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 80mmls in diameter
Intermediate size daffodils – flower measuring more than 50mml and less than 80mmls 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
Division 1. Trumpet Daffodil Cultivars
One flower per stem, corona or trumpet as long as or longer that the perianth segments (petals.
Division 2 – Large –cupped Daffodil Cultivars
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
One flower per stem, cup not more than one-third the length of the perianth segments (petals)
Division 4 Double Daffodil Cultivars
One or more flower per stem with doubling in the perianth segments or the corona or both
Division 5 Triandrus Daffodil Cultivars
Characteristics of N.triandrus clearly evident: usually two or more pendent flowers to a stem, perianth segments reflexed.
Division 6 Cyclamineus Daffodil Cultivars
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
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
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
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
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
Corona split usually more than half its length.
Division 12 Other Daffodil Cultivars
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
Distinguished solely by Botanical name, for example N.cyclamineus or N.bulbocodium or pseudonarcissus.