Little Gem
Classification:
1 Y-Y[ Trumpet Long-Cupped ]
Season:
Very Early
Height:
Dwarf - less than 32.5 cm (12.8 in)
Year of first flowering:
1938
Selected by:
J. Gerritsen and Son, the Netherlands
Registered:
Yes, 1959
Special Classes:
ADS Historics, ADS Miniatures, New Zealand NDS Miniatures, The Daffodil Society Miniatures
Chromosomes:
14
Fertility:
Both Seed and Pollen fertile
Used as parent:
8 times as seed, 5 times as pollen
Comments

Broadly ovate, with slight white mucro, strongly inflexed, overlapping 1/4 to 1/3; inner segments with margins wavy; corona cylindrical, sometimes constricted near mid-point, slightly ribbed, with darker tone of yellow at rim, mouth flared, 6-lobed, even, with rim notched. Resembles ‘Bagatelle’ and ‘Wee Bee’, also a more floriferous N. nanus.

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Little GemLittle Gem, 1 Y-Y, J. Gerritsen and Son, the Netherlands, 1959, the Netherlands 
Photo: Bradley McCarson, South Carolina, USA
Little GemLittle Gem, 1 Y-Y, J. Gerritsen and Son, the Netherlands, 1959, the Netherlands 
Photo: Bradley McCarson, South Carolina, USA
Little gemLittle Gem, 1 Y-Y, J. Gerritsen and Son, the Netherlands, 1959, the Netherlands 
Photo: Noeline McLaren, South Island, New Zealand
Little gemLittle Gem, 1 Y-Y, J. Gerritsen and Son, the Netherlands, 1959, the Netherlands 
Photo: Noeline McLaren, South Island, New Zealand
Little gemLittle Gem, 1 Y-Y, J. Gerritsen and Son, the Netherlands, 1959, the Netherlands 
Photo: Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio, USA
Little gemLittle Gem, 1 Y-Y, J. Gerritsen and Son, the Netherlands, 1959, the Netherlands 
Photo: Heath Family Archives, Virginia, USA
Little gemLittle Gem, 1 Y-Y, J. Gerritsen and Son, the Netherlands, 1959, the Netherlands 
Photo: Quality Daffodils, England, UK
Little gemLittle Gem, 1 Y-Y, J. Gerritsen and Son, the Netherlands, 1959, the Netherlands 
Photo: Hein Meeuwissen, North Holland, the Netherlands
Little gemLittle Gem, 1 Y-Y, J. Gerritsen and Son, the Netherlands, 1959, the Netherlands 
Photo: Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio, USA
Little gemLittle Gem, 1 Y-Y, J. Gerritsen and Son, the Netherlands, 1959, the Netherlands 
Photo: Ian Scroggy, Northern Ireland, UK
Little gemLittle Gem, 1 Y-Y, J. Gerritsen and Son, the Netherlands, 1959, the Netherlands 
Photo: Hein Meeuwissen, North Holland, the Netherlands
Little gemLittle Gem, 1 Y-Y, J. Gerritsen and Son, the Netherlands, 1959, the Netherlands 
Photo: Hein Meeuwissen, North Holland, the Netherlands
Little gemLittle Gem, 1 Y-Y, J. Gerritsen and Son, the Netherlands, 1959, the Netherlands 
Photo: Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee, USA
Little gemLittle Gem, 1 Y-Y, J. Gerritsen and Son, the Netherlands, 1959, the Netherlands 
Photo: Phyllis Hess, Ohio, USA
Little gemLittle Gem, 1 Y-Y, J. Gerritsen and Son, the Netherlands, 1959, the Netherlands 
Photo: Kirby Fong, California, USA
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