The Daffodil Garden at the Shelter Island School is one of four teaching gardens, which are: The Daffodil Garden, the Herb Garden, the Native Garden and the Seasonal or Spring Garden. The Daffodil Garden, established in 1997, includes the thirteen divisions of daffodils classified by the American Daffodil Society. These daffodils are used by students who enter the Garden Club of Shelter Island's Daffodil Show, which is held every two years, and on non-ADS show years in an exhibit on daffodil culture at the Shelter Island Library.

Sponsor of the Courtyard Garden is the Garden Club of Shelter Island.

Originator of the Courtyard Garden is the chairman of the Youth Program, Carol B. Russell.


DIVISION I Trumpet daffodils - One flower to a stem; corona (trumpet) as long as, or longer than, the perianth segments (petals).

Holland Sensation         King Alfred                   Spellbinder                    Mount Hood                 Dutchmaster

DIVISION II Large cupped daffodils - One flower to a stem; corona (cup) more than one-third but less than equal to the length of the perianth segments (petals).

Kissproof                      Flower Record               Fortune                        Salome                             Ambergate


Roseworthy           

DIVISION III Small cupped daffodils - One flower to a stem; corona (cup) not more than one-third the length of the perianth segments (petals).

Verona                           Barrett Browning         Birma

DIVISION IV Double daffodils - One or more flowers to a stem, with doubling of the perianth segments or the corona or both.

Yellow Cheerfulness     Sir Winston Churchill       Tahiti                       Acropolis                        Albus plenus odoratus

DIVISION V Triandrus daffodils - Characteristics of N. triandrus predominant; usually two or more pendent flowers to a stem; perianth segments reflexed.

Hawera                          Petrel                              Stint                               Thalia

DIVISION VI Cyclamineus daffodils - Characteristics of N. cyclamineus clearly evident: one flower to a stem, perianth segments significantly reflexed; flower at an acute angle to the stem with a very short pedicel (neck).

Jetfire                             Larkwhistle                   Itzim                              Jack Snipe                     Tete-a-tete

DIVISION VII Jonquil and Apodanthus daffodils  - Characteristics of the N. jonquilla group predominant: usually one to three flowers to a rounded stem, leaves narrow, dark green, perianth segments spreading, not reflexed, flowers fragrant.

Pipit                                Baby Moon                   Hillstar                           Dickcissel                      Quail

DIVISION VIII Tazetta daffodils - Characteristics of N. tazetta group predominant: usually three to twenty flowers to a stout stem; leaves broad; perianth segments spreading, not reflexed, flowers fragrant.

Golden Dawn                Minnow                          Silver Chimes                Scarlett Gem

DIVISION IX Poeticus daffodils - Characteristics of the N. poeticus group predominant: usually one flower to a stem; perianth segments pure white, corona usually disc shaped with a green or yellow center and a red rim; flowers fragrant.

Actaea                            Pheasants Eye

DIVISION X Bulbocodium daffodils - Usually one flower to a stem, perianth segments (petals) insignificant compared to dominant corona (cup).

Golden Bells Group       Yellow Hoop Petticoat

DIVISION XI Split-corona daffodils - Corona split -- usually for more than half its length. (a) Collar daffodils. Split corona daffodils with the corona segments opposite the perianth segments; the corona segments usually in two whorls of three; b.) Papillon daffodils with the corona segments alternate to the perianth segments; the corona segments usually in a single whorl of six.

Cassata                           Lemon Beauty              Tripartite

DIVISION XII Other Daffodils - Any daffodils not falling into any other division.


DIVISION XIII Daffodils distinquished solely by botanical name.


N. cantabricus                N. x odorus



Heirloom daffodils
- The heirloom daffodils planted in the school garden are listed below in the divisions in which they are planted.

Div I
   Dutch Master - 1938 - Holland
   King Alfred - 1899 - England
   Mount Hood - 1938 - Holland
   Spellbinder - 1944 - Northern Ireland

Div II
   Flower Record - 1943 - Holland
   Fortune - 1917 - England

Div III
   Barrett Browning - 1945 - Holland
   Birma - 1938 - Holland
  
Div IV
   Acropolis - 1955 - Ireland
   Yellow Cheerfulness - 1937 - Holland
   Albus plenus odoratus 1861

Div V
   Hawera - 1928 - New Zealand
   Thalia - 1916 - Holland
  
Div VI
   Jack Snipe - 1951 - England
   Tete-a-Tete - 1949 - England

Div VII
   (none)

Div VIII
   Silver Chimes - 1916 - England

Div IX
   Actaea - 1919 - Holland

Div X

   Golden Bells Group - 1995 - Australia

Div XI
   (none)

Div XII
   (none)

Div XIII
   N. cantabricus
   N. bulbocodium

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