National Daffodil Society Daffodil Awards

The National Daffodil Society of New Zealand recognizes outstanding exhibition New Zealand bred daffodils using three major awards. These awards were derived from similar awards given by the Royal Horticulatural Society. The awards and their criteria are as follows:

  1. Certificate of Preliminary Commendation (PC) - one stem. To be awarded to a new daffodil of great promise for exhibition. May be named and registered or a seedling.
  2. Award of Merit (AM) - nine stems. Cultivar must be named and registered, is to be of great merit for exhibition and to have proved its worth as an exhibition flower. The flowers presented for the award should be of excellent showable standard.
  3. First Class Certificate (FCC) - eighteen stems. Cultivar must be named and registered, is to be of great merit for exhibition and to have proved its worth as an exhibition flower. The cultivar must have been awarded at least three Premier Bloom Awards at National Shows. The flowers presented for the award should be of excellent showable standard.

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First Class Certificate
Trena, 6 W-Y 1979
Spring Fling, 2 Y-R 1989
Demand, 2 Y-Y 1990
Centrefold, 3W-YYR 1991
Kiwi Magic, 4 W-Y 1991
Springston Charm, 2 W-W 1991
Snowy Morn, 1W-GWW 1992
Polar Sky, 2W-WWP 1999
Polar Convention, 3W-W 2000
Blossom Lady, 4W-O 2007
Tranquil Image, 2 W-P 2008
Flight Path, 6 Y-W 2010
Tayforth Gem, 2W-W 2010
Cameo Magic, 4 W-W 2013
Avalex, 8 W-Y 2015

 

Award of Merit
Sulphur Monarch, 1 Y-Y 1997
Highfire, 2 Y-R 2003
Exquisite One, 1 W-W 2004
Egmont King, 2Y-YOR 2006
Tayforth Gem, 2W-W 2006
Mount Tutuko, 1W-W 2016

 

Certificate of Preliminary Commendation
Springston Charm, 2W-W 1975
Snowy Morn, 1W-GWW 1984
Twin Stars, 12Y-Y 2007
Jealous Heart, 2W-GOO 2009
Avalex, 8 W-Y 2010
Tantalising, 3W-O 2013

 

International Awards
Hawera - AM(a) 1938 (RHS), AGM 1996 (RHS), Wister 2008 (ADS)
Trena - AGM 2001 (RHS), AM(e) 1996 (RHS), FCC(e)(NZ) 1979
Twin Stars - PC 2007 (RHS)