Exhibiting Tips

EXHIBITING DAFFODILS IN AUSTRALIA

Daffodil Societies in Australia follow the RHS guidelines for exhibitors.  Daffodils may be exhibited as they measure on the day, not necessarily as they are registered with the RHS.

Daffodils are divided into 13 Divisions and all registered blooms have a listed colour code.  These divisions make it easier to judge as divisions may have originated from different species daffodils and have different characteristics. Benching them all together would be similar to putting all types of vehicles in one class.

Standard daffodils – full size, flowers measuring more than 90mmls in diameter

Intermediate size daffodils – flower measuring more than 50mml and less than 90mmls  Divisions 1,2,3,4 and 11 only. Foliage shorter than standard

Miniature daffodils – flower measuring less than 50mml in diameter.  Foliage  shorter again, appropriate to the size of the flower.

Heritage Daffodils – those grown or registered before 1949

Divisions

Division 1.  Trumpet Daffodil Cultivars

Division 1. Trumpet Daffodil Cultivars picture
Division 1

One flower per stem, corona or trumpet as long as or longer that the perianth segments (petals.

Division 2 – Large –cupped Daffodil Cultivars

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Division 2

One flower per stem, cup more than one-third, but less than equal to the length of the perianth segments (petals)

 

 

Division 3 Small-cupped Daffodil Cultivars

Division 3 Small-cupped Daffodil Cultivars
Division 3

One flower per stem, cup not more than one-third the length of the perianth segments (petals)

 

 

Division 4 Double Daffodil Cultivars

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Division 4

One or more flower per stem with doubling in the perianth segments or the corona or both

 

 

 

Division 5 Triandrus Daffodil Cultivars

Division 5 Triandrus Daffodil Cultivars picture
Division 5

Characteristics of N.triandrus clearly evident: usually two or more pendent flowers to a stem, perianth segments reflexed.

 

 

 

Division 6 Cyclamineus Daffodil Cultivars

Division 6 Cyclamineus Daffodil Cultivars picture
Division 6.

Characteristics of N.cyclamineus clearly evident: one flower per stem, perianth segments significantly reflexed, flower at an acute angle to the stem with a very short neck.

 

 

Division 7 Jonquilla Daffodils

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Division 7

Characteristics of Sections Jonquilla or Apodanthi clearly evident: one to five  flowers to a stem, perianth segments spreading or reflexed, corona cup shaped, funnel shaped or flared, usually wider than long, flowers usually fragrant.

 

 

Division 8 Tazetta Daffodil Cultivars

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Division 8

Characteristics of Section Tazetta clearly evident: usually three to twenty flowers to a stem, perianth segments spreading not reflexed, flowers usually fragrant.

 

 

 

 

Division 9 Poeticus Daffodil Cultivars

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Division 9

Characteristics of the N. Poeticus group:  usually one flower per stem, perianth segments white, corona very short or disc shaped, usually with a green and/or yellow centre and a red rim, sometimes of a single colour, flowers usually fragrant.

 

Division 10  Bulbocodium Daffodil Cultivars

Division 10 Bulbocodium Daffodil Cultivars
Division 10

Characteristics of Section Bulbocodium clearly evident, usually one flower per stem, perianth segments insignificant compared to the dominant corona, anthers  attached more or less centrally to the filament and style usually curved.

*Flowers in this class must be named or seedling bulbocodiums

 

Division 11 Split-Corona Daffodil Cultivars

Division 11 Split-Corona Daffodil Cultivars picture
Division 11

Corona split usually more than half its length.

 

 

 

 

Division 12 Other Daffodil Cultivars

Division 12 Other Daffodil Cultivars picture
Division 12

Cultivars that do not fit the definition of any other division.  For example – Tete a Tete or other Division 6 cultivars with more than one flower per stem

 

 

 

Division 13 Species Daffodils

Division 13 Species Daffodils picture
Division 13

Distinguished solely by Botanical name, for example N.cyclamineus or N.bulbocodium or pseudonarcissus.

 

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