About Us


The American Daffodil Society (ADS) was founded in 1954 to promote wider interest in daffodils; to encourage scientific research and education on daffodil culture, breeding, diseases, pests, exhibiting, and testing; to encourage, coordinate, and sponsor shows and exhibitions of daffodils; to record and disseminate horticultural information about daffodils and issue publications for such purpose; and to register daffodil cultivars and standardize their names in cooperation with international authorities. To this end, the ADS provides a suite of Internet websites and publishes The Daffodil Journal quarterly, which cover all aspects of daffodil culture, breeding, and exhibition.


The mission of the American Daffodil Society is to be an internationally recognized nonprofit association of individuals, organizations, companies, and/or universities dedicated to the encouragement of widespread interest in daffodils, and to research and education with respect to their culture, breeding, preservation, diseases, pests, testing and exhibition.

We invite you to join the ADS!

The ADS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, educational, charitable organization supported by memberships and donations. Memberships are available for individuals, youth, households and organizations. To become a member, use our webstore and become a member today. An ADS Membership includes supporting the suite of ADS Internet websites and receiving quarterly issues of The Daffodil Journal, regional newsletters, invitation to annual national conventions, and an opportunity to become a registered judge of daffodils.

We invite you to make a donation to the ADS!

To make a donation to the ADS, visit our webstore and select an amount you would like to donate to our nonprofit organization. The ADS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, educational, charitable organization supported by memberships and donations. Your donation will support our mission to further research and the genus narcissus, maintain our ADS Internet websites and educate the public about daffodils.

For more information about the American Daffodil Society

use our Contact Us form


2017 National Convention

2017 National Convention logo
Join us in Sacramento, CA on March 10-12, 2017! Refer to our 2017 National Daffodil Convention page for more details.