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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Apr 21, 2013 9:17 AM CST
I love these,Minnow
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Apr 22, 2013 7:12 AM CST
They are nice minis---I had them at one time.
They fit in rock gardens nicely.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Apr 22, 2013 7:50 AM CST
Someone asked how small the bloom was.Its smaller than the cup of a daff.
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Apr 24, 2013 1:52 PM CST
I think minnow must force well in pots because that is the type I see for sale in pots. Or maybe they just look good in a pot because they do not flop like the larger daffs.

Thalia is the name of my smallest , but it is not yet blooming
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Apr 24, 2013 2:02 PM CST
I have that too.I realized this year not all daffs are early.
The tiny ones in pots here are Baby Moons I think.
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jmorth
May 31, 2013 11:31 AM CST
Some of the smallest daffodils I've noted of late are in the 3 to 4" range like Midget (div 1), Yellow Pearl, Chit Chat, Little Oliver, & 'wateri' ( all div 7 jonquilla), and N. willkommil (div 13).
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
May 31, 2013 1:58 PM CST
do you grow any off them?
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
central Illinois
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jmorth
May 31, 2013 2:20 PM CST
Tried to force 'wateri' , but failed...
I have forced Pacific Coast before (div 8 Tazetta), it's the all yellow form of N. Minnow and can be 5 to 6" tall. It is probably shortest one I've successfully grown.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
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gwhizz
Jul 29, 2013 3:50 AM CST
I found 'Mortie ' and 'Ferdie ' very small....but I know there are many smaller ones! -in the Tazetta and cyclamenius range! Have both 'Wateri and Xit'.... very small
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jul 29, 2013 5:01 AM CST
Baby Moon
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 27, 2013 2:59 AM CST
Here it is September and I am planting more mini daffs.
I find the term mini misleading as sometimes it refers to the size of the blooms not the size of the plant.
I will be planting Rip Van Winkles

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Rapture

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Sun Disc

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central Illinois
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jmorth
Sep 27, 2013 10:37 AM CST
Way to go Jo Ann
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 27, 2013 10:45 AM CST
ohhhh yes,Its gunna be great.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Sep 27, 2013 9:26 PM CST
Yes, it will be great!
I am starting my bulb planting this weekend.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 28, 2013 4:10 AM CST
Me too. There are many places I missed last fall,now to look at spring photos so I dont plant on top of last years bulbs.
Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
Oct 22, 2013 3:46 AM CST
I think "miniature" are generally considered to be 10 inches or less, so you get Baby Moon as well as the 8-9" Sun Disc, Pueblo, etc. in that class. The really itty bitty ones are charming. I like that species with the hoop-skirt faerie blooms -- bulbicodium, I think?

oooh, look what I found... ADS slideshow of minis... http://www.daffodilusa.org/pdfs/Miniref/Mini_Div_ManAdv.pdf
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Oct 22, 2013 3:56 AM CST
thanks for the link.
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
Oct 23, 2013 2:29 AM CST
Daffseek.com, is the site Jo Ann.. tells you what IS, Was,Isnt, miniature..background breeding ,breeders, years etc.. best site for daffs in the world
lily freaks are not geeks!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
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ge1836
Oct 23, 2013 3:22 AM CST
Thanks Tony: I dont go into the breeding and medal winners etc.when it comes to any plant ,just shallow I guess.
I do like the minies in clumps around emerging lilies.
I also like the white varieties best and have both yellow and white ones.

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