HORTICULTURE DIVISION RULES

Horticulture Classes are Open to All Amateur Gardeners
                                       DIVISION I  -  HORTICULTURE
                                                                                      
Horticulture Classes are Open to All Amateur Gardeners
1. All horticulture exhibits must have been grown by and have been in the possession of the exhibitor for at least
      three (3) months/90 days prior to showing.  
 Exception:  Combination Plantings must have been growing together and in the possession of the exhibitor for six (6) weeks and
                  Troughs for 6 months.
2. Exhibitor may make more than one entry per class if each entry is a different variety, cultivar, type or color.
3. Specimens must be labeled with the correct botanical name (genus and species).  Common names may be included. Classification
      Committee will help if exhibitor does not know botanical name.
4.  Multiple plantings of different varieties are allowed only in Section D.
5.  Plants growing naturally with multiple stems may be entered.  For example, Sansevieria grows with multiple stems
      but Cordyline or Dracaena does not.  
      The single crown Saintpaulia (African violet) must have only one stem for exhibiting.  Exception: Trailing Saintpaulia.
6.  Plants should be "Show worthy", well groomed, and in clean pots.  
      No wiring, oiling, plant shine, or artificial coloring is permitted.  Double potting is allowed.  
      Mulch of fine rock or pebbles is permitted only on cacti and succulent specimens.
7.  Cut specimens may not exceed 18” in length with exception of sansevieria.  
      Arboreal specimens  must be between 18” and 30” in length. Specimens may not have any foliage below the water line.  
      Wedging with an inconspicuous plug of plastic wrap is permitted if necessary.  
      Containers for cut specimens are provided by the committee.  
      Exception:  Oversized or heavy specimens must be placed in an appropriately sized clear glass container provided by the exhibitor.
8.  Plants in Sections A, B, C, & E must be in containers no larger than 10” in diameter. Plants in containers larger than
      10” in diameter will be shown in the patio section and must be placed by the exhibitor.  
      Planters in Section D may be no larger than 15” and no deeper than 5”.
9.  Collections must consist of at least five (5) different cut specimens or five (5) different container grown plants exhibited
      in five (5) separate containers.
10.  Combination Plantings should have a group of at least three (3) different plants in one container growing together
      for at least six (6) weeks.
11.   All classes may be subdivided at the discretion of the Classification Chairman.
12.  The Scales of Points in the Handbook for Flower Shows, 2017 will be used in judging.
13.  Horticulture must be entered on Thursday, M
arch 28, between 10 am and 3 pm.  All entries must be removed on
      Sunday, M
arch 31, between 3 pm and 4 pm.  No entry may be removed before 3 pm on Sunday, March 31.
14.  The limit of horticulture specimens is 10 per person or household.

                                                             
 HORTICULTURE AWARDS

  •           The  Award of Horticultural Excellence may be given to a correctly named entry scoring 95 or above and judged
               finest in the entire Horticulture Division.
  •           Two Award of Merit to the highest scoring exhibits scoring 95 or above in Sections G and I.
  •           One Arboreal Award for cut tree/shrub branches scoring 95 or above in Section K.
  •           The Collector’s Showcase Award may be given to a correctly named entry scoring 95 or above in Section J.
  •           Three Grower’s Choice Awards may be given to correctly named entries scoring 95 or above in Sections A, B and C.
  •             Five Chairman’s Awards may be given to blue ribbon winners scoring 95 or above and judged to be the finest
                horticulture in Section D, E, F and H.
  •           One Sandy Carter Award may be given to blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or above and judged to be the finest
                horticulture in Section L.

                           DIVISION I  -  HORTICULTURE
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SECTION B: "Belgian Blooms"
Container Grown Flowering Plants
Eligible for Growers Choice Award

Class 10  -  Amaryllidaceae  
(Amaryllis Family)
a.       Hippeastrum (amaryllis)
b.       Other meritorious entries

Class 11  -  Araceae
(Arum Family)
a.       Anthurium
b.      Spathiphyllum
c.       Other meritorious entries

Class 12  -  Begoniaceae
(Begonia Family)
a.       Semperflorens (wax)
b.       Cane (angel wing)
c.       Other meritorious entries

Class 13  -  Euphorbiacea
a.       Crown of Thorns
b.      Chenille Plant
c.       Other meritorious entries

Class 14  -  Geraniacea
a.       Pelargonium
    1.   Single
    2.  Double
    3.  Variegated
b.      Other meritorious entries

Class 15  -  Gesneriaceae
(African Violet) Saintpaulia
a.       Single Blossoms
b.       Double Blossoms
c.       Other meritorious entries

Class 16  -  Orchidaceae
(Orchid Family)
a.       Cattleya
b.       Dendrobium
c.       Phalaenopsis
d.       Vanda
e.       Other meritorious entries

Class 17   Any Other Flowering Plant

SECTION C: Kalahari Desert
Cacti and Succulents
Eligible for Growers Choice Award

Class 18  -  Cactaceae  
(Cactus Family)
a.       Pereskieae
b.      Opuntieae
c.       Cereceae
d.       Other meritorious entries

Class 19  -  Agavaceae
(Agave Family)
a.       Beaucarnea recurvata (pony
tail)
b.       Cordyline
c.       Dracaena
d.       Other meritorious entries

Class 20  -  Crassulaceae
(Crassula Family)
a.       Adromischus
b.      Aconium
c.       Cotyledon
d.       Crassula ovata (jade plant)
e.       Echeveria
f.       Kalanchoe
g.       Sedum
h.       Other meritorious entries

Class 21  -  Liliaceae
(Lily Family)
a.       Gasteria
b.      Other meritorious entries

Class 22    Any Other Succulent Plant
SECTION A : "Greenland"
Container Grown Foliage Plants
Eligible for Growers Choice
Award

Class 1  -  Araceae
(Arum Family)
a.       Aglaonema (Chinese
evergreen)
b.       Alocasia
c.       Anthurium
d.       Caladium
e.       Dieffenbachia
f.       Epipremnum (Pothos)
g.       Philodendron
h.       Spathiphyllum
i.       Syngonium (Arrow Leaf)
j.       Other meritorious entries

Class 2  -  Araliaceae
(Ginseng Family)
a.       Hedera (Ivy)
b.       Shefflera
c.       Other meritorious entries

Class 3  -  Begoniaceae
(Begonia Family)
a.       Rex
b.       Rhizomatous
c.       Cane Types (Angel Wing)
d.       Other meritorious entries

Class 4  -  Bromeliaceae
(Pineapple Family)
a.       Aechmea
b.       Ananas (pineapple)
c.       Billbergia
d.       Cryptanthus
e.       Guzmania
f.       Neoregelia
g.       Tillandsia
h.       Other meritorious entries

Class 5  -  Euphorbiaceae
(Euphorbia Family)
a.       Acalypha (Copper leaf,
Jacob’s Coat)
b.       Codiaeum (Croton)
c.       Other meritorious entries

Class 6  -  Polypodiaceae
(Fern Family)
a.       Adiantum (maidenhair)
b.       Davallia (rabbit’s foot)
c.       Platycerium (staghorn)
d.       Other meritorious entries

Class 7  - Liliaceae
(Lily Family)
a.       Asparagus
b.       Other meritorious entries

Class 8  -  Marantaceae
(Maranta Family)
a.       Maranta (prayer plant)
b.      Calathea
c.       Ctenanthe
d.       Stromanthe

Class 9  -  Any Other Foliage
Plant
a.       Asplenium (bird's nest)
b.       Nephrolepis (Boston)
c.       Aspidistra
d.       Chlorophytum (spider
plant)
e.       Other metritorious entries
SECTION D: “Kew Gardens”
Combination Plantings
(planters with three or more
plants)
Eligible for Chairman’s Award

Class 23  -  Dish Garden
(Miniature Landscape-
Accessories allowed)

Class 24  -  Troughs
(Naturalistic Landscape, wood,
rocks acceptable, used outside)

Class 25  -  Planter
(Not a landscape, no accessories
allowed)

SECTION E:  “Babylon”
Hanging Plants
Eligible for Chairman’s Award

Class 26  -  Flowering
Class 27  -  Foliage
Class 28  -  Variegated

SECTION F:  “Holland”
Cut Flowers
Eligible for a Chairman’s Award

Class 29 – Amaryllidaceae
(Amaryllis Family )
a.      Single
b.      Double
c.      Other meritorious entry

Class 30 - Araceae
(Arum Family)
a.      Anthurium
b.      Spathiphyllum

Class 31  -  Asteraceae  
(Daisy Family)
a.      Tagetes (marigold)
b.      Zinnia
c.      Other meritorious entries

Class 32  -  Verbenaceae  
a.      Lantana
b.      Verbena
c.      Other meritorious entries

Class 33 -  Any Other Cut Plants

SECTION G:  “Butchart
Gardens”
Rosaceae
Eligible for an Award of Merit

Class 34  -  Hybrid Tea
Class 35  -  Floribunda
Class 36  -  Miniature
Class 37  -  Other Types (Sub-
class)

SECTION H:  “Hawaii”
Cut Decorative Foliage
Eligible for a Chairman’s Award

Class 38  -  Agavaceae
Class 39  -  Araceae
Class 40  -  Euphorbiaceae
Class 41  -  Polypodiaceae
Class 42  -  Liliaceae
Class 43  -  Other Foliage Plants

SECTION I:  “Brazil”
Begoniaceae (Cut Foliage)
Eligible for Award of Merit

Class 44  -  Rex
Class 45  -  Tuberous
Class 46  -  Any other
meritorious entries
SECTION J:  “Canada”
Collections
Eligible for Collector’s Showcase Award
Must have 5 or more specimens in 5 separate
containers provided by exhibitor.

Class 47  -  Foliage Plants
Class 48  -  Flowering Plants
Class 49  -  Cut Foliage Specimens
Class 50  -  Cut Flowering Specimens

SECTION  K:  “New Hampshire”
Arboreal
Eligible for the Arboreal Award
(18” to 30” specimens)

Class 51  -  Flowering Branches
Class 52  -  Foliage Branches
Class 53  -  Fruiting Branches

SECTION L:   “Florida”
Patio Plants
Eligible for Sandy Carter Award
(Pots over 10 inches)

Class 54 -  Foliage
Class 55 -  Flowering
Class 56 -  Variegated

SECTION M:  “California”
Fruit, Nuts and Vegetables

Class 57 – Fruits   (3)
Class 58 – Vegetables  (3)
Class 59 – Nuts  (5)


  Combination Plantings
Conformance                               
Plant Identification
Labeling
Peak Performance
a.        Form
b.        Color
c.        Condition  
d.        Show-Worthy Size
Overall Effect
Creative/Distinctive  
Grooming/Staging:
a.        Grooming  
b.        Staging  

Total


Horticulture Scale of Points  HB129
Flowering, Foliage, and Arboreals:
Conformance
Plant Identification
Peak Perfection:
a.  Form
b.  Color
c.  Maturity/Size
d.  Condition/Blemishes
Grooming/Staging
a.  Grooming
b.  Staging
                                                  
Total                                         
5
5
5

10
10
10
5
30
5

10
5

100
5
5
5

10
10
10
5
30
5

10
5

100
5
5
5

10
10
10
5
30
5

10
5

100
5
5
5

10
10
10
5
30
5

10
5

100
5
5
5

10
10
10
5
30
5

10
5

100
5
5

20
20
20
15

10
5

100
5
5
5

10
10
10
5
30
5

10
5

100