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1999 Livermore Show Results

31th Annual Spring Daffodil Show in the Bay Area at Livermore

Below are the results of 1999 Livermore Show held on March 6th & 7th hosted by Alden Lane Nursery.

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The beautiful banner at Alden Lane announcing our show!

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Show results information are presented in the following format:

  1. the identification of the award;

  2. the name of the cultivar(s) and possibly the division (a number from 1 thru 13) followed by the color of the petals, a dash, and the color of the cup;

  3. and the name of the exhibitor.

Some of the daffodils have multiple colored petals and cups, so you will see more than one color identified between the dashes. For more information about the classification of daffodils see Classification Definitions.

Show Statistics:

Horticulture: Number of Exhibits: 195
Number of Exhibitors: 23
Number of Blooms: 580

Artistic Arrangements: Number of Exhibits: 19
Number of Exhibitors: 13

GOLD RIBBON – Casterbridge 2YYW-O,  Kirby Fong

WHITE RIBBON – Rapture 6Y-Y, Wayne Steele

MINI GOLD RIBBON- Hummingbird 6Y-Y, Bob Spotts

MINI WHITE RIBBON – Hummingbird 6Y-Y, Bob Spotts

ROSE RIBBON: Seedling # D439 2Y-O, Ben Hager

MINI ROSE RIBBON: not awarded

JUNIOR AWARD – Patsy 2W-P (Spotts unreg.), Megan McQueen

Intermediate Award –  Brooke Ager 2W-P, Wayne Steele

SMALL GROWER AWARD – Miss Prim 2Y-Y, Jan Moyers

Historic Daffodil Award – Minicycla 6Y-Y 1913, Kirby Fong

Standard Container Grown Award – Sportsman 2Y-R, Kirby Fong

Miniature Container Grown Award –  Quince 12Y-Y, Dian Keesee

Species Container Grown Award – N. jacetanus 13Y-Y, Kirby Fong

SILVER RIBBON (for most blue ribbons) – Kirby Fong with 42 blues

PURPLE RIBBON – Red/Orange Cup collection, Ben Hager

  • V218, 2Y-O
  • B5W4, 2Y-R
  • D441, 2Y-R
  • D439B, 2Y-YYO
  • D218, 2Y-O


  • Mite, 6Y-Y
  • Charles Warren, 1Y-Y
  • Lilliput, 1W-Y
  • Bird Music, 6Y-Y
  • Adorable Lass, 6Y-Y

RED-WHITE-BLUE Ribbon – Sid DuBose

  • S48-4, 2W-Y
  • Resplendent 2Y-R (Mitsch)
  • S48-5, 2W-Y
  • P21-9, 2W-P
  • R32-1, 2Y-O

MINI RED-WHITE-BLUE Ribbon – no entries

MAROON RIBBON :no entries

GREEN RIBBON – Wayne Steel

  • Bittern, 12Y-O
  • Loch Hope, 2Y-R
  • Head Hunt, 2Y-O
  • Broadway Village, 2Y-YRR
  • Hitch-Hiker, 1Y-Y
  • Max, 11aY-YYR
  • New Penny, 3Y-Y
  • Akala, 1Y-Y
  • Swift Arrow, 6Y-Y
  • Bravoure, 1W-Y
  • Pops Legacy, 1W-Y
  • Rapture, 6Y-Y



Carey E. Quinn Award –  Kirby Fong (repeat)

  • Areley Kings, 2W-GWW
  • Altun Ha, 2Y-W
  • Pink Valley, 2W-P
  • Creag Dubh, 2O-R
  • Flash Affair, 2W-Y
  • Glenfarclas, 1Y-O
  • Pacific Glow, 1Y-O
  • Castle Regiment,  2W-Y
  • Chortle, 3Y-W
  • Lady Diana,   2W-W
  • Wild Women, 1Y-Y
  • Tucana, 1W-Y
  • Rubicon Pink, 1W-P
  • Beaulieu, 1Y-Y
  • Aintree, 3W-O
  • Mary Robinson, 2Y-Y
  • Conestoga, 2W-GYO
  • Magic Moments, 3Y-YYO
  • Alacabam, 6Y-Y
  • Elizabeth Ann, 6W-GWP
  • Indian Maid, 7O-R
  • Fortescue, 4W-R
  • Explosion, 8Y-O
  • Mary’s Pink, 2W-GWP

Northern California Daffodil Society   Show Awards

Hybridizing Trophy: Ben Hager for red/orange cup collection

Ben Hager Award: Ben Hager

Pink Collection Trophy: Kirby Fong

White Collection Trophy: Kirby Fong

Yellow Collection Trophy: Kirby Fong

Murray Evans/Grant Mitsch Memorial Vase: Ben Hager for D439

Reserve Champion Trophy: Ben Hager for D439

Bill and Rosemary Roese Trophy: Kirby Fong for ‘Mary’s Pink’

White Daffodil Trophy: Bob Spotts for ‘Sea Legend’

Southern California Daffodil Society Trophy: Kirby Fong for ‘Swift Current’

Novice Trophy: Deb McQueen for ‘Mel’

Betty Fawkes Trophy: Dorothea Tinkler

Comments by Show Chairman, Kirby Fong

The Northern California Daffodil Society just had its first show of the season in Livermore (in the San Francisco bay area). The show was a week earlier than normal.  In my town, the season is later than normal, although this is not true for the entire region.

I had refrigerated a lot of bulbs last fall to get them to bloom earlier, and it worked. We have had a longer and colder winter than average, and this appears to have helped the red and orange cup daffodils as they had a deeper, more luminous color than usual. The cups on my Conestoga were almost entirely orange, and Bandit looked like its color code this year.

Ben Hager who lives in Stockton in the San Joaquin Valley has been breeding red and orange cup daffodils for years.  Indeed, we have an award named in his honor for a collection of five red or orange cup standard daffodils with yellow perianths.

Because Ben is ill, Bob Spotts picked and Stan Baird staged some of
Ben’s seedlings.  They were truly outstanding. Ben won the Ben Hager
award, and one of his seedlings not only won the Rose ribbon but was also selected as the best American bred daffodil and reserve champion bloom for the show.

The show was held in a tent specially provided by Alden Lane Nursery at the nursery. The nursery also put a big banner atop their building to advertise the daffodil show.  Between the nursery and our publicity chairman, we got the word out and drew more people to the nursery than would otherwise have been there.   I’m glad to say this has been beneficial to our show as well as to the nursery.

I should also add that the local garden club was active in organizing artistic design classes. They had an accredited judge give them a workshop on arranging with daffodils the day before the show, and Sid DuBose graciously donated 30 dozen daffodils for their use. This allowed them to do designs with a lot of red cup and pink daffodils, not just yellow ones.
Below is the preliminary report of the show. Color codes have not been verified against the Data Bank.

Comments from visiting judge Bob Darling, Washington DC

The Northern California Daffodil Society began the season in lovely style in Livermore. It has been years since I last saw Livermore – surrounded by those lovely gently greening hills that defines a California valley springtime. I’d only a few blooms to contribute, but they provided infinite pleasure, zen
moments, coaxing them to be “perfect” to show. A prelude to others that

The Northern California show uses Redwood sprigs for wedging the stems.  Being initiated into daffodil showing by the boxwood regimes of the east coast, the Redwood seemed less odd this time around. The first time I tried  using it several years back, I wondered what to do with such flamboyant foliage. However, my shears whacked it into shape and the effect worked quite well.

The show filled a small tent set-up in a lovely nursery that seemed to have
staged mini gardens along the path to the show. Azaleas, Camellias and a very tempting display of tree peonies (with photo blooms) enticed. Daffodils however, were the order of the day. Despite worries about the early season, blooms filled many categories and the display tables were well furnished.

My own efforts included a vase of three miniature “Wee Bees” that obliged by blooming through a brief snow before I left Washington. Also a surprise in Oakland were the amount of bloom from a healthy stand of Jetfire that provided another vase of three. Vases of three make a show look full in my mind even when they are as small as the “Wee Bee”s!

Leaping to attention were the numerous seedlings contributed by the California growers.   Division Two and Three both were subdivided to include seedlings in separate classes.  Of special note, a div. 3O-ORR (?) by Ben Hager with an astounding round ROUND perianth brushed and burnished and glistening with color.  Stan Baird pointed Ben’s blooms out to me. Unfortunately, I had to leave before the Judging was complete and there were others in Ben’s series including a striking div 2.  How pleased I was that Bob Spotts featured a wonderful peach triandrus.  But Bob laments that he has difficulty growing on his division 5’s. Alas!

The California show also includes potted bulbs and many growers resort to pots to keep their collections going in the sometime recalcitrant daffodil climate.  These also held surprises including a lovely pot of “Snipe” and a small pot of “Minicycla.”

Bob Spotts, with some chagrin also noted the beautiful pots contributed by the Girl Scouts, of seedling bulbs he had culled and now wonders about. Hummm. .. One, albeit with a weak perianth, had the most glorious deep rose pink-lavender cup. Bob had “named” these various clones Eileen and other girls names so that they could be distinguished, but did not force the girls to use a list of numbers in order to show them. A good idea in this instance.

While I don’t know the particulars, I’m certain Kirby, Bob and others will
inform the net of special ribbon winners.  What a lovely way to begin the
season!  What a pleasure to be in Livermore and celebrate daffodils with
California friends.  My time proved too short and alas, I’d over programmed
myself and needed to live and drive across the bay for another adventure.

Well the blooms begin. Have a great season everyone.

Photos by Nancy Tackett

1999 Mother Lode Show Results

4th Annual Mother Lode Show at Ironstone Vineyards

Below are the results of 4th Annual Mother Lode Show held March 13 & 14  and hosted by Kautz Ironstone Vineyard.

Show Statistics:  Count: 821 blooms, 398 exhibits and 16 exhibitors.

Ironstone Winery Cave area

This show results information is presented in the following format:

  1. the identification of the award;

  2. the name of the cultivar(s) and possibly the division (a number from 1 thru 13) followed by the color of the petals, a dash, and the color of the cup;

  3. and the name of the exhibitor.

Some of the daffodils have multiple colored petals and cups, so you will see more than one color identified between the dashes. For more information about the classification of daffodils see Classification Definitions.

Best Everything by Ben Hager
GOLD RIBBON – Gold Ribbon, White Ribbon, and Rose Ribbon: Hager Sdlg D441 2Y-R (Ben Hager).
This group became known as “The Best of Everything!”

WHITE RIBBON – Sdlg D441, 2Y-R, Ben Hager

ROSE RIBBON –   Sdlg D441, 2Y-R, Ben Hager

Best Miniatures by Bob Spotts and Nancy Wilson
On the left, Mini White, Kokopelli 7Y-Y, Bob Spotts
On the right, Mini Gold and Mini Rose, Sdlg 15-86-1437,
(white N. cantabricus hybrid of petunoides form) Nancy Wilson

MINI GOLD RIBBON – 15-86-1437 10W-W, Nancy Wilson

MINI WHITE RIBBON – Kokopelli 7Y-Y, Bob Spotts

MINI ROSE RIBBON –  Sdlg 15-86-1437, (white N. cantabricus hybrid of
petunoides form) Nancy Wilson

Intermediate Award –  Sdlg 99-48-1, 2W-WWP (Sophie Girl x Snipe),  Bob Spotts

Small Grower Award – Pops Legacy, 1W-Y,  Nancy Tackett

Historic Daffodil Award – Orange Queen 7O-O, Kirby Fong

Standard Container Grown Award – Falstaff 2Y-R,  Richard Hunt

Miniature Container Grown Award –  Tete-a-Tete 12Y-Y, Kirby Fong

Species Container Grown Award – N. bulbocodium nivalis 13Y-Y, Nancy Wilson

Winning Junior by Miranda Fay
JUNIOR AWARD – Quail 7Y-Y, Miranda Fay

SILVER RIBBON (most blues) – Bob Spotts with 40 blue ribbons

Bob Spotts Winning Purple Ribbion
PURPLE RIBBON -Bob Spotts -English Collection

  • Glynde 2 (Burr)
  • Tehidy 3 (Scamp)
  • Clouded Yellow 2 (Pearson
  • Magic Moment 3 (Postles)
  • Aintree 3 (Williams)

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Some of the miniatures exhibited.


  • Junior Miss 12W-Y
  • N. jonquilla 13Y-Y
  • Kokopelli 7Y-Y
  • Sundial 7Y-Y
  • Moncorvo 7Y-Y

RED-WHITE-BLUE Ribbon – Sid DuBose

  • E6-2, 2W-P
  • T76-2, 2W-W
  • S14-14, 2W-WWP
  • E22-21, 2Y-YOO
  • Geometrics, 2W-Y (DuBose)


GREEN RIBBON – Wayne Steele

  • Homestead, 2W-W
  • Mate, 2Y-O
  • Creag Dubh, 2O-R
  • Graffiti, 2W-YYO
  • Williamsburg, 2W-W
  • Loch More, 2Y-R
  • Bouzouki, 2Y-R
  • Castanets, 8Y-O
  • Puppet, 5Y-O
  • Lavalier, 5YYW-W
  • Beryl, 6W-YYO
  • Rapture, 6Y-Y


Roberta C. Watrous Award – Nancy Wilson (repeat)

  • Elka 1W-W
  • Wells 91/2065 7Y-Y (N. scaberulus x Soleil d’Or)
  • Quince 12Y-Y
  • N. assoanus 13Y-Y
  • N. cyclamineus 13Y-Y
  • Little Emma 6Y-Y
  • Heidi 6Y-Y
  • Snipe 6W-W
  • 15-86-1437 10W-W (Miniature Rose Ribbon winner)
  • N. bulbocodium 13Y-Y
  • Fresh Season 10Y-Y
  • Wells 91/1495 10W-W (N. triandrus x petunioides)


Bob Spotts winning Quinn Collection
Quinn Award – Bob Spotts (repeat)

  • 99-10-1 2W-P
  • 99-47-1 1Y-Y
  • 99-04-1 1YYW-Y
  • 99-42-1 2Y-P
  • 99-23-1 1Y-Y
  • 99-05-1 2W-YYP
  • 99-72-1 2Y-O
  • 99-02-1 2Y-YYW
  • 99-24-1 2Y-O
  • 99-51-1 2Y-O
  • 99-14-1 1W-WPP
  • 99-06-1 1Y-Y
  • 99-45-1 2Y-YOO
  • 99-101-1 2Y-Y
  • 99-19-1 12WWG-Y
  • 99-52-1 2Y-YOO
  • 99-33-1 2Y-Y
  • 99-93-1 2Y-YOO
  • 99-16-1 5W-Y
  • 99-102-1 5Y-O
  • 99-62-5 5Y-Y
  • 99-07-6 6Y-Y
  • 99-07-4 6Y-YOO
  • 99-13-1 8Y-O


Jan and Wayne at the courtesy table.
Our courtesy table manned by President Jan Moyers and Director Wayne Steele.

Comments from Bob Spotts, Show Chairman

The setting was nearly perfect and the weather was wonderful.   The result was a most pleasurable daffodil show and weekend in beautiful, unique surroundings!  The country vineyards setting had many thousands of naturalized daffodils blooming along the road to the winery and everywhere on the grounds. The buildings and grounds are intended to be the most beautiful winery complex in the State.  Good food and wine was available at the deli and tasting room in the building two levels above the show.

Group picture of hosts, guests, and chairman
From left to right, Bob Spotts Show Chairman, John and Gail Kautz hosts for the Mother Lode Daffodil Show, Frank Rietvald a bulb supplier from   Netherlands, and Tom and Maureen Handley, NCDS members from England.

At the winery there were four hundred half-barrels of daffodils along the walkways. Each barrel had been brought to full bloom by the skilled winery’s grounds staff (kudos to Tracey Ellifritz and Larry Ringland). These displays were so breathtaking many visitors thought these were the show and some never got to the show floor itself! Just try to visualize a barrel of ‘Innovator 4O-O’ with at least 50 blooms open in full color.

Show Landscaping
Some of the beautiful daffodils grown by winery grounds staff and displayed in the show area.

The show itself was staged on the winery (lower) working floor, in front of entry to the storage caves and next to the enormous fermenting tanks.  It was a very effective area for display. The area was cool and the flowers responded by maintaining their substance throughout both days. The exhibitors dressed warmly while staging and occasionally retreated to the numerous propane reflective heaters placed for the purpose. The coffee pots were continually replenished. Every need anticipated and provided by Chris Gomez of the KIV staff.

Show stage and guests
The awards area was on stage (to the left) above the show.

The Northern California Daffodil Society Show was an integral part of the KIV’s Spring Festival of Daffodils and Wine. With good publicity and wine-tasting available, there were good crowds both days. On Saturday, the nearby town of Murphys held its annual Saint Patrick’s Day celebration and a bus shuttled visitors between the town and winery.

Murphys Irish Days
Irish Days at Murphys

Of course, we heard over and over” “I never knew daffodils could look like these!”

The Calaveras County Wine Association provided bottles of wine as prizes to the winners. KIV supplied the NCDS exhibitors and volunteers with wine Friday evening and Saturday lunch. The support given by the winery staff was extraordinary.

Lunch among the barrels!
Volunteer judges and clerks enjoying lunch provided by Kautz Ironstone Winery.  Show Chairman Bob Spotts in the foreground with President Jan Moyers to the left!

The cooperation and effort of NCDS members requires special mention.  Maureen and Tom Handley from London England (yes, England!), Nancy and Gene Cameron from Newberg Oregon, Jan Moyers of San Rafael CA, Jane and Rich  Hunt from Plymouth CA, Anna Rawls and Anna Fine from Livermore CA, Nancy Tackett from Martinez CA, Rich Nolette from Napa CA, Dian and Mike Keesee from Fortuna CA, and Stan Baird from Blue Lake CA – all came with few or no blooms from their own gardens and pitched in to stage the blooms brought from gardens in that were in bloom.

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Gene and Nancy Cameron of Newberg Oregon with our host, Gail Kautz

As a result of their work the flowers of Sid DuBose and Ben Hager got their just rewards! This was especially meaningful because although his seedlings are having a spectacular year, Ben is in frail health and cannot transport flowers to the show or stage them. Ben is beaming at the results! Watch for future releases of Hager cultivars.

The Sierra foothills region surrounding Murphys is covered with naturalized daffodils from remnants of miners’ and settlers’ gardens from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Lore Gates of Vallecito, a new member, brought a wonderful large bouquet of historic double flowers in excellent condition and health.  Our best guess is that they are ‘Butter ‘n’ Eggs’. Others living in the foothills brought ‘Van Sion’ from naturalized clumps a century old!

Comments from ADS Show Chairman and NCDS Member
Kirby Fong

The Northern California Daffodil Society held its second show of this season last weekend at Kautz Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys, California.   Murphys is one of the little historic towns from the Gold Rush era of the Mother Lode country.

Murphys Hotel on Irish Days
Murphys Hotel with shamrock painted at the intersection.

The winery at the vineyard is a very modern facility with banquet facilities, museum, and gift shop. Owner John Kautz loves daffodils and has planted thousands of them throughout the property and along the road sides. The public areas were decorated with countless containers of blooming daffodils. These were mostly 15 gallon cans, but there were some 5 gallon cans and some half barrels.  Most of these daffodils were garden varieties available in large quantities, but I did see one 5 gallon pot and one 15 gallon pot full of Innovator which Harold mentioned in his posting.

The daffodil show was located in the “cave” of the winery. This is the lowest floor where the fermentation tanks are. As the winery is built on a hillside, the cave is actually open to the outdoors on one side.  KIV was interested in having a daffodil show to complement their spring festival and provided us excellent logistical support.   If you couldn’t attend this year’s show, you should come in 2000 on March 18 and 19.  KIV is sponsoring the visit of a major daffodil personality. I won’t steal Bob Spotts’ thunder by telling you who it is, but I can assure you if you hadn’t planned on coming, this will change your mind!

[Editor’s Note: the featured guest for 2000 is ROD BARWICK of Tasmania who will be making his first visit overseas!]

Comments from visiting judge Harold Koopowitz, Irvine California

Saw some interesting flowers at the NCDS show last weekend. Among the most
memorable flowers was a very nice triandrus hybrid of Bob Spotts with 3 shapely O-O florets. Did not win anything because of a nick in the cup -but excellent quality. Bob also showed some of his viridliflorus hybrids including a large dark green petalled flower with a solid green cup and a narrow contrasting yellow rim.  Its petals are still a little narrow but it was a really stunning flower and a great breakthrough. Spotts told me he had flowered better things along those lines. One flower that the judges totally ignored but the laypeople really liked was a very large spidery flower of Bob’s with a red cup and long narrow yellow petals that were slightly reflexed – it was also from viridiflorus and my guess is that the regular gardeners would have bought that as a bulb before purchasing the champion bloom.

Another stunning flower was Innovator, a new Dutch bulb, a 4O-R with petals are deep orange as any I had ever seen.  But I must admit that in my garden the flowers had come a buffy fawn color.  But up North they were spectacular and I did not recognize it for what it was.

Nancy Wilson showed a fine N. cantabricus hybrid rather like N. can. petuniodes but with slightly wider petals. It won the Miniature Rose ribbon. She also showed a remarkable N. cant. petuniodes x triandrus that Wells had made. Both were crystalline white flowers, the latter had aflared but slightly incurving cup.  Both will be high on my list of miniature wants.

Comments from visiting judge Steve Vinisky, Sherwood Oregon

One thing that I found outstanding and unique was the physical location of the Daffodil Show at Kautz Ironstone Vineyards. The “cave” Kirby’s post mentioned serves as a wine aging room. As mentioned it is open to the air at one end. The “cave” is lined with two story high, stainless steel wine tanks that are kept at about 40 degrees ( some higher, some lower ). At one end is a large wall of wine barrels arranged in a traditional solera.  The inside of the walls have been finished to look like a cave sort of like at Disneyland.

The flowers were staged in a large open area which is subject to high traffic from the winery tours. The flowers in the show could not have had a better place to have been staged. The lighting is on the dim side but quite sufficient. The cool, constant temperature allowed every flower to “hold” at the peak of freshness. It was like staging a show in a giant florists cooler. Truly a privilege to stage flowers in such unusually ideal conditions. I bet that in this location, the show could run for a week from the flowers standpoint.

Visitors and caves

Applause to all the NCDS Members for developing a new Daffodil Show in what may be one of the most ideal settings I have ever seen!

Photos by Ben Blake and Nancy Tackett

1999 Fortuna Garden Show Results

Fortuna River Lodge
Fortuna River Lodge by the Eel River

Below are the results of 24th Annual Daffodil Show “A Daffodil Spectacular” hosted by the Fortuna Garden Club on March 20th & 21th.

Show Statistics:

440 exhibits
772 blooms
57 artistic arrangements
18 arrangement exhibitors.

Show results information is presented in the following format:

  1. the identification of the award;

  2. the name of the cultivar(s) and possibly the division (a number from 1 thru 13) followed by the color of the petals, a dash, and the color of the cup;

  3. and the name of the exhibitor.

Some of the daffodils have multiple colored petals and cups, so you will see more than one color identified between the dashes. For more information about the classification of daffodils see Classification Definitions.

Fortuna Show Awards Table
One of the Awards Tables

GOLD RIBBON – T82-12,  2O-O, Sid DuBose

WHITE RIBBON – Chindi 2Y-YPP,  Bob Spotts

MINI GOLD RIBBON – Cornish Cream 10Y-Y, Nancy Wilson

MINI WHITE RIBBON – 89-11 10Y-Y N. tenuifolius O.P, Nancy Wilson


ROSE RIBBONSeedling # T82-12, 2O-O, Sid DuBose


MINI ROSE RIBBON Seedling # M93-2, 7Y-Y, Bob Spotts

Fortuna's Second Awards Table

The second Awards Table


JUNIOR AWARD – Salome 2W-PPY, Miranda Fay


Intermediate Award: Scamp S686 11aY-O, Bob Spotts

Small Grower Award

: Yellowstone 1Y-W, Richard Hunt


Historic Daffodil Award:  Minicycla 6Y-Y (1912) Kirby Fong


Standard Container Grown Award:  Verve, 2W-YYO, Kirby Fong


Miniature Container Grown Award: Link 557 1W-Y, Stan Baird


Species Container Grown Award: N. obesus 13Y-Y, Nancy Wilson


SILVER RIBBON (most blues) – Kirby Fong with 30 blue ribbons

Judges at Fortuna Show

Judges voting on “Best in Show.”    Through the impressive glass windows is the Eel River.


PURPLE RIBBON WINNER: Bob Spotts – Yellow Collection99-311-1 1Y-Y

99-337-1 2YYW-Y

99-394-1 1Y-Y

Valley Forge 1YYW-Y

DuBose/Dunn MS20-12 2Y-Y


LAVENDER RIBBON WINNER: Nancy WilsonN. bulbocodium conspicuus 13Y-Y

Cornish Cream 10Y-Y

N. pallidulus seedling 10Y-Y

Kholmes 10Y-Y

89-11 10Y-Y



Raspberry Rose 2W-P DuBose

Dove Song 2W-WWP DuBose

Soothing Touch 2Y-WWY DuBose

Nob Hill 2YYW-Y DuBose



  • M93-2 7Y-Y
  • Kokopelli 7Y-Y Spotts
  • M95-1 7Y-Y
  • Junior Miss 12W-Y Pannill
  • Pixie’s Sister 7Y-Y Mitsch




GREEN RIBBON WINNER: Wayne SteeleWho’s Who 2W-W

  • Great Gatsby 2Y-R
  • Cowboy 2Y-O
  • Chorus Line 8W-Y
  • Goff’s Caye 2YYW-W
  • Regal Bliss 2W-W
  • Glasnevin 2W-W
  • Random Event 3W-YOY
  • Vickie Lynn 6Y-P
  • Estrella 3W-YYR
  • Beryl 6W-YYO
  • Declare 2W-P

Stan Baird and Collections

Stan Baird reviewing the collections


WATROUS AWARD WINNER: Kirby Fong (repeat)

  • N. citrinus sbsp. belinensis 13Y-Y
  • N. bulbocodium sbsp. bulbocodium var. serotinus 13Y-Y
  • N. perez-chiscanoi 13Y-Y
  • Mite 6Y-Y
  • Mitimoto 10Y-Y
  • Snipe 6W-W
  • Clare 7Y-Y
  • Angel O’Music 5Y-Y
  • Minnie 6Y-Y
  • Pequenita 7Y-Y
  • Little Becky 6Y-Y
  • Sabrosa 7Y-Y



  • Cuan Gold 1Y-Y
  • Muster 4W-O
  • Resplendent 2Y-R
  • Oops 2W-Y
  • Hot Gossip 2Y-O
  • Pink Sacrifice 2W-P
  • Miss Prim 2Y-Y
  • Manaccan 1W-W
  • Southease 2W-GYY
  • Bloemendaal 2W-W
  • Sugar and Spice 3W-YYO
  • Swift Arrow 6Y-Y
  • Stranocum 3W-GYO
  • Brindabella 4Y-Y
  • Theorum 1W-Y

Collections at Fortuna Show

Collections and Arrangements


QUINN AWARD WINNER: Bob Spotts (repeat)

  • 99-320-2 1Y-O
  • 99-333-1 1Y-P
  • 99-320-1 1Y-O
  • 99-322-1 2W-Y
  • 99-308-1 2Y-YOO
  • 99-380-1 4Y-O
  • 99-318-1 3Y-O
  • 99-344-1 2Y-YOO
  • 99-376-2 2Y-O
  • 99-376-1 2Y-O
  • 99-307-1 2Y-R
  • 99-363-1 3Y-YOO
  • 99-304-2 8W-YYO

  • 99-312-1 3W-YOO
  • 99-301-2 12W-GYY
  • 99-389-1 3W-GYR
  • 99-345-1 6Y-YOO
  • 99-368-1 5W-W
  • Kokopelli 7Y-Y
  • 99-326-1 5W-W
  • 99-378-2 5Y-Y
  • 99-378-1 5Y-Y
  • 99-329-1 2O-R
  • 99-379-1 7Y-O

Daffodils on TV!
Daffodils on TV!  This daffodil show was on the 11:00 news!

Fortuna Garden Club Trophy:
Best standard daffodil in horticultural class – Sid DuBose, Stockton, CA

Betty Bonzey Trophy:
Best collection of five standard cultivars with pink in cup, from any division –    Bob Spotts, Oakley, CA

Fortuna Optometry Trophy:
Largest daffodil  –  Margaret Zlatkoff, Eureka, CA

Best Western Country Inn Trophy:
Best white daffodil –  Stan Baird, Blue Lake, CA

Fortuna Chamber of Commerce Trophy:
Best Miniature daffodil – Nancy Wilson, Garberville, CA

Soroptomists of Eel River Valley Trophy:
Best collection of five yellow cultivars from RHS Divisions 1, 2, or 3
Bob Spotts, Oakley, CA

Fortuna Business Improvement District Trophy:
Best standard “Pink” daffodil from RHS Divisions 1, 2, or 3
Bob Spotts, Oakley, CA
Christine Kemp Memorial Trophy:
Best entry of three miniature daffodils in section E
Nancy Wilson, Garberville, CA

Arrangement Results

Betty Allison Trophy – Kathy Leornardi, Ferndale, CA

Tri-color Award – Kathy  Leornardi, Ferndale, CA

Designer’s Choice Award – Susan O’Hare, Fortuna, CA

Petite Award (not more than 5 inches in any one direction) Dian Keesee Fortuna, CA

Lunch at Fortuna Show
Volunteers were treated to a wonderful lunch provided by the Fortuna Garden Club.  What a view we enjoyed while eating!  Standing are hosts Mike and Dian Keesee.

Comments of Kirby Fong, ADS Show Chairman

The Fortuna daffodil show was held last weekend in the new River Lodge
conference facility in Fortuna, a small town in the northwest of California.
The building is situated along the Eel River with great scenic views across the river.

The Fortuna Garden Club and the Heather Society have donated plants and labor to help landscape the facility.

Visitors at Fortuna Show
Show visitors enjoyed strolling through the tables of flowers, collections, and arrangements.

It is a comfortable and spacious place to have a daffodil show.  The space enabled 18 arrangers to show off 57 artistic design entries. The tri-color winner had a couple rectangular black frames, some modern, rectangular containers, and what seemed like a helix of yellow-red daffodils.

In picking the best of show, one of the two final candidates was Ron Scamp’s S686, 11aY-O.  This was also the best intermediate in the show.  It lost to Sid DuBose’s seedling in a very close vote.

Those of you planning to take the pre-convention tour from San Franciso to Portland next year will get to see the Fortuna show and will be glad you did!

Refreshment table at Fortuna Daffodil show
The Fortuna Garden Club serves refreshments for all visitors to the Daffodil Show.  The home-made treats served with coffee and  punch, makes this one of the friendliest shows in California.

    Photos by Ben Blake