The flowers which won first, second and third prizes at the five major shows in the UK, (RHS Daffodil show, SEEDS, Daffodil Society, RHS Late competition and Harrogate) have been analysed.
The complete analysis is sorted by division and the colour by which cultivars may be shown at Daffodil Society shows and by descending order of success. To access click here.
The analysis includes 561 named cultivars and 17 wild daffodils and the information should help exhibitors with their decision on which bulbs to buy.
The table below shows the ten most successful cultivars, seven of which were in the top ten in 2011, though all have appeared in previous years. The most surprising relegation is ‘Silent Valley’ which was number one in 2011, however such a demise is not uncommon.
‘Doctor Hugh’ reappears having been outside the top-ten in 2011 despite being number one in the previous year. The lateness or otherwise of the flowering season can significantly affect the relative success which a cultivar may have.
With such a difficult analysis errors may occur, which you may point out using the reply facility below.