April 2019 Horticulture Classes
Entries accepted between 8:45 and 9:30 a.m. NO ENTRY WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 9:30 a.m.
Note: Classes will be subdivided when three or more specimens of the same species, cultivars or varieties are entered.
CLASS 1 NARCISSUS
Exhibitor is responsible for the correct identification of her entries, both the cultivar and the RHS division (a list of RHS classifications is on the SBGC website)
1a. a single stem
1b. 3 stems of one cultivar
1c. miniature, one stem
1d. 3 stems of one miniature cultivar
1e. unnamed. One entry per member permitted. Put word ‘species’ on entry card for the cultivar. Must put RHS classification.
CLASS 2 OTHER BULBS
2a. Tulipa - single stem
2b. Other hardy garden bulb, single stem
CLASS 3 CORMS, RHIZOMES OR TUBERS IN BLOOM; one stem.Examples are Crocus, Arisaemas (Jackin the Pulpit), Bearded Iris, Anemones or Lily of the Valley.
CLASS 4 FLOWERINGBRANCHES(not to exceed 24” length, measured from lip of container to tip of branch)
4a. Flowering Shrub, one stem
4b. Flowering Tree, one stem
CLASS 5 PERENNIALS
5a. One flowering stem
5b. One stem grown primarily for foliage
CLASS 6 NATIVE PLANTS GROWN IN NJ
6a. One flowering stem
6b. One foliage stem
6c. One flowering branch, tree or shrub (may not exceed 24” length from lip of container to tip of branch)
CLASS 7 EVERGREEN BRANCHES (not to exceed 24” length from lip of container to tip of branch)
One branch. May be from a tree or a shrub, may have berries, pine cones, etc., but not flowering.
CLASS 8 CONTAINER CLASS: PROPAGATION
Note: To be judged with par judging (See definition below under par class)
8a. A single house plant
8b. A single perennial
8c. A single shrub
8d. A native plant
8e. A sustainably grown propagated plant. Grown without pesticides, with organic potting soil, and only fertilized with compost or an organic fertilizer.
Please complete a GCA propagation card found on SBGC website for each entry.
Shown in a pot no larger than 10” in diameter, preferably terra cotta, without a saucer, discreet staking
and top dressing permitted.
Note: Limited to plants which have not received a blue ribbon in any hort show
CLASS 9 PAR. An exhibit of outstanding horticultural merit which does not qualify for entry elsewhere in the
horticulture division. Each exhibit is judged against perfection. Minimum ownership of 6 months is required.
Par judging: Instead of being judged against each other, in par classes each exhibit is judged individually using a scale of points. With this scoring it’s theoretically possible each entry could get a first!
-90 -100 first; blue
-85 -89 second; red
-80 -84 yellow; third
-In par judging there are no HMs