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North American Clivia Show

North American Clivia Show

Date & Price

Saturday & Sunday, March 21 & 22, 2020—CANCELLED

9:00 am–6:00 pm

Ballroom


Free with Gardens Admission

Out of an abundance of concern for the well being of our guests and community, and in keeping with the CDC’s guidance to practice social distancing, we are cancelling all assembled group activities and events from March 13 through April 22, which includes all programs originally scheduled during that time.

Enjoy hundreds of perfect blooms when the North American Clivia Society brings its annual show to Longwood Gardens.

Show Committee

Kevin Akins, Ashley Clayton, Byron Gwinn, Marc Hamel, David Loysen, Ty Seely, Damon Smith, and Mike Sokolow

Schedule for Participants

Summary of Rules and Instructions for Participants

Summary of Horticultural Classification

Schedule for Participants

FRIDAY MARCH 20

4:00–7:00 pm
Plant, umbel, floret delivery through business gate for entry into the show

SATURDAY MARCH 21

7:00–9:00 am
Plant, umbel, floret delivery through business gate for entry into the show

9:00 am–6:00 pm
Clivia Show in Ballroom; Information table open; People’s Choice voting

12:00–1:00 pm
Lunch on your own

1:30–2:00 pm
An Introduction to Clivia with Q&A Session (Ballroom)

3:00 pm
Demonstration on repotting Clivia and discussion on growing Clivia (Ballroom)

SUNDAY MARCH 22

9:00 am–6:00 pm
Clivia Show in Ballroom; Information table open

9:00 am–12:00 pm
People’s Choice voting

10:30 am–11:00 am
An Introduction to Clivia with Q&A Session (Ballroom)

12:00–1:00 pm
Lunch on your own

2:30 pm
Annual NACS Members meeting in Horticulture Conference Room, and conference call for out-of-town members

4:00 pm
Demonstration on repotting Clivia and discussion on growing Clivia (Ballroom)

6:00 pm
Breakdown of show and removal of plants

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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 the possession of the exhibitor for at least six months. Entries should be clean and free of obvious defects, pests and diseases.
  • All participants and volunteers should fill out the show registration form found on the North American Clivia Society website. The form should be returned no later than February 28, 2020.
  • Official entry cards are required and may be obtained in advance from Ashley Clayton: aclayton@longwoodgardens.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 20, 4:00–7:00 pm; and Saturday, March 21, 7:00–9:00 am. Longwood can accept limited umbels and florets by mail which can be sent to: Ashley Clayton, Longwood Gardens, Inc., Potting Shed, 409 Conservatory Road, Kennett Square, 19348. Limited plants can be accepted a week before the show. Contact Ashley Clayton, 610-388-5487.
  • 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 Category A Division 23 (Umbels and Florets).
  • Classes may be added or subdivided at the discretion of the Show Committee.

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Summary of Horticultural Classes

Please refer to the 2020 Show Rules to help properly classify your entries. The show rules can be found on the North American Clivia Society website. Below is a summary of the classification system.

CATEGORY A: FLOWERING (Plants, Umbels, and Florets)

DIVISION 1: Blooming C. miniata

Group NV & V: Non-Variegated & Variegated Leaves

Classes 1 – 60: Various Classes by Color & Form

DIVISION 10: Blooming Non-C. miniata Species

Group N: C. nobilis
Group G: C. gardenii
Group C: C. caulescens
Group M: C. mirabilis
Group R: C. robusta

Classes 1 – 60: Various Classes by Color & Form

DIVISION 20: All Blooming Inter-Specific Hybrids

Group X: All Known Named Interspecific Hybrids

Classes 1 – 60: Various Classes by Color & Form

DIVISION 22: Display Plants

Group NV & V: Non-Variegated & Variegated Leaves

Classes 1 – 60: Various Classes by Color & Form

DIVISION 23: Blooms (pp. 8)

Group U & F: Umbels & Florets

Classes 1 – 60: Various Classes by Color & Form

CATEGORY B: FOLIAGE (Plants, Berries, and Seeds)

DIVISION 1: Non-Variegated C. miniata

Groups & Sub-Groups (based on leaf length and width)

DIVISION 2: Longitudinal Variegation in C. miniata

Groups & Sub-Groups (based on leaf length and width)

Classes (based on type of longitudinal variegation)

DIVISION 3: Non-Longitudinal Variegation in C. miniata

Groups & Sub-Groups (based on leaf length and width)

Classes (based on type of non-longitudinal variegation)

DIVISION 4: Textured Foliage Forms/Habits in C. miniata

Groups & Sub-Groups (based on leaf length and width)

Classes (based on type of form/habit)

DIVISION 5: Foliage C. miniata Display Plants

DIVISION 6: Foliage Non-C. miniata Species

Groups (based on species)

DIVISION 7: Foliage Inter-Specific Hybrids

DIVISION 8: Berries and Seeds

Groups (based on berry size and number of seeds)

CATEGORY C: Creative Arts

DIVISION 1: Floral Arrangements

DIVISION 2: Photography (4 groups based on photography type)

CATEGORY D: Juniors’ Displays

DIVISION 1: Juniors’ Displays (3 groups based on age of entrant)

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For registering and more information, please visit the North American Clivia Society website.

For any questions, please contact Ashley Clayton at aclayton@longwoodgardens.org