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2018 Fortuna Show – Standard Daffodil Awards

March 27, 2018
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The Fortuna Garden Club held their 2018 daffodil show on March 24 and 25. Fortuna is a city about a 5 or 6 hour drive north of San Francisco near the coast. In this year’s show 22 exhibitors made 329 entries containing 601 blooms. Below I list the award winners for standard size daffodils in show report order. If an ADS award is not mentioned, it means there were no entries in the class or none of the entries in the class was deemed worthy of the award.

Gold Ribbon and Small Growers Ribbon winner

Gold Ribbon and Small Growers Ribbon winner

The Gold Ribbon is for the best standard daffodil in the show excluding the Container-Grown Section. The Small Growers Ribbon is for the best bloom in the Small Growers Section which is reserved for exhibitors who grow 50 or fewer different cultivars or species. The best standard bloom in the show just happened to be the best small growers bloom. It is ‘Acropolis’ 4W-O exhibited by Terri Emmons.

Rose Ribbon winner

Rose Ribbon winner

The Rose Ribbon is for the best standard seedling exhibited by its originator excluding the Container-Grown Section. Winner was seedling 3-02 7G-GGO exhibited by Bob Spotts.

White Ribbon winner

White Ribbon winner

The White Ribbon is for the best set of three standards in the show. Winner was ‘Altun Ha’ 2YYW-W exhibited by Kirby Fong.

Best Intermediate Ribbon winner

Best Intermediate Ribbon winner

The Best Intermediate Ribbon is awarded to the best intermediate size daffodil in the Intermediates Section or in the standard collections. The winner was seedling 3-91 2YYG-YYO exhibited by Bob Spotts. This bloom was in his set of three intermediates.

Intermediate 3-Stem Ribbon winner

Intermediate 3-Stem Ribbon winner

The Best Intermediate 3-Stem Ribbon is for the best set of three in the Intermediates Sections. The winner was seedling 3-91 2YYG-YYO exhibited by Bob Spotts.

Best Historic Ribbon winner

Best Historic Ribbon winner

The best bloom in the Historic Section was ‘Trevithian’ 7Y-Y (1927) exhibited by Kirby Fong. Historics are cultivars registered or in gardens by 1939.

Historic 3-Stem Ribbon winner

Historic 3-Stem Ribbon winner

Here are the best set of three in the Historics Section. We’re not completely sure of the identity, but the best guess seems to be ‘Conspicuus’ 3Y-YYO (1869). If it were ‘Bath’s Flame’, it should have broader petals and a deeper color. The exhibitor was Donna Farris.

Best Classic Ribbon winner

Best Classic Ribbon winner

Classics are standard cultivars registered between 1940 and 1969 inclusive. The best bloom in the Classics Section was found in a set of three. It’s ‘Sir Winston Churchill’ 4W-O (1966) exhibited by Don Rowe.

Classic Single-Stem Ribbon winner

Classic Single-Stem Ribbon winner

Unlike most other sections, the Classics Section also has an award for the best bloom exhibited as a single stem. The winner was ‘Panache’ 1W-W (1962) exhibited by Kirby Fong.

Classic 3-Stem Ribbon winner

Classic 3-Stem Ribbon winner

The best set of three in the Classics Section was ‘Sir Winston Churchill’ 4W-O (1966) exhibited by Don Rowe.

Youth Best Bloom Ribbon winner

Youth Best Bloom Ribbon winner

The Youth Section is for exhibitors up to age 20. The best bloom in the section was ‘Hawera’ 5Y-Y exhibited by Lena Vassel. Yes, of course, ‘Hawera’ is a miniature, not a standard, but the best youth bloom is usually a standard so I list that award here.

Intermediate Collection Ribbon winner

Intermediate Collection Ribbon winner

The best collection of 5 Intermediates consisted of:
Back: 3-20 3W-Y, 3-21 1Y-Y, 3-22 3Y-YOO;
Front: 3-23 3G-GGO, 3-24 2Y-YOO.
The exhibitor was Bob Spotts.

Red-White-Blue Ribbon winner

Red-White-Blue Ribbon winner

The Red-White-Blue Ribbons is for the best collection of 5 American-bred standards. Flowers in the winning collection are:
Back: 3-32 7Y-YOO, ‘Silver Smiles’ 7W-Y (Heath), 3-33 7G-GGO;
Front: ‘Stratosphere’ 7Y-O (Mitsch), 3-31 7YYG-GYY.
The exhibitor was Bob Spotts.

Purple Ribbon and Spotts Ribbon winner

Purple Ribbon and Spotts Ribbon winner

The Purple Ribbon is for the best collection of 5 standard daffodils. The Spotts Ribbon is for the best collection 5 standard daffodils or 5 miniature daffodils where green is the predominant color in either the perianth and/or the corona. The same collection won both ribbons. The flowers are:
Back: ‘Mesa Verde’ 12G-GGY, 3-03 5G-GGO, 3-02 7G-GGO;
Front: 3-01 5G-GGO, 3-04 3G-GGO.
The exhibitor was Bob Spotts.

Bozievich Ribbon winner

Bozievich Ribbon winner

The Bozievich Ribbon is for the best collection of 12 standards from at least 4 RHS divisions. Flowers in the winning collection are:
Back: ‘Mesa Verde’ 12G-GGY, 3-103 2Y-YOO, 3-102 2W-GYY, ‘Ice Wings’ 5W-W,
‘Prodigious’ 11aY-Y, 3-101 8W-YOO;
Front: ‘Chile Verde’ 3Y-GOO, ‘American Banker’ 2Y-O, ‘Bob Spotts’ 2W-W,
3-104 3G-GGO, ‘Louise Randall’ 2W-W, 3-106 11aY-O.
The exhibitor was Bob Spotts.

Havens Ribbon winner

Havens Ribbon winner

The Havens Ribbon is for the best collection of 12 standards from at least three of RHS divisions 5 through 10. Flowers in the winning collection are:
Back: 3-45 7G-GOO, ‘Willie Mae’ 7Y-O, ‘Chinita’ 8Y-YYR, 3-46 9W-GYR,
3-47 7YYG-GYO, ‘Ice Wings’ 5W-W;
Front: ‘Kokopelli’ 7Y-Y, 3-48 7W-W, 3-49 7Y-O, 3-30 7W-O, ‘Storyteller’ 8Y-O, ‘Actaea’ 9W-YYR.
The exhibitor was Bob Spotts.

Quinn Award winner

Quinn Award winner

The Quinn Award is for the best collection of 24 standards from at least 5 RHS divisions. Flowers in the winning collection are:
Top row: ‘Cameo Flush’ 2O-O, ‘Port Noo’ 3W-Y, ‘Altun Ha’ 2YYW-W,
‘Elusive’ 3W-R, ‘Kingham’ 1Y-Y, ‘Papasan’ 2W-Y;
3rd row: ‘Rejoice’ 3W-GYR, ‘Luminosity’ 2YYW-W, ‘Emma-Jane’ 2W-Y,
‘Everytime’ 2Y-R, ‘Watersmeet’ 4W-O, ‘Yellow Dello’ 7Y-P;
2nd row: ‘Qiyanna Raine’ 4Y-O, ‘Egmont Prince’ 2W-Y, ‘Saffron Spice’ 2Y-Y,
‘Bramcote Gem’ 1W-Y, ‘Juergen’ 1Y-Y, ‘Birky’ 2W-P;
Bottom row: ‘Alto’ 2W-P, ‘Katherine Jenkins’ 7Y-R, ‘Mission Bells’ 5W-W,
‘Hillview’ 5Y-Y, ‘Coplow Dale’ 1W-Y, ‘Rapture’ 6Y-Y.
The exhibitor was Kirby Fong. ‘Yellow Dello’ is given as 7Y-YOO in DaffSeek, but the photo there shows 7Y-P and the Fisher Nurseries catalogue sells it as 7Y-P.  Since it looks 7Y-P, that’s how it’s recorded in this report. An inquiry has started about its registration.

Bob Spotts was the winner of the ADS Silver Ribbon for having won the most blue (first place) ribbons in the show with 42.

This concludes the ADS awards for standard daffodils at the 2018 Fortuna Daffodil Show. The miniature awards will be in another posting.

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One Response to 2018 Fortuna Show – Standard Daffodil Awards

  1. Robin Hill, New Zealand
    March 28, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    Hi Kirby,

    Yellow Dello was raised and registered by Wilf Hall. You are quite correct that it is registered as a 7Y-YOO. I questioned Wilf about the colour and he advised that this was the closest colour that he could get in the colour chart for registration even though it looks pink. I listed it in our catalogue as a 7YP before seeing the actual registration, going on visual sight only.Whatever the colour code it is an outstanding variety. Its sister seedling Deltone is registered as a 7Y-O but with me it is definitely pink. I hope that this explains the situation.

    As an aside I am thrilled to see such a good flower after only being in the USA for 12 months.

    Robin Hill – Fisher Nurseries New Zealand