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American Daffodil Society
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 varieties and standardize their names in cooperation with international authorities. To that end, the ADS publishes quarterly The Daffodil Journal, a 64-page magazine that covers all aspects of daffodil culture, breeding, and exhibition.
As of September, 1995 the ADS had 1260 members in 47 states and an additional 140 members in Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Holland, Germany, Hungary, Argentina, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Norway, Poland, South Korea, and Sweden. The ADS cooperates with The Royal Horticultural Society by accepting and forwarding registrations for new daffodil cultivars from American registrants. The ADS publishes several books that list and describe registered daffodil cultivars, including Daffodils to Show and Grow, which is updated approximately every four years, and The Tom D. Throckmorton Daffodil Data Bank, which is updated annually.
Dues are $20 annually (any four consecutive quarters) and include a subscription to The Daffodil Journal. Dues are payable in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank.