Kirby Fong, California

2017 Sacramento Show – Standard Single Cultivar Awards

March 14, 2017
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Categories: Show Results, Shows

The American Daffodil Society’s 2017 national daffodil show was held March 10-11 in Sacramento, California. In horticulture, there were 743 entries by 35 exhibitors who entered a total of 1657 stems. In photography, 12 photographers entered 51 photographs.  In this posting, I cover the American Daffodil Society awards for exhibits that involve a single, standard cultivar or species. The order below is the order in which they occur on the show report form.

Gold Ribbon Winner, Rose Ribbon Winner, Intermediate Ribbon Winner exhibited by Larry Force

Gold Ribbon Winner, Rose Ribbon Winner, Intermediate Ribbon Winner exhibited by Larry Force

The Gold Ribbon is for the best standard daffodil in the show excluding the Challenge Section and the Container-Grown Section. The Rose Ribbon is for the best standard seedling exhibited by its originator in the show excluding the Challenge Section and the Container-Grown Section. The Best Intermediate Ribbon is for the best intermediate daffodil in the Intermediate Section, any standard collection, the Youth Section, or the Small Growers Section. The winning cultivar is Larry Force’s seedling 07-156 2O-O.

White Ribbon Winner exhibited by Steve Hampson

White Ribbon Winner exhibited by Steve Hampson

The White Ribbon is for the best set of 3 standard daffodils in the show. The winning cultivar is ‘Moon Madness’ 3W-Y.

Fowld Award Winner and Olive Lee Trophy Winner exhibited by Kirby Fong

Fowlds Award Winner and Olive Lee Trophy Winner exhibited by Kirby Fong

The Matthew Fowlds Award is for the best named, standard cyclamineus in the show. The Olive W. Lee Trophy is for the best standard daffodil in Divisions 5 through 8 in the show. The winning cultivar is ‘Lemon Silk’ 6YYW-W.

Best Intermediate 3-Stem Ribbon Winner exhibited by Steve Hampson

Best Intermediate 3-Stem Ribbon Winner exhibited by Steve Hampson

The Best Intermediate 3-Stem Ribbon is for the best set of 3 intermediates in the Intermediate Section of the Tuggle and Mains classes. The winning cultivar is ‘Solera’ 2YYW-YPP.

Best Historic - Van Beck Award Winner exhibited by Kirby Fong

Best Historic – Van Beck Award Winner exhibited by Kirby Fong

The best bloom in the Historic Section was ‘Beryl’ 6W-YYO.

Best Historic 3-Stem Ribbon Winner exhibited by Kirby Fong

Best Historic 3-Stem Ribbon Winner exhibited by Kirby Fong

The best set of 3 stems in the Historic Section was also ‘Beryl’ 6W-YYO.

Best Classic Ribbon Winner and Best Classic Single-Stem Ribbon Winner exhibited by Michael and Lisa Kuduk

Best Classic Ribbon Winner and Best Classic Single-Stem Ribbon Winner exhibited by Michael and Lisa Kuduk

Not surprisingly, there is an award for the best bloom in the Classic Section; however, there is also an award for the best single-stem exhibited in the Classic Section. In this case, one flower won both of them. A classic daffodil is one that was registered between the years 1940 and 1969 inclusive. The winning bloom was ‘Strines’ 2Y-Y (1965).

Best Classic 3-Stem Ribbon Winner exhibited by Sarah Andry

Best Classic 3-Stem Ribbon Winner exhibited by Sarah Andry

The best set of 3 in the Classic Section was ‘Tahiti’ 4 Y-O (1956).

Youth Best Bloom Ribbon Winner exhibited by Briana Braverman

Youth Best Bloom Ribbon Winner exhibited by Briana Braverman

Best bloom in the Youth Section was ‘Saint Keverne’ 2Y-Y. Exhibitors in the Youth Section must be 20 years of age or younger.

Youth Best 3-Stem Ribbon Winner exhibited by Nick Swanson

Youth Best 3-Stem Ribbon Winner exhibited by Nick Swanson

Best set of 3 stems in the Youth Section was ‘Treasure Waltz’ 2Y-Y.

Throckmorton Award Winner exhibited by Steve Hampson

Small Grower Ribbon Winner exhibited by Danice Rosenbohm

Best bloom in the Small Growers Section was ‘Golden Echo’ 7W-Y. Exhibitors in the Small Growers Section grow 50 or fewer cultivars or species. (Yes, we know ‘Golden Echo’ really should have multiple florets.)

Standard Container-Grown Ribbon Winner exhibited by Steve Hampson

Standard Container-Grown Ribbon Winner exhibited by Steve Hampson

The winning cultivar was ‘Monal’ 2Y-R.

Sjpecies/Species Hybrid Container-Grown Ribbon Winner exhibted by Steve Hampson

Sjpecies/Species Hybrid Container-Grown Ribbon Winner exhibted by Steve Hampson

The winning species was Narcissus obvallaris.

Bender Ribbon Winner exhibited by Nial Watson

Bender Ribbon Winner exhibited by Nial Watson

The William A. Bender Ribbon is for the best bloom in the Challenge Section of the national show. The flower is ‘Rockin Goose’ 2O-O.

Innovation Medal Winner exhibited by Robert Spotts

Innovation Medal Winner exhibited by Robert Spotts

A separate panel of judges knowledgable about daffodil hybridizing looks for the most innovative new daffodil in the show. In some years, the award is withheld if the judges do not see anything they deem to be worthy. The winning cultivar was seedling 1-158-17 12G-GGY.

Knierim Ribbon Winner exhibited by Bonnie Campbell

Knierim Ribbon Winner exhibited by Bonnie Campbell

The Wells Knierim Ribbon is for the best photograph in the photography division of the show. What’s shown here is a photo of the photo, not the photo itself. The title is ‘Nice to Have a Large Family.’

So this takes care of all the awards for single, standard cultivars. There’s no cultivar, but the Silver Ribbon is awarded to the exhibitor who wins the the most blue ribbons in the horticulture. It happened to be Kirby Fong with 42.

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One Response to 2017 Sacramento Show – Standard Single Cultivar Awards

  1. Lynn Slackman, Missouri
    March 15, 2017 at 6:03 am

    Kirby…Thank you so much for your outstanding photos and excellent daffodil show report from the 2017 National Daffodil Show in Sacramento, CA!