| 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
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
Holland Sensation King Alfred Spellbinder Mount Hood Dutchmaster
Large cupped daffodils - One flower to a stem; corona (cup) more
one-third but less
than equal to the length of the perianth segments (petals).
Kissproof Flower Record Fortune Salome Ambergate
Small cupped daffodils - One flower to a stem; corona (cup) not
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
Triandrus daffodils - Characteristics of N. triandrus predominant;
more pendent flowers to a stem; perianth segments reflexed.
Hawera Petrel Stint Thalia
Cyclamineus daffodils - Characteristics of N. cyclamineus clearly
to a stem, perianth segments significantly reflexed; flower at an
angle to the stem with a very short pedicel (neck).
Jetfire Larkwhistle Itzim Jack Snipe Tete-a-tete
Jonquil and Apodanthus daffodils - Characteristics of the N.
jonquilla group predominant:
one to three flowers to a rounded stem, leaves narrow, dark green,
segments spreading, not reflexed, flowers fragrant.
Pipit Baby Moon Hillstar Dickcissel Quail
Tazetta daffodils - Characteristics of N. tazetta group
to twenty flowers to a stout stem; leaves broad; perianth segments
not reflexed, flowers fragrant.
Golden Dawn Minnow Silver Chimes Scarlett Gem
Poeticus daffodils - Characteristics of the N. poeticus group
one flower to a stem; perianth segments pure white, corona usually
shaped with a green or yellow center and a red rim; flowers fragrant.
Actaea Pheasants Eye
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
segments; the corona segments usually in two whorls of three; b.)
daffodils with the corona segments alternate to the perianth segments;
corona segments usually in a single whorl of six.
Cassata Lemon Beauty Tripartite
Other Daffodils - Any
daffodils not falling into any other division.
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.
Dutch Master - 1938 - Holland
King Alfred - 1899 - England
Mount Hood - 1938 - Holland
Spellbinder - 1944 - Northern Ireland
Flower Record - 1943 - Holland
Fortune - 1917 - England
Barrett Browning - 1945 - Holland
Birma - 1938 - Holland
Acropolis - 1955 - Ireland
Yellow Cheerfulness - 1937 - Holland
Albus plenus odoratus 1861
Hawera - 1928 - New Zealand
Thalia - 1916 - Holland
Jack Snipe - 1951 - England
Tete-a-Tete - 1949 - England
Silver Chimes - 1916 - England
Actaea - 1919 - Holland
Golden Bells Group - 1995 - Australia