Grant E. Mitsch Novelty Daffodils, Oregon, USA

Mr. Mitsch was the premier daffodil hybridizer in the United States for over 50 years.  He grew iris and gladiolus before concentrating all his efforts on daffodils beginning in 1941.  He grew many fine flowers in all divisions, and expanded considerably the flowers available in Divisions 5 – 7 which were often referred to as the “minor divisions,” and which were largely neglected at the time.  His daughter Elise and her husband Richard Havens continue the business as Mitsch Daffodils.

Grant E. Mitsch, 1937

Grant E. Mitsch, 1938

Grant E. Mitsch, 1940