A cyclamineus hybrid (Div 6)
Why Not Join the NZ National Daffodil Society?
National Daffodil Society
Mrs Denise McQuarrie
26 Greenhill Road
(03) 526 8847
Join the Otago Daffodil Group
A group of friendly daffodil enthusiasts who meet in early spring for staging and judging nights, along with the popular autumn bulb sale and a meeting looking at twin scaling and other reproductive forms of daffodil cultivation. Meetings held at Green Island, near Dunedin.
(03) 454 4612
NDS approved intermediate
NDS approved miniature
For the perfect spring
Daffodils for garden and exhibition
Classifications and Colour Codes
The many different daffodil types are grouped into the following classifications, called ‘divisions’.
Division 1 Trumpet (cup longer than petals at tip, one flower to stem)
2 Large Cup (cup less than petal tip and greater than one third, one flower to stem)
3 Small Cup (cup less than one third petal length, one flower to stem)
4 Double (doubling of perianth and/or cup segments, one or more flowers to stem)
5 Triandrus (characteristics of N. triandrus, one or more dainty, drooping bell-like flowers, reflexed petals)
6 Cyclamineus (characteristics of N. cyclamineus, one flower to stem, petals reflexed)
7 Jonquilla (characteristics of N. jonquilla species, sub-species, one to five flowers to stem, usually fragrant)
8 Tazetta (characteristics of N. tazetta species, sub-species, usually 3 to 20 flowers to stem, usually fragrant)
9 Poeticus (characteristics of N. poeticus species, sub-species (pheasant’s eye type), one flower to stem, petals pure white, cup very short, usually green eye, yellow centre, red rim, often fragrant)
10 Bulbicodium cultivars (characteristics of bulbicodium species (hooped petticoat type), usually one flower to stem, petals insignificant compared to the dominant corona)
11 Collar and Split Corona daffodils (corona split usually for more than half its length)
12 Other Daffodil Cultivars – those that don’t fit anywhere else!
13 Species – distinguished solely by botanical name
Colour Codes - W White
G Green (usually eye zone)
So Danger 2YR is a large cup with yellow perianth and a red cup (see below).
Sometimes daffodils combine several distinct colours. Colour is described with the petal code first, beginning at the tip in to junction with cup, followed by cup code beginning at centre of cup to outer edge. Where more than one colour exists in petal or cup, the description is separated by a hyphen -
So Bandit 2W-YYO is a large cup with white perianth and a yellow cup with orange outer band (see below)
NOTE: This information applies to New Zealand and is specified by the New Zealand National Daffodil Society. Please check the standards in your country.
Intermediate – flowers should show characteristics and growth habit that make it too large to be classed as a miniature and too small to compete in standard classes. Flowers should measure more than 50mm in diameter and no more than 80mm with perianth spread out (not to be confused with poorly grown specimens of standard size)
Miniature – flowers show characteristics of smallness of lower and growth habits. Each individual floret should measure no more than 50mm in diameter and plant height should be no more than 32.5cm in height.
For a current list of New Zealand NDS approved miniatures and intermediates please go to the NDS website http://www.daffodil.org.nz/daffodilinfo/speclass.php
We grow a number of intermediate and miniatures varieties – check them out here – Int Min
There are 3 categories of daffodils that make up Historic daffodils. They are:
Heritage – pre 1900
Vintage – 1900 to 1939
Classic – 1940 to 1960
We grow a number of historic daffodils – check them out here - Historics
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