The North American Clivia Show and Symposium
About this Event
Enjoy hundreds of perfect blooms when the North American Clivia Society brings its annual show to Longwood Gardens.
Open to the public March 15, 12:00–6:00 pm and March 16, 9:00 am–6:00 pm
Introducing 'Longwood Sunrise'
We are pleased to introduce the first orange clivia from our breeding program at this year's show. Clivia miniata ‘Longwood Sunrise’ is radiant orange with a warm yellow center rising above the dark green foliage. Notably, the petals of the florets are keeling and form a round, slightly fragrant, 9-inch umbel, creating an impressive floral display. Clivia 'Longwood Sunrise’ won multiple awards at ckivia shows as an unnamed seedling, and will be on display throughout the weekend.
Symposium and Show Committee
Mike Riska, Angie Dunson, Kathy Andersen, Marc Hamel, Damon Smith, Koa Kanamee, Alan Petravich, Sarah Hammons, Kristen Pullen
Schedule for Participants
Thursday March 13
Clivia judging seminar conducted by Keith Hammett at Longwood Gardens: Time to be determined
If you are interested in attending, please contact Alan Petravich at email@example.com
Friday March 14
5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Plant, umbel, floret delivery through business gate for entry into the show
Enthusiasts are invited to have dinner together at a local restaurant.
Saturday March 15
7:00 am–9:00 am
Plant, umbel, and floret deliveries through business gate for entry into the show
9:00 am–6:00 pm
Information table open
9:00 am–12:00 pm
Judging (show closed to public)
Show open to the public and introduction of Longwood’s new keeling introduction
People’s choice judging
Lunch on your own in the terrace restaurant in a reserved quad
Sunday March 16
9:00 am–6:00 pm
Clivia Show in Exhibition Hall/Information table open
Keith Hammett: Presentation and discussion on Clivia trends.
Graham Duncan : A history of clivia cultivation and breeding at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden’
Lunch in the Terrace Restaurant on your own in a reserved quad.
Breakdown of show and removal of plants
Rules and Instructions for Participants
- Classes are open to all growers of clivia.
- Exhibitors may make more than one entry in a class provided that each entry is different.
- Plants must have been in possession of the exhibitor for at least three months. Entries should be clean and free of obvious defects, pests and diseases.
- In Categories A and B, containers should be simple, unglazed clean terracotta, or green colored plastic. Wooden tubs are also acceptable. Unacceptable pots may be inserted inside clean pots to hide defects. Top dressing with bark is desirable. Bark will be supplied by the Committee as needed.
- The Committee will supply containers for Categories C (Umbels) and D (Florets).
- Classes may be added or subdivided at the discretion of the Show Committee
- Official entry cards are required and may be obtained in advance Alan Petravich firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 610-388-5487. Both sections of the card must be filled out completely and attached to the entry. Name of breeder may be added following cultivar name. Advance preparation is recommended. The Classification Committee will assist exhibitors in placement.
- Entries will be accepted through the business gate, Friday, March 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 15 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Longwood can accept limited umbels and florets by mail which can be sent to: Alan Petravich, Longwood Gardens, Inc., Potting Shed, 409 Conservatory Road, Kennett Square, 19348. Limited plants can be accepted a week before the show. Contact Alan Petravich, 610-388-5487
Decisions of the judges are final.
Access to the show area will be limited during judging. Only those authorized by the Show Chairman may be on the floor
- The following scales of points will be used in evaluating specimens entered in the show.
|Scale 1. Blooming Plants with Green Leaves||Scale 2. Blooming Plants with Variegated Leaves||Scale 3. Foliage Plants|
|Umbel Symmetry||30||Umbel Symmetry||20||Condition, Balance||10|
|Flower Form and Texture||30||Flower Form and Texture||20||Foliage Qualities||85|
|Flower Color and Patterning||15||Flower Color and Patterning||10||Grooming and Presentation||5|
|Condition, Balance and/or Peduncle Strength||15||Condition, Balance and/or Peduncle Strength||15|
|Foliage Qualities||5||Foliage Qualities||30|
|Grooming and Presentation||5||Grooming and Presentation||5|
|SCALE 4. CUT PEDUNCLES||SCALE 5. CUT PEDICELS|
|UMBEL SYMMETRY||40||FLOWER FORM||35|
|FLOWER FORM||20||FLOWER TEXTURE||25|
|FLOWER TEXTURE||20||FLOWER COLOR AND PATTERNING||25|
|FLOWER COLOR AND PATTERNING||20||DISTINCTIVENESS||15|
The standard system of awards will be used. Only one first, one second, one third place ribbon permitted in each class. More than one honorable mention ribbon may be awarded in each class for worthy exhibits.
|First Place (Blue Ribbon)||Minimum of 90 points|
|Second Place (Red Ribbon)||Minimum of 85 points|
|Third Place (Yellow Ribbon)||Minimum of 80 points|
|Honorable Mention (White Ribbon)||Minimum of 75 points|
|Special Award (Best in Division (Rosette))||minimum of 90 points|
|SPECIAL AWARD (Best in Category – Longwood Award)||MINIMUM OF 90 POINTS|