remember how ANGEL’S SMILE stamped it seedlings and the newer Klehm intros are at least 4 more generations inbred.

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