Queensland Camellia Society Inc

Bloom Competition

Queensland Camellia Society Schedule
Classes for exhibiting in our Bloom Competition

CLASS 1. C. sasanqua to 70mm. Sasanquas come in all forms and all forms are acceptable. 

CLASS 2. C. sasanqua over 70mm.   (Same as Class 1.)

CLASS 3. C. japonica single

CLASS 4. C. japonica semi-double to 100mm

CLASS 5. C. japonica semi-double over 100mm

CLASS 6. C. japonica informal double to 100mm

CLASS 7. C. japonica informal double over 100mm

CLASS 8. C. japonica  formal double

CLASS 9. C. japonica  anemone form

CLASS 10. C. japonica  miniature to 70 mm

CLASS 11. C. reticulata and reticulata  hybrid to 125 mm

CLASS 12. C. reticulata  and reticulata  hybrid over 125mm

CLASS 13. C. non-reticulata  hybrid to 70mm

CLASS 14. C. non-reticulata  hybrid over 70mm.

CLASS 15.  Any other species

CLASS 16.  Any white camellia

Note: C. sasanqua includes hiemalis and vernalis, C. japonica includes higo, rusticana and wabisuke.

These are the classes which we shall use at our Bloom Competition. We use rings to gauge the size of the camellias when judging. To assist you further there is information on our website www.camelliasqld.org.au which lists which camellias belong to what class based on names and the Camellias Australia website: camelliasaustralia.com.au which has photos and descriptions of the flower forms. Note that this site calls the anemone form the elegance form.

A Few Rules: 

1.Only one bloom of a particular cultivar is to be shown in each class e.g.one Otome  in class

2. However, more than one bloom of a particular cultivar may be entered for competition, each in its appropriate class e.g.

(a)  C. japonica  “Nuccio’s Gem” (white formal double) may be entered in Class 8 and/or Class 16.

3. Only those japonicas described as miniature in the International Camellia Register or the Camellia Nomenclature and 70mm or less in diameter may be entered in Class 10.

4. (a) In all classes except 13 and 15, single blooms only are to be exhibited, each on a stem, preferably with two leaves attached, but no buds.

    (b) In Class 13, the cluster miniature-flowered hybrids (e.g. “Fairy Wand”, “Our Melissa”) should be displayed as a small stem, preferably 8cm- 15cm long, carrying several blooms, buds and leaves.

    (c) In class 15, any other species may be shown as a single bloom for the larger-flowered type or as a small stem, for the miniature-flowered type.

5. All blooms must come from plants owned by exhibitors for at least three months.

6. All entry cards must have the name of the bloom on the front and the exhibitor’s name on the reverse.

N.B. Exhibitors are requested to move away from the competition area after benching their blooms. Only judges and stewards are allowed in the competition area during judging.

P.S. I know that it sounds a bit complex but it is quite easy and remember that there will be people there who can help if you require it. Also, showing your blooms is a very practical way of learning more about camellias.

Happy Bloom Competition to you!    Lynette Shailer


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