Spring Flower Show Schedule

Seeding daffodils should have the division noted on entry card.

Premier Blooms only to be chosen if they are outstanding examples of their division or sub-division

CHAMPION ROSETTE & TROPHY

Awarded to the champion daffodil.

PREMIER

Awarded to the best bloom in each of the following:

Division 1 - Trumpet:

1Y-Y, 1Y-Coloured

1W-W, 1W-Coloured

Division 2 - Large Cup:

2Y-Y, 2Y-Coloured

2W-W, 2W-Coloured

Division 3 - Small Cup:

3 Yellow Perianth

3 White Perianth

Division 4 - Double:

4 Yellow Perianth

4 White Perianth

Intermediate Daffodils 50mm to 80mm

Division 5 - Triandrus daffodils

Division 6 - Cyclamineus daffodils

Division 7 - Jonquilla daffodils

Division 8 - Tazetta daffodils

Division 9 - Poeticus daffodils

Division 10 - Bulbocodium daffodils

Division 11 - Split corona daffodils

Seedling

Amateur

First Time Entrant

School Children

Camellia

Rhododendron

Cut Flower Vase

 

NARCISSI - Special Classes

All Narcissi to be named. Seedlings to be numbered.

  1. NATIONAL DAFFODIL SOCIETY RIBBON CLASS
  2. 6 Varieties, 1 bloom of each from not less than 3 divisions, staged in 6 vases. Open only to members of the National Daffodil Society.

    The following classes open to all exhibitors

  3. THE DAVID ADAMS MEDAL CLASS
  4. 12 Varieties, one bloom of each from not less than 6 R.H.S. Horticultural Divisions to be represented in the entry, staged in 12 vases.

  5. TRUMPET DAFFODILS Division 1 (Trophy)
  6. 6 blooms, 2 vases, not more than 3 of any one variety.

  7. LARGE OR SMALL CUP DAFFODILS Divisions 2 or 3 (Trophy)
  8. 6 blooms, 2 vases, not more than 3 of any one variety.

  9. DOUBLE DAFFODILS Division 4 (Trophy)
  10. 6 blooms, 2 vases, not more than 3 of any one variety.

  11. OTHER DIVISIONS (Trophy)
  12. 6 blooms from Divisions 5 - 13, 2 vases, not more than 3 of any one variety

    SEEDLING DAFFODIL CLASSES (Raised by exhibitor)

  13. 1 Trumpet

  14. 1 Large Cup

  15. 1 Small Cup

  16. 1 Narcissus, other than specified.

  17. OPEN SECTION

    The J & M Hunter Class, 1 variety, pink or pink toned corona, any division, no restrictions.

    SINGLE BLOOM DAFFODIL CLASSES

  18. 1 Trumpet, all yellow, sulphur or deep cream

  19. 1 Trumpet, yellow perianth coloured corona

  20. 1 Trumpet, all white

  21. 1 Trumpet, white perianth coloured corona

  22. 1 Large Cup, all yellow, sulphur or deep cream

  23. 1 Large Cup, yellow perianth coloured corona

  24. 1 Large Cup, all white

  25. 1 Large Cup, white perianth coloured corona

  26. 1 Small Cup, all yellow

  27. 1 Small Cup, yellow perianth coloured corona

  28. 1 Small Cup, all white

  29. 1 Small Cup, white perianth coloured corona

  30. 1 Double, all yellow

  31. 1 Double, yellow perianth coloured corona

  32. 1 Double, all white

  33. 1 Double, white perianth coloured corona

  34. 1 Triandrus

  35. 1 Cyclamineus

  36. 1 Jonquilla

  37. 1 Tazetta

  38. 1 Poeticus

  39. 1 Bulbocodium

  40. 1 Split Corona Daffodil, yellow perianth

  41. 1 Split Corona Daffodil, white perianth

  42. INTERMEDIATE DAFFODILS Between 50mm-80mm

  43. 1 Trumpet Intermediate

  44. 1 Large/small cup Intermediate

  45. 1 Double (Division 4) Intermediate

  46. 1 Split Corona (Division 11) Intermediate

    Division 1 - TRUMPET DAFFODILS

    Entries Staged 3 blooms in 1 vase

    Distinguishing characters: One flower to a stem, corona (trumpet) as long as or longer than the perianth segments (petals)

  47. 3 Blooms, all yellow, one or more varieties

  48. 3 Blooms, yellow perianth coloured corona

  49. 3 Blooms, all white, one or more varieties

  50. 3 Blooms, white perianth coloured corona, one or more varieties.

  51. 3 Blooms, 3 varieties

    Division 2 - LARGE CUP DAFFODILS

    Entries Staged 3 blooms in 1 vase

    Distinguishing characters: One flower to a stem, corona (cup) more than one-third but less than equal to the length of the perianth segments (petals)

  52. 3 Blooms, yellow perianth, one or more varieties

  53. 3 Blooms, white perianth, one or more varieties

  54. 3 Blooms, 3 varieties

    Division 3 - SMALL CUP DAFFODILS

    Entries Staged 3 blooms in 1 vase

    Distinguishing characters: One flower to a stem, corona (cup) not more than one-third the length of the perianth segments (petals).

  55. 3 Blooms, yellow perianth, one or more varieties

  56. 3 Blooms, white perianth, one or more varieties

  57. 3 Blooms, 3 varieties

  58. Division 4 - DOUBLE DAFFODILS

    Entries Staged 3 blooms in 1 vase

    Distinguishing characters: One or more flowers to a stem, with doubling of the perianth segments or the corona or both.

  59. 3 Blooms, yellow perianth, one or more varieties

  60. 3 Blooms, white perianth, one or more varieties

  61. 3 Blooms, 3 varieties

  62. Division 5 - TRIANDRUS DAFFODILS

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

  63. 3 Blooms, 1 or more varieties, staged in 1 vase

  64. Division 6 - CYCLAMINEUS DAFFODILS

    Distinguishing characters: Characteristics of N. cyclamineus clearly evident: usually one flower to a stem; perianth segments reflexed; Flower at an acute angle to the stem, with a very short pedicel (neck).

  65. 3 Blooms, 1 or more varieties, staged in 1 vase

  66. Division 7 - JONQUILLA AND APODANTHUS DAFFODILS

    Characteristics of sections Jonquilla or Apodanthi clearly evident: one to five (rarely eight) flowers to a rounded or somewhat compressed stem; leaves narrow, semi-cylindrical or channelled, green or glaucous; flowers yellow or white (exceptionally green), but other colours are accepted in cultivars in this division; perianth segments spreading or reflexed; corona cup-shaped, funnel-shaped, or flared, usually wider than long; flowers strongly or faintly fragrant.

  67. 3 Blooms,1 or more varieties, staged in 1 vase

  68. Division 8 - TAZETTA DAFFODILS

    Characteristics of sections N.tazetta clearly evident: usually three to twenty flowers to a stout stem; leaves broad; perianth segments spreading not reflexed; flowers fragrant.

  69. 3 Blooms, 1 or more varieties, staged in 1 vase

  70. Division 9 - POETICUS DAFFODILS

    Characteristics of N.poeticus group: usually one flower to a stem; perianth segments purewhite; corona very short or disc-shaped, usually with a green or yellow centre and a red rim, but sometimes of a single colour; flowers fragrant.

  71. 3 Blooms, one or more varieties, staged in 1 vase

  72. Division 10 - BULBOCODIUM DAFFODILS

    Characteristics of section Bulbocodium clearly evident: one flower to a stem; perianth segments insignificant compared with the dominant corona; leaves narrow; anthers dorsifixed (ie attached more or less centrally to the filament); filament and style usually curved.

  73. 3 Blooms, one or more varieties, staged in 1 vase

  74. Division 11 - SPLIT-CORONA DAFFODILS

    Distinguishing characters: Corona split - usually for more than half its length

  75. 3 Blooms, one or more varieties, staged in 1 vase

  76. INTERMEDIATE DAFFODILS 50mm-80mm

    An Intermediate daffodil must clearly show characteristics that rend it too large to be classed as a miniature and too small to compete as a standard daffodil. As a guideline, flowers are expected to measure between 50 and 80mm in diameter with the perianth spread out. Entries must be identified by either their registered name or by the raisers seedling number. Exhibitors are advised that if uncertain, advice and confirmation can be obtained from any National Daffodil Society of New Zealand member.

  77. 3 Blooms intermediate, one or more varieties, staged in 1 vase

  78. MINIATURE DAFFODILS UNDER 50mm

    No daffodils may be shown in this class unless they clearly show the characteristics of miniature daffodils

  79. 3 Blooms, one or more varieties, staged in 1 vase

  80. AMATEUR SECTION

    Exhibitors in this section are also eligible to enter special classes 2 - 5. Blooms to be named where possible.

    • Premier award for the best entry.

    • Trophy for most points.

    • Denny Marshal Cup for Champion Bloom.

    Division 1 - TRUMPET DAFFODILS

  81. 1 Bloom, all yellow

  82. 1 Bloom, yellow perianth coloured corona

  83. 1 Bloom, all white

  84. 1 Bloom, white perianth coloured corona

  85. 3 Blooms, yellow perianth, one or more varieties 1 vase

  86. 3 Blooms, white perianth, one or more varieties 1 vase

  87. Division 2 & 3 - LARGE & SMALL CUP DAFFODILS

  88. 1 Bloom, all yellow

  89. 1 Bloom, yellow perianth coloured corona

  90. 1 Bloom, all white

  91. 1 Bloom, white perianth coloured corona

  92. 3 Blooms, yellow perianth, one or more varieties 1 vase

  93. 3 Blooms, white perianth, one or more varieties 1 vase

    Division 4 - DOUBLE DAFFODILS

  94. 1 Bloom, yellow perianth

  95. 1 Bloom, white perianth

  96. 3 Blooms one or more varieties 1 vase

  97. INTERMEDIATE DAFFODILS 50mm-80mm

  98. 1 Bloom, Division 1 – 4

  99. 3 Blooms, Division 1 – 4, one or more varieties / vase

  100. 1 Bloom, Division 11

  101. OTHER DIVISIONS

  102. 1 Triandrus

  103. 1 Cyclamineus

  104. 3 Blooms, Cyclamineus 1 or more varieties, 1vase

  105. 1 Jonquilla

  106. 3 Blooms Jonquilla, one or more varieties, 1 vase

  107. 1 Tazetta

  108. 3 Blooms Tazetta, one or more varieties, 1 vase

  109. 1 Split Corona

  110. 3 Blooms Split Corona, one or more varieties, 1 vase

  111. 3 stems miniature, one or more varieties, 1 vase

  112. 1 other than specified

  113. FIRST TIME DAFFODIL ENTRANT

    • Rosette Class

    This section is open to anyone who has never entered daffodils in a show before. Enter your favourite daffodil flower(s) from your garden.

  114. 1 Trumpet daffodil any colour

  115. 1 Large or small cup daffodil any colour

  116. 1 Double daffodil any colour

  117. 1 Split Corona daffodil any colour

  118. 1 Miniature daffodil any colour, under 50mm

  119. 1 Multi headed daffodil, any colour

  120. Vase of daffodils 3 or more, 1 or more varieties

  121. SCHOOL CHILDREN’S SECTION

    • Premier Award for best entry

    • Cash Prize for most points

  122. 1 Trumpet daffodil

  123. 3 Trumpet daffodils, 1 vase

  124. 1 Large or Small Cup daffodil, yellow perianth

  125. 1 Large or Small Cup daffodil, white perianth

  126. 3 Large or Small Cup daffodils, 1 vase

  127. 1 Double daffodil

  128. 3 Double daffodils, 1 vase

  129. 1 Multi-headed daffodil

  130. Pot grown daffodil

  131. 1 Other than specified

  132. FLORAL ART - DISPLAY CLASSES (Open to all)

    Exhibitors may use own containers/vases unless otherwise stated.

    • Rosette for best entry in this section.

    J.L Hildyard Memorial Bowl for most points in decorative floral art.

  133. An arrangement of spring flowers and any foliage

  134. Dried arrangement using dried flowers, foliage, cones, leaves etc.

  135. One flower only - using 1 flower, no buds, any foliage

  136. An Asian inspired arrangement

  137. A native study - using only our native foliage, flowers berries etc.

    CUT FLOWERS

    Where not specified, the number of stems per vase is left to the discretion of the exhibitor, but not less than three. Leaves optional, but must be of the plant specified. Buds acceptable. Names of exhibits, where possible, are appreciated.

    • Premier for the best vase of cut flowers.

  138. COLLECTION OF CUT FLOWERS - Rosette class

  139. 6 kinds, 6 vases, 1 kind per vase. Flowering shrubs excluded.

    • Trophies for the most points in the following classes:

  140. Anemones

  141. Calendulas

  142. 1 vase Sparaxias

  143. 1 vase Ixias

  144. Tritonias

  145. Cyclamen

  146. Dianthus

  147. Freesias, cream

  148. Freesias, white or coloured

  149. Grape hyacinths

  150. 1 Hyacinth

  151. Iceland poppies

  152. Iris, bulbous (Dutch)

  153. Iris, dwarf bearded, under 38cm

  154. Iris, other than specified

  155. Daisies, small flowers, under 50mm

  156. Daisies, large flowers, 50mm and over

  157. Narcissi

  158. Narcissi, miniature

  159. 1 Stem orchid

  160. Pleione

  161. 3 Pansies, in 3 small vases

  162. Polyanthus

  163. Primroses, single

  164. Primroses, double

  165. Ranunculi

  166. Sweet Williams

  167. Tulips

  168. 3 Violas, in 3 vases

  169. Violets

  170. Wallflowers

  171. Rock garden plant, low growing, 1 variety

  172. Rock garden plant, low growing, 3 or more varieties, 1 vase.

  173. Annuals, other than specified, 1 variety

  174. Perennials, other than specified, 1 variety

  175. Azaleas

  176. Rhododendron, 1 stem, small flowered

  177. Rhododendron, 1 stem, large flowered

  178. Flowering shrub or tree, other than specified

  179. Flowering shrubs or trees, 3 varieties other than specified, 3 vases

  180. 1 flowering climber

  181. Native trees and/or native shrubs, flowering or foliage

  182. 1 vase ferns

  183. CAMELLIAS

    Camellias should be named if possible and be from the varieties named in Camellia Nomenclature published by the Camellia Society of New Zealand.

    • Premier bloom

  184. 1 Bloom Very large over 12.5cm

  185. 3 Blooms Very large over 12.5cm variegated or striped.

  186. 1 Bloom Large over 10.5 under 12.5cm

  187. 3 Blooms Large over 10.5 under 12.5cm two or more varieties.

  188. 1 Bloom Medium over 8.5 under 10.5cm

  189. 3 Blooms Medium over 8.5 under 10.5cm two or more varieties.

  190. 1 Bloom Small over 7 under 8.5cm

  191. 3 Blooms Small over 7 under 8.5cm two or more varieties.

  192. 1 Bloom Miniature

  193. 3 Blooms Miniature two or more varieties

  194. 1 Branch of Camellia Miniature

  195. RHODODENDRONS

    Named if possible

    • Premier Bloom.

  196. 1 large, any colour

  197. 1 medium stem, any colour

  198. 1 Miniature stem, any colour

  199. 1 bloom, judged on fragrance

  200. CONTAINER GROWN PLANTS

    Containers may have more than one plant of the specified variety. Remember to remove dead flowers and leaves - presentation counts.

    • Special Award Ribbon for best in section

    • Cash for most points

  201. Container of Spring Flowers in Bloom – not Daffodils

  202. 1 Cymbidium orchid, small flowered

  203. 1 Dendrobium orchid

  204. 1 Orchid of any other type

  205. African violet

  206. Succulent, 1 or more varieties, 1 container

  207. Cactus, 1 or more varieties, 1 container

  208. Plant with variegated or mottled leaf

  209. Foliage plant/s, other than specified

  210. Plant/s in bloom, other than specified

  211. Container of Daffodils

  212. Container of Cyclamen

  213. HOBBIES AND CRAFTS

    Items that have previously won 1st prize twice are not to be entered in this show.

    • Rosette for best entry

  214. Any article - hand knitted or crochet

  215. Any article - cross stitch or embroidery

  216. Any article of patchwork

  217. Any other fabric article

  218. Painting (no larger than A3)

  219. Drawing (no larger than A3)

  220. Greeting card - handmade

  221. Photograph* - Spring in the Garden

  222. Jewellery - handmade

  223. Other hobby or craft item not listed above

  224. *Photography 6x4 print mounted on black A5 card

    CHILDREN Ages 11 and 12 years old

    • Special Award Ribbon for best entry in section

    • Cash Prize for most points in section

  225. Machine or hand sewn article

  226. Something made from wool

  227. A toy, any medium

  228. Hand made card

  229. Woodwork

  230. Metalwork

  231. Posy bowl for table centre

  232. Bulb growing in a glass

  233. Flowers in a vase

  234. Cacti and/or succulent garden in a dish

  235. CHILDREN Ages 8, 9 and 10 years old

    • Special Award Ribbon at judge’s discretion

    • Cash Prize for most points in section

  236. A toy made by you

  237. Article from junk

  238. Decorated hard boiled egg

  239. Paint a picture or computer art

  240. Sand saucer

  241. Vase of flowers

  242. Potted plant

  243. Cacti and/or succulent garden in a dish

  244. Bulb growing in a glass

  245. Hand made Card

  246. CHILDREN Ages 5, 6, 7 years old

    • Special Award at judge’s discretion

    • Cash Prize for most points in section

  247. Model using vegetables and/or fruit - to be named

  248. Spring flowers in a vase

  249. A sand saucer

  250. Dinosaurs not to exceed 45cm

  251. A miniature Garden not to exceed 45cm

  252. A miniature farmyard not to exceed 45cm

  253. A model, Duplo, Lego etc

  254. Decorated hard boiled egg

  255. Bulb growing in a glass

  256. Spring bulbs grown by you in a pot

  257. PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN Under 5 years old

    • Special Award Ribbon at Judges discretion

    • Cash Prize for most points in section

  258. Spring flowers in a vase

  259. Junk construction

  260. A model, Duplo, Lego, Torro etc

  261. Sand saucer

  262. Spring Bulb growing in a glass

  263. A miniature farmyard under 400mm

  264. A miniature Garden not to exceed 45cm

Spring garden with daffodils

NEXT flower Show - SPRING 2024

Society Rules

1 All exhibits for competitions must be bona fide property of the competitor, and must have been in his (or her) possession for at least two calendar months previous to the exhibition except (a) in the case of an exhibitor who has just recently imported any new or rare plants; (b) flowers for decorative exhibits. All pot plants must have been in pots for a like period.

2In the main flower sections for all shows, the following will apply: 
Open sections may be contested by ALL (includes commercial growers, professionals, home gardeners, instructors, etc).
Amateur sections Persons who grow flowers for enjoyment only, NOT for profit on a commercial scale. This does not exclude persons who sell surplus stock occasionally.

3NO exhibits may be removed without permission before closing time on the final day of the show (4.00pm). Prize giving is at 3.45pm.

4All protests against the awards of Judges must be made in writing and delivered to the secretary on the first day of the Show. Such protests shall be considered by the Committee or a duly appointed Sub-committee as soon as possible after the receipt and the decision of the Committee or Sub-committee shall be final.

5TROPHIES, ROSETTES, AWARDS, and CERTIFICATES will be awarded according to the schedule. In the event of there being no entries in a trophy class, the trophy will be awarded for the most points in the corresponding section.

6Entries must be staged between the hours of 11am and 6.45pm.

Results Archive

Flower show results after 2017 can be found on the News | Results page, simply search using the ‘Show Results’ Category to locate the Show.

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Memberships are offered at an annual cost of $10.00 for singles and $12.00 for couples/families.

Membership entitles you to free entry (normally $5*) to both the Spring and Summer Flower Shows. Please contact the Society Secretary for further information or to obtain your membership.

*Adult admission for a single visit.

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