The John and Gertrude Wister Award

The American Daffodil Society recognizes outstanding garden daffodils with the John and Gertrude Wister Award. The award was first presented in 1985.

Award Criteria

Wister Awards 1985 to Present

Sources for Wister Award

 

Criteria for this award are:

  1. That the cultivar must be a good grower. It should have a floriferous habit (many bloom stalks).
  2. It should have long lasting bloom with clean color, showy at a distance and reasonably sunfast.
  3. Foliage should be vigorous, resistant to disease and frost damage.
  4. Stem should be taller than foliage, strong and sturdy.
  5. Bulb should be resistant to basal rot and not prone to splitting up. (Too rapid increase can be a problem, such as in a cultivar where the blooms deteriorate dramatically in size and substance after being down two or three years.)
  6. Emphasis should be on garden performance, although it may be of show table quality.
  7. Cultivar should be readily available.
  8. The award may be given annually.

Here is the list of Innovation Medal Awardees in a 8 ½” x 11″ printable format: ADS Wister Awardees

Here is the list of Innovation Medal Awardees in a 5 ½” x 8 ½” printable format: Wister Awardees – small format

This award was first offered in 1985 and the following daffodils (Narcissus) have received the Wister Award (along with sources for bulbs):

  1. Stratosphere’, 7 Y-O, a yellow and orange jonquil hybrid, several blooms per stem, 1985 (Sources: 2, 3, 4, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16). See Photos and Information about ‘Stratosphere’ in DaffSeek.
  2. Accent’, 2 W-P, a white and pink large-cupped daffodil, 1987 (Sources: 2, 4, 9, 11, 16).  See Photos and Information about ‘Accent’ in DaffSeek.
  3. Ice Follies’, 2 W-W, a white large-cupped daffodil which opens with a yellow cup, 1992 (Sources: 1, 2, 4, 9, 11, 13, 16).  See Photos and Information about ‘Ice Follies’ in DaffSeek.
  4. Sweetness’, 7 Y-Y, an all yellow, fragrant jonquil hybrid, 1993 (Sources: 1, 2, 4, 9, 13) See Photos and Information about ‘Sweetness’ in DaffSeek.
  5. Ceylon’, 2 Y-O, a yellow and orange large-cupped daffodil, 1994 (Sources: 2, 11, 13, 16).  See Photos and Information about ‘Ceylon’ in DaffSeek.
  6. Salome’, 2 W-PPY, a white and pink large-cupped daffodil with a yellow rim on the cup, 1995 (Sources: 1, 2, 11, 13, 16).  See Photos and Information about ‘Salome’ in DaffSeek.
  7. Peeping Tom’, 6 Y-Y, a yellow cyclamineus hybrid daffodil, 1996 (Sources: 1, 13, 16).  See Photos and Information about ‘Peeping Tom’ in DaffSeek.
  8. Rapture’, 6 Y-Y, an all yellow cyclamineus hybrid daffodil, 1997 (Sources: 2, 4, 7, 12,  14, 15). See Photos and Information about ‘Rapture’ in DaffSeek.
  9. Intrigue’, 7 Y-W, a jonquil hybrid with yellow petals and a white cup, several blooms per stem, 1998 (Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 12, 13).  See Photos and Information about ‘Intrigue’ in DaffSeek.
  10. Tripartite’, 11a Y-Y, a split-corona hybrid, with several blooms per stem, 1999 (Sources: 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16).  See Photos and Information about ‘Tripartite’ in DaffSeek.
  11.  ‘Monal’, 2 Y-R, a yellow and red large-cupped daffodil, 2000 (Sources: 1, 2, 9).  See Photos and Information about ‘Monal’ in DaffSeek.
  12.  ‘Golden Aura’, 2 Y-Y, an all yellow large-cupped daffodil, 2001 (Sources: 3, 4, 12, 13). See Photos and Information about ‘Golden Aura’ in DaffSeek.
  13.  ’Bravoure’, 1 W-Y, a strong-growing trumpet daffodil with white petals and a yellow cup, 2002. (Sources: 2, 3, 4, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16).  See Photos and Information about ‘Bravoure’ in DaffSeek.
  14. Tahiti’, 4 Y-O, a yellow and orange double daffodil, strong stems, 2003. (Sources: 2, 4, 9, 11, 13, 16). See Photos and Information about ‘Tahiti’ in DaffSeek.
  15. Segovia’ 3 W-Y, a miniature daffodil, 2004 (Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 11, 14, 15, 16). See See Photos and Information about ‘Segovia’ in DaffSeek.
  16. Fragrant Rose‘ 2W-GPP, a later blooming pink and white daffodil with perfect form, 2005 (Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16). See Photos and Information about ‘Fragrant Rose’ in DaffSeek.
  17. Dainty Miss‘ 7W-GWW, intermediate- size, all white flower, 2006 (Source: 9). See Photos and Information about ‘Dainty Miss’ in DaffSeek.
  18. Camelot‘ 2 Y-Y, all yellow large-cupped daffodil, 2007 (Sources: 4, 13).  See Photos and Information about ‘Camelot’ in DaffSeek.
  19. Chromacolor‘ 2 W-P, a white and pink large-cupped daffodil, 2007 (Sources: 2, 11, 16).  See Photos and Information about ‘Chromacolor’ in DaffSeek.
  20. Hillstar‘ 7 YYW-YWW, a jonquil hybrid with a white halo on the yellow petals and yellow at the base of the white cup, several blooms per stem, 2007 (Sources: 2, 4, 9, 12, 16). See Photos and Information about ‘Hillstar’ in DaffSeek.
  21. Merlin‘ 3 W-YYR, a small-cupped daffodil with white petals and a yellow cup rimmed in red, 2007 (Sources: 2, 4, 13, 14, 16). See Photos and Information about ‘Merlin’ in DaffSeek.
  22. Quail‘ 7 Y-Y, a jonquil hybrid, several blooms per stem, fragrant, 2007 (Sources: 2, 4, 11, 13, 16).  See Photos and Information about ‘Quail’ in DaffSeek.
  23. Falconet‘ 8 Y-R, a tazetta hybrid with yellow petals and a small red cup, several blooms per stem, fragrant, 2007 (Sources: 2, 4, 11, 13, 16).  See Photos and Information about ‘Falconet’ in DaffSeek.
  24. Kokopelli‘ 7 Y-Y, an all yellow jonquil hybrid with several small blooms per stem, 2007 (Sources: 2, 4, 6, 7, 11, 12, 15). See Photos and Information about ‘Kokopelli’ in DaffSeek.
  25. Saint Keverne‘ 2 Y-Y, an all yellow large-cupped daffodil, 2007 (Sources: 2, 4, 13).  See Photos and Information about ‘Saint Keverne’ in DaffSeek.
  26. Resplendent‘ 2 Y-R, a red and yellow large-cupped daffodil, 2007 (Sources: 3, 6, 10). See Photos and Information about ‘Resplendent’ in DaffSeek.
  27. Brackenhurst’, 2 Y-O, a red and yellow large-cupped daffodil, 2008 (Sources: 11, 13).  See Photos and Information about ‘Brackenhurst’ in DaffSeek.
  28. Hawera’, 5 Y-Y, a miniature yellow triandrus hybrid with several blooms per stem, 2008 (Sources: 1, 2, 4, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16). See Photos and Information about ‘Hawera’ in DaffSeek.
  29. Crackington‘, 4 Y-O,  a yellow and orange double daffodil, 2009 (Sources: 4, 7, 15).  See Photos and Information about ‘Crackington’ in DaffSeek.
  30. Misty Glen‘, 2W-GWW, an all white large-cupped daffodil, 2010 (Sources: 2, 3, 4).  See Photos and Information about ‘Misty Glen’ in DaffSeek.
  31. Dreamlight’, 3 W-GWR, a historic daffodil with white petals and a small cupped edged in red, 2010 (Sources: 2). See Photos and Information about ‘Dreamlight’ in DaffSeek.
  32. Sun Disc‘, 7 Y-Y, a miniature all yellow daffodil, 2010 (Sources: 2, 3, 4).  See Photos and Information about ‘Sun Disc’ in DaffSeek.
  33. Barrett Browning‘, 3 WWY-O, white petals and a brightly colored cup make this a standout in the garden; 2011 (Sources: 1, 2, 11, 16).  See Photos and Information about ‘Barrett Browning’ in DaffSeek.
  34. Actaea‘, 9 W-YYR, white petals and a bright cup make this Historic poet a standout; 2012 (Sources: 1, 2, 4, 10, 11, 16).  See Photos and Information about ‘Actaea’ in DaffSeek.
  35. Thalia‘ , 5 W-W, white petals and cup make this Historic triandrus a standout; 2013 (Sources: 1, 2, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17).  See Photos and Information about ‘Thalia’ in DaffSeek.
  36. Tete-a-Tete‘, 12 Y-Y, yellow petals and cup make this miniature daffodil a standout; 2014 (Sources: 2, 3, 4, and 6). See Photos and Information about ‘Tete-a-Tete’ in DaffSeek.

Bulb Sources:

  1. McClure and Zimmerman, P.O. Box 368, Friesland, WI 53935-0368; www.mzbulb.com
  2. Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, 7900 Daffodil Lane, Gloucester, VA 23061; www.brentandbeckysbulbs.com
  3. David Burdick Daffodils & More, P.O. Box 495, Dalton, MA 01227; www.daffodilsandmore.com
  4. Ron Scamp Quality Daffodils, 14 Roscarrack Close, Falmouth, Cornwall TR114PJ,England; www.qualitydaffodils.co.uk
  5. Mitsch Daffodils, P.O. Box 218, Hubbard, OR 97032; www.mitschdaffodils.com
  6. Cherry Creek Daffodils, 21700 S.W. Chapman Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140-8608; www.cherrycreekdaffodils.com
  7. Ringhaddy Daffodils, 60 Ringhaddy Road, Killinchy, Co. Down BT23 6TU, Northern Ireland, UK; www.ringhaddy-daffodils.com
  8. Oakwood Daffodils, 2330 W. Bertrand Road, Niles, MI 49120;
  9. PHS, Attn. Jason Delaney, P.O. Box 6005, St. Louis, MO 63139-0005;
  10. Templeton Daffodils, Pound Road, RD 6, Christchurch, New Zealand; 
  11. COLORBLENDS, 747 Barnum Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06608; www.colorblends.com www.daffodildepot.com
  12. Classic Daffodils, P.O. Box 1409, Pearcedale 3912, Victoria, Australia; www.classicdaffodils.com
  13. Walkers Bulbs, Washway House Farm, Washway Rd., Holbeach, Spalding, Lines, PE12 7PP, UK; www.bulbs.co.uk
  14. The Warren Estate, 9 Greengate Drive, Knaresborough, HG5 9EN, UK www.miniaturebulbs.co.uk
  15. Bramcote Bulbs, 105 Derby Road, Bramcote, Nottingham NG 2GZ, UK www.bramcotebulbs.com
  16. John Scheepers, Inc., (Van Engelen, wholesale), 23 Tulip Drive, P.O. Box 638, Bantam, CT 06750-0638;  www.johnscheepers.com
  17. Dutch Gardens, P.O. Box, Adelphi, NJ;  www.dutchgardens.com

 

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