Educational Daffodil Displays

Four colorful educational displays were created by the American Daffodil Society in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota. These displays are sometimes referred to as the ADS Daffodil Exhibit Banners. The design and production of the initial sets of large fabric banners were partially funded by the National Science Foundation. Each ADS region has a set of Educational Displays that are rotated throughout the region, especially during daffodil show season. Some regions have more than one set of banners because local societies and individuals purchased these for their own local use. At the bottom of this page is a handbook about the care and assembly for the set of large banners.

Below are four PDF files of these colorful educational displays.  The American Daffodil Society retains the copyright on these materials.  However, the ADS will allow these PDFs to be printed and displayed for educational use only, such as for garden talks, schools, and daffodil shows. We suggest you take these files to a local print shop that has the capability to print long, narrow banners.

For reference, the banner “Trace the path to pink” is legible when printed by a professional printer on paper at a size as small as 8-1/2″ by 20″.

  1. Discover Daffodils!
    Displays a large vase of colorful daffodils and describes the activities and membership benefits of the American Daffodil Society.  Original banner size: 30″ x 84″
    ADS Information Banner  (3 MB)
  2. How do Daffodils Grow?
    Details the steps needed to produce a new flower from pollination to flowering bulb.  Includes a daffodil plant diagram with parts labeled and clarification on what is a daffodil.  Original banner size: 36″ x 84″
    How do Daffodils Grow (7.5MB)
  3. Daffodils…so many choices!
    Highlights a flower photo and description for each of the thirteen daffodil divisions, explains how to read daffodil color codes, and includes excerpts from the poem Daffodils by William Wordsworth.  Original banner size: 48″ x 84″.
    Daffodil Divisions Banner (5MB)
  4. Trace the path to pink.
    Follows the family history of a modern pink-cupped daffodil back to some of its early ancestors.  Compare the photos to see how daffodils have changed from the species to our modern hybrids.  Original banner size: 36″ x 84″
    Path to Pink Banner (6MB)

Assembly & Care Handbook for Large Set
Below is a handbook to give guidance and support about how to use and care for the large set of ADS Displays.  It is a twelve page booklet complete with color photos and steps for setting up, storing and shipping these displays.
ADS Display Exhibit Handbook (4.5 MB)

Vase with Cutout Flowers
Below is a vase and three-flower graphic cutouts that are two separate pieces. The cutout is of three daffodil sizes. When fresh flowers are available, you may wish to add a fresh example of miniature, intermediate and standard size flowers to the display. This will add visual interest and will be a valuable teaching tool.
Vase with Cutout Flowers (13.05 KB)

Some regions did not order the vase/cutout. If available in your region it will pack and ship in an additional box, as it will not fit in the actual display shipping container box.