Midwest Daffodil Society

The MIDWEST DAFFODIL SOCIETY seeks to promote and encourage the growing and scientific study of the Daffodil, and to foster and stimulate public interest by

  • having daffodil shows and sales
  • encouraging the visitation of gardens of members
  • having planned garden trips
  • holding any other event which will create greater interest in daffodils.
  • The 2013-2014 Elected Officers are:





    Past President


    George Dorner

    Nancy Pilipuf

    Carol Champ

    Alan Champ

    Nancy Pilipuf

    Gail Raith (1 year term)

    John Zimnie (2 year term)

    Rose Finnegan (3 year term)

    Peeping Tom

    This website is hosted by the American Daffodil Society for the Midwest Daffodil Society. Our thanks to them, and here's our request to you: check their website at Then, consider joining the American Daffodil Society.

    Download a PDF copy of the March 2014 MDS Spring Newsletter.

    The show schedule for the 2014 show at the Chicago Botanic Garden on April 26-27 is here.
    More info will appear soon.

    Send an email to the Midwest Daffodil Society : here
    Ask us a question or request a callback.

    We often meet at the Chicago Botanic Garden and our show and sale dates are usually posted on their calendar. Our complete schedule follows:

    Minutes yet to be approved for the October 2013 meeting may be viewed here

    Calendar for 2014
    April 13 Pre-Show Meeting at the CBG, Classroom Annex 2, 1-3 PM
    Instructions for the show for newbies. Pick up show cards.

    April 26-27
    Midwest Daffodil Society, ADS Approved Show if Mother Nature cooperates., CBG
    The show schedule may be downloaded as a PDF file at Show Schedule.
    October 18-19MDS Bulb Sale, CBG
    October 26Annual Meeting and Bulb Exchange, CBG, Classroom 2, 1:30 PM
    The previous two dates are pending arrangements.

    Presentations about the Wister and the Pannill Awards were made at the 2009 ADS Convention and at the March, 2011 meeting of the MDS. You may download some of the materials used here . This is a zipped folder of PDF files.

    Here are some growing guidelines, tips for growing daffodils in the Midwest.

    To apply for membership, fill out and submit this form. You need a PDF viewer to view it.

    Visit the home page of : The American Daffodil Society Many other daffodil shows and sources are referenced there, including the new Dafftube feature.

    View or take part in the worldwide ongoing conversation about daffodils at You may go directly to Daffnet here

    Be sure to take a look there at the description there of Daffseek, the terrific new photo and data web reference about our favorite flowers. You may go directly to Daffseek here

    And you may look through the new online library of daffodil resources, You may go directly to DaffLibrary here.