Classic daffodils are standard size daffodil cultivars registered between 1940 and 1969 inclusive. Historic daffodil cultivars are those registered or in gardens up through 1939. The best modern exhibition cultivars since 1939 have largely been the most recent ones. To give the older ones of the modern era a chance to be seen (and win some awards), the ADS produced the aforementioned definition of classics and created a show section for them. This presentation encourages audiences to grow the classic era daffodils and emphasizes that many of the Wister Award winners (good garden daffodils) happen to be classics, so any gardener getting serious about daffodils should not only start with cultivars known to grow well but cultivars that also have some show worthiness. This presentation consists of two PDF files. One file has the photos, and the other file is a script to be read to the audience. The “slide” program file has 35 slides. The script has 5 pages. This presentation is relative brief, and you may wish to follow it with Some Show Worthy Classics if you have an audience that is particularly keen on classic daffodils. If you are unfamiliar with PDF, click on “About PDF” in the sidebar.
- Daffodil Types
- Exhibiting & Judging