Division II Horticulture Guidelines

  1. Please carefully read and follow the Rules, General Information and Timetable for Exhibitors.
  2. Entries must have been owned and grown by the exhibitor for a minimum of three months, unless otherwise stated in the schedule.
  3. An exhibitor may submit numerous entries per class, provided each is a different species or cultivar.
  4. All entries propagated by the exhibitor must be so identified with the method and relevant date(s) of propagation on the entry card.
  5. Mats, stands, saucers, stakes, ties, etc. are/are not allowed.
  6. Classes may be subdivided and entries moved and/or reclassified at the discretion of the horticulture committee and/or the judges.
  7. Containers are measured at the diameter or the diagonal of the widest point on the inside of the rim at the soil line.
  8. One key card (diagram or plant list) is required when multiple species or cultivars are exhibited in the same container and/or if propagation information is applicable. Key card must be a 4" x 6" white, unlined card and completed in black waterproof medium. A 4" x 6" photograph with identifying numbers may be used.
  9. Container-grown plants may be exhibited in containers that are clean, unobtrusive and compatible with the exhibit. Terracotta clay pots are preferred. Other options include stone-like (Hypertufa), wire baskets, slatted orchid baskets and plants mounted on driftwood. Disguised double potting and top dressing are permitted; top dressing must not float when watered.
  10. A dot with the entry number on it should be affixed to the container to ensure an entry card separated from the exhibit container during staging can be returned to the proper entry before judging.
  11. The committee or exhibitor will provide containers and wedging materials for all cut specimens.
  12. The committee will water the exhibits if instructed to do so in writing. Notify the division chairman at time of entry with written instructions for watering.
  13. A list of the scale of points by which the classes are to be judged will be provided.

DIVISION II Horticulture Classes
CLASS H02 BEGONIA CLASSES
H02.01 Begonia, flowering. Pot: 4” or under
H02.02 Begonia, flowering. Pot: over 4” to 8”
H02.03 Begonia, flowering. Pot: over 8”
H02.04 Begonia, foliage. Pot: 4” or under
H02.05 Begonia, foliage. Pot: over 4” to 8”
H02.06 Begonia, foliage. Pot: over 8”
H02.07 Begonia(s) grown in contained atmosphere.
Single species cultivar.
H02.08 Begonia(s) grown in contained atmosphere.
More than one species or cultivar.
Flowering Point Scale
Cultural Perfection ………….. 40
Condition ……………………..30
Bloom Quality ………………..10
Bloom Quantity ………………10
Growing Difficulty ……………10
Foliage Point Scale
Cultural Perfection ………… 50
Condition …………………… 40
Growing Difficulty …………. 10
CLASS H04 BULB CLASS
No limit to number of bulbs in pots unless specified. All bulbs must be shown in pot in which
grown. Bulbs must be in bud or blooming. Natural topdressing allowed: no Spanish moss.
Discreet staking encouraged and may be required at time of entry.
H04.01 Bulb, Novice, any Narcissus, 8 “ pot.
H04.02 Bulb, Novice any Tulipa, 8” pot.
H04.04 Bulb, Narcissus ‘Dutch Master’, 8” pot.
H04.06 Bulb, Tulipa ‘Apricot Beauty’, 8” pot.
H04.08 Bulb, Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Pink Pearl’, 8” pot.
H04.12 Bulb, any Hippeastrum (Amaryllis)
Exhibitor must bring bulb into bloom. Three month possession rule
suspended.
H04.13 Bulb, any other bulb(s), tuber(s) or rhizome not listed above.
H04.01 - .13 Point Scale
Exhibit as a Whole …………..40
Bloom………………………….40
Foliage…………………………10
Stems …………………………10
CLASS H05 CAMELLIA CLASS
Cut specimens only; containers provided by ABG. Entries will be judged in accordance with
American Camellia Society (ACS) rules, one bloom to a stem, one or two leaves, and stems not
to exceed two inches in length.
H05.01 Camellia miniature, indoor.
H05.02 Camellia miniature, outdoor.
H05.03 Camellia japonica, indoor.
H05.04 Camellia japonica, outdoor.
H05.05 Camellia reticulata.
H05.06 Camellia hybrid, indoor.
H05.07 Camellia hybrid, outdoor.
H05.08 Camellia, a collection of 3 individual blooms of the same variety
H05 Point Scale
Form ………………………………………..… 20
Color & Marking ………………………………20
Size …………………………………………… 20
Texture, Substance and Condition…………. 20
Distinction ……………………………………..15
Foliage ………………………………………….5
CLASS H07 CUT SPECIMENS - HERBACEOUS CLASSES
Exhibit must be grown by Exhibitor and must be in “flower or fruit” in the strictest sense. For
example fern spores will not qualify. Container and wedging material provided by ABG. Single
stem only not to exceed 24” in length. Pre-entry is encouraged. All Subclasses meet
standards for National Garden Clubs, Inc. for entering and judging.
H07.01 Annuals and Biennials.
H07.02 Herbaceous, perennial.
H07.03 Herbaceous, Narcissus.
H07.04 Herbaceous, any other bulb, corm, rhizome or tuber.
H07.06 Herbaceous, any forced. Must include 4x6 card giving dates and method
of forcing.
H07.07 Herbaceous, not hardy in Zone 7b, including specimens grown in
greenhouse or under lights.
H07.01 - .04, .07 Point Scale
Cultural Perfection ………………………..45
Condition …………………………………..25
Distinction ………………………………….15
Grooming …………………………………..15
H07.06 Point Scale
Cultural Perfection …………………………45
Difficulty Forcing ……………………………40
Distinction …………………………………..10
Grooming ……………………………..……..5
CLASS H08 CUT SPECIMENS - WOODY CLASSES
Exhibit must be grown by Exhibitor and “must be in flower or fruit” in the strictest sense. For
example empty conifer cones will not qualify. Container and wedging material provided by ABG.
Single stem only, not to exceed 24” in length. Pre-entry is encouraged. All Subclasses meet
standards of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. for entering and judging.
NOTE: The following plants are excluded from entry: Ilex, Mahonia, Nandina
H08.01 Woody, tree
H08.02 Woody, shrub.
H08.03 Woody, vine.
H08.05 Woody, any forced, Must include 4x6 card giving dates and methods of
forcing.
H08.06 Woody, not hardy in Zone 7b, including specimens grown in greenhouse
or under lights.
H08.01 - 03, .06 Point Scale
Cultural Perfection …………………………45
Condition ……………………………………25
Distinction …………………………………..15
Grooming ……………………………………5
H08.07 Point Scale
Cultural Perfection …………………………45
Difficulty of Forcing ………………………..40
Distinction …………………………………..10
Grooming ……………………………………5
CLASS H11 FERN CLASSES
H11.01 Fern, Novice (see General Rule 3b)
H11.02 Fern, hanging container.
H11.03 Fern, not hanging container.
H11.04 Fern, hardy in Zone 7b, grown outside
H11 Point Scale
Cultural Perfection ………………………..60
Form (according to variety) ………………20
Distinction ………………………………….20

CLASS H13 GESNERIAD CLASSES
H13.01 Gesneriad, Saintpaulia, varigated standard.
H13.02 Gesneriad, Saintpaulia, greenleaf standard or any other standard
H13.03 Gesneriad, Saintpaulia, miniature or semi-miniature.
H13.04 Gesneriad, Saintpaulia, trailers
H13.05 Gesneriad, Streptocarpus.
H13.06 Gesneriad, any other, blooming.
H13.07 Gesneriad, any other, foliage.
H13.01 - .04 Point Scale
Symmetry/ Form ………………………..25
Condition ………………………………..25
Quality of Bloom ………………………..25
Size & Type of Bloom ………………….15
Color of Bloom ………………………….10
H13.05 - .06 Point Scale
Cultural Perfection ……………………..40
Condition ………………………………..35
Quality of Bloom ……………………….25
H13.07 Point Scale
Cultural Perfection ……………………………40
Ornamental Value (shape, texture, color) ….40
Grooming ………………………………………20
CLASS H18 NEW GENERATION
Plant propagated by the Exhibitor. Must be accompanied by a white 4x6 index card stating
method and date of propagation.
H18.01 New Generation, grown from a cutting (stem, leaf or root)
H18.02 New Generation, grown from a seed.
H18.03 New Generation, other.
H18.04 New Generation, grown from a seed, seeds provided by ABG.
Children’s class - exhibitors must be under age 18
H18 Point Scale
Cultural Perfection ……………………………..50
Distinction ……………………………………….20
Propagation Difficulty ………………………….20
Propagation Information ………………………10
CLASS H22 SUCCULENT CLASSES
H22.01 Succulents, Crassula Family, Old World.
H22.02 Succulents, Crassula Family, New World.
H22.03 Succulents, Euphorbia Family, Madagascar endemics.
H22.04 Succulents, Euphorbia Family, Non-Madagascar endemics.
H22.05 Succulents, Aloe Family
H22.06 Succulents, Agave Family
H22.07 Succulents, any family other than Crassula, Euphorbia, Aloe or Agave
H22.08 Succulents, Caudiciform, dormant and active allowed.
H22.09 Succulents, any exhibits grown outside in Zones 5 through 8a (that have
historically endured freezing temperature)
H22.10 Succulents, Cactus, spherical type.
H22.11 Succulents, Cactus, columnar type.
H22.12 Succulents, Cactus, epiphytic type.
H22.13 Succulents, a collection of 3 or more plants in a single container
H22.01 - .08, .10-.12 Point Scale
Cultural Perfection …………………………..55
Distinction …………………………………….15
Color Effect Form (According to variety) ….10
Rarity ………………………………………….10
H22.09 Point Scale
Cultural Perfection ……………………….…..60
Distinction ……………………………………..15
Form (According to Variety) …………………15
Rarity …………………………………………..10
H22.13 Point Scale
Cultural Perfection ……………………………40
Distinction & Design ………………………….25
Color Effect ……………………………………25
Grooming ………………………………….……5
Suitable Labeling ………………………………5

If you have any questions or concerns - please contact:
Horticulture Chair Ozzie Johnson 678-938-3072
Horticulture Advisors Lane Courts 404-593-7949; lanecourts@gmail.com
Ron Determann 404-217-9535
Kathy Hendricks 404-307-1784
Ginger Molloy 404-218-3384; g_molloy@bellsouth.net
Scott Offen 404-427-5108
Lisa Bartlett Skaggs 678-296-7183; lskaggs@kennesaw-ga.gov
Mike Wenzel 404-488-6124; mwenzel@atlantabg.org

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