Our 2022 NETGS Exhibition Show Schedule/Plant Classification List and General Rules are as follows:
The Gesneriad Society New England Chapter Show Schedule September 24-25, 2022 Entries will be accepted on Friday, 9/23/2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Late entries may be received on Saturday, 9/24/2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. only by prior arrangement and approval from the Flower Show Chairperson.
DIVISION I - HORTICULTURE SECTION A - New World Gesneriads in Flower - Tuberous Class 1 Sinningia speciosa species and varieties Class 2 Sinningia speciosa cultivars Class 3 Microminiature Sinningia species and cultivars (leaf blade less than 1" long) Class 4 Miniature Sinningia species and cultivars (leaf blade maximum 2.5" long) Class 5 Other Sinningia species Class 6 Other Sinningia cultivars Class 7 Other tuberous gesneriads (Nautilocalyx,Chrysothemis))
SECTION B - New World Gesneriads in Flower - Rhizomatous Class 8 Achimenes, xAchimenantha Class 9 Kohleria Class 10 Seemannia, xGloximannia Class 11 Smithiantha, xSmithicodonia Class 12 Other rhizomatous gesneriads less than 5" in all dimensions (excluding container) Class 13 Other rhizomatous gesneriads
SECTION C - New World Gesneriads in Flower - Fibrous-Rooted Class 14 Codonanthe, Codonanthopsis, xCodonatanthus Class 15 Columnea Class 16 Episcia, Alsobia Class 17 Gesneria, xRhytidoneria Class 18 Nematanthus Class 19 Other fibrous-rooted gesneriads
SECTION D - Old World Gesneriads in Flower Class 20 Aeschynanthus Class 21 Henckelia Class 22 Petrocosmea Class 23 Primulina species Class 24 Primulinacultivars Class 25 Streptocarpus, subgenus Streptocarpella Class 26 Subg. Streptocarpella, Sect. Saintpaulia species Class 27 Sect. Saintpaulia miniature cultivars with leaf span maximum 6" diameter Class 28 Sect. Saintpaulia semi-miniature cultivars with leaf span maximum 8" diameter Class 29 Sect. Saintpaulia cultivars with leaf span over 9" diameter Class 30 Sect. Saintpaulia cultivars trailers Class 31 Streptocarpus, subgenus Streptocarpus, species Class 32 Streptocarpus, subgenus Streptocarpus, cultivars Class 33 Streptocarpus, subgenus Streptocarpus, cultivars with variegated foliage Class 34 Other Old World gesneriads
SECTION E - Gesneriads Grown for Ornamental Qualities Other Than Flowers: Decorative fruit and calyces are permitted, but no flowers or buds showing color. A plant should have some special quality of color, texture, or growth habit to be entered in this section. Class 35 Episcia Class 36 Episcia with pink, white, and/or cream leaf variegation Class 37 Primulina Class 38 Other gesneriads with variegated foliage Class 39 Other New World gesneriads, species or cultivars Class 40 Other Old World gesneriads, species or cultivars
SECTION F - New Gesneriads: Introductions made within the last five years, but not previously entered in this section of any New England Chapter Show. A white card (not to exceed 8.5"x5.5") must be provided giving educational information such as name of hybridizer, collector, place of origin, any special cultural requirements, etc. Class 41 Species in flower Class 42 Species not in flower Class 43 Cultivars in flower Class 44 Cultivars not in flower
SECTION G - Lesser-Known Gesneriads Seldom Grown or Seen in Shows: A white card (not to exceed 8.5"x5.5") must be provided with educational information such as habitat, source, and cultural requirements. Class 45 In flower Class 46 Not in flower
SECTION H -Trained or Sculptured Gesneriads An educational 8.5"x5.5" white card is required stating what training the exhibit has received and how the exhibit is to be viewed, (all sides or from the front). Class 47 Bonsai, topiary, espaliered, or other style
SECTION I -Collections of Gesneriads - A grouping of 3 to 5 different plants in flower or grown for ornamental qualities, or in combination, (Saintpaulias must be in flower.) Exhibitor must provide a white card (not to exceed 8.5”x5.5”) with identification of plants. In Class 48, exhibitor is encouraged to reflect variety, as this is a consideration in judging. In Class 49, exhibitor must provide a white card (not to exceed 8.5"x5.5") identifying the plants and providing educational information. Class 50 is a grouping of 3 to 5 plants, each from a different gesneriad genus. Exhibitor should depict a clearly developed theme (e.g., different root structures, miniature or compact gesneriads, ornamental qualities, a collection of genera from Asia, Africa, South America, etc.). Class 48 Plants of a single genus either species or cultivars Class 49 Kinship group – Interspecific or intergeneric hybrid/hybrids exhibited with one or more parents Class 50 Multiple genera
SECTION J -Gesneriads Grown by a Novice: A Novice is anyone who has never won a blue ribbon in the Horticulture Division of a gesneriad (including AV) flower show. Exhibitors wishing Novice status for the Horticulture Division may not enter other horticulture classes. Class 51 Gesneriads in flower Class 52 Gesneriads grown for ornamental qualities other than flowers (no flowers or buds showing color allowed)
DIVISION II – ARTISTIC Gesneriads must predominate. Saintpaulia may be used in all classes, but the use of diverse gesneriad material is encouraged. No artificial plant material allowed. Other live and dried material permitted. Plant material is to be identified and supplementary titles or descriptions listed on an accompanying white 3"x5"card.
SECTION K - Arrangements of Fresh-Cut, Dried, and/or Growing Gesneriad Material There will be no artistic/design classes 53-60 for the 2022 show.
SECTION L – Container Plantings of Growing Gesneriad Material: Not to exceed 24" in any dimension Class 61 Terrarium - Straight-sided Class 62 Terrarium - Curved Class 63 Tray Landscape Class 64 Natural Garden – planted on any naturally occurring material (e.g., rock, wood, shell)
SECTION M - Artistic Entries by Novices: A Novice is anyone who has never won a blue ribbon in the Artistic Division of a gesneriad (including AV) flower show. Exhibitors wishing Novice status for the Artistic Division may not enter other Division II classes. Class 65 Artistic entries suitable for any of the classes in Sections L. The exhibitor must identify the name of the class chosen and the plant material used on a 3"x5" white card.
DIVISION III-THE ARTS All entries must have been made by the exhibitor and feature gesneriads in some form. Limit: One entry perexhibitor per class.
SECTION N - Photography: The subject must be identified on the entry card. Exhibitors must provide easels for prints 5"x7" and over. Prints should not exceed 8”x10” and mats should not exceed 11” x 14". Images of gesneriads growing in natural habitats are not eligible for entry in Class 67. Limit: six entries per class. Class 66 Color print of parts of a gesneriad (flowers, fruit, foliage, etc.). Class 67 Color print of a whole gesneriad plant (Gesneriads growing in native habitats are not eligible.) Class 68 Color print of gesneriad(s) growing in a natural habitat. The subject must be portrayed growing wild in an area of the world considered by botanists to be its natural range, not cultivated in pots, gardens, or greenhouses. A white card (maximum 8.5"x5.5") must be provided detailing location, climate, month/year photo was taken, how site was accessed and any other pertinent information. Class 69 Monochrome print
SECTION O - Arts and Crafts Representing Gesneriads: Exhibitors must include a 3"x5" white card describing the medium chosen, techniques, and/or processes used in the creation of the entry. Manipulated photographs, (i.e., montages and other techniques in which manipulation is the principal element) are eligible for entry in Class 72. When entered in Class 72, manipulated photographs must adhere to the same easel requirement and overall print size limitation as stated for exhibits entered in Section N. Class 70 Painting or drawing (an easel must be provided by the exhibitor) Class 71 Needlework or textile (a 3”x5” white card must be provided giving the source of the design) Class 72 Other arts and crafts
DIVISION IV -- COMMERCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL Limit: one entry per exhibitor per class SECTION P - Educational Exhibits Class 73 Exhibit illustrating phases of scientific or historical research or gesneriad promotion Class 74 Exhibit of plant material with educational information Class 75 Exhibit of photograph(s) of gesneriad plant material that because of its seasonal nature or rarity in cultivation is not often exhibited live. A white card (not to exceed 8.5"x5.5") must be provided outlining source, natural habitat, cultural information and reason for suitability in this class. Class 77 Exhibit of photograph(s) of gesneriads growing outdoors as bedding, accent, or container plants. Gesneriad(s) must be identified and additional information included about climate, growing medium, culture, etc.
SECTION Q - Commercial Displays Class 76 Display table with a grouping of 5-10 gesneriads
General Rules and Exhibitors Information 1. Each exhibitor must prepare a list of plants and other exhibits with the appropriate Section and Class numbers to facilitate the work of the Entries Committee. The Flower Show Committee will assist in identifying material unknown to the exhibitor. A computerized entry system will be used. Entry forms will be available from the show chair and on entry day. Exhibitors must complete their entry form to be submitted by or on entry day.
2. All plant material must be free of insects and disease. All entries will be inspected, including those for exhibit only. 3. Entries shall be in accordance with the schedule and must be approved by the Classification Committee. Nonconformity to schedule may result in disqualification.
4. Entries will be accepted only during the hours specified. An exhibitor may request that an entry be accepted for exhibit only. Educational information should be provided where appropriate. These entries, and any arriving after the close of entries, will be placed in a separate area of the showroom for exhibit only.
5. Exhibitors need not be members of The New England Chapter of The Gesneriad Society.
6. All entries will be staged in the showroom by the Placement Committee. Collections and artistic entries may be placed in the showroom by the exhibitor in the space designated and during the stated time for entries.
7. In fairness to amateur growers, institutions may not make more than two entries in each of the Horticulture, Artistic or Arts Divisions of the flower show. The same restriction applies to commercial growers whose employees assist with the culture and grooming of potential entries.
8. Classes may be subdivided or consolidated at the discretion of the Show Committee after entries close.
9. No entries may be removed from the showroom until the show closes. (Sunday, 4:00 pm) All entries are expected to be checked out through the Show Committee.
10. Standard competitive judging, as established by The Gesneriad Society, will not be used for the 2022 show. This is a non-judged show. No awards will be given with the possible exception of a people’s choice award certificate.
11. The New England Chapter of The Gesneriad Society will endeavor to protect all entries, but assumes no responsibility for loss or damage.
Additional Horticulture Division Information l. All plants must be grown by the exhibitor and have been in the exhibitor's care for at least 3 months prior to the show. 2. An exhibitor is limited to one specimen of the same plant per class. An exhibitor may submit more than one entry per class, provided each entry is a different cultivar, unless otherwise prohibited. 3. Exhibitors of saintpauliahybrids are required to respect size limitations as defined by the hybridizer as registered in the AVSA Master Variety List. 4. Exhibitors are permitted to indicate the front of a horticulture entry. 5. An exhibitor may provide educational information on a white 3"x5" card for any entry, if desired. 6. No particular type of container is specified; however, all containers used must be clean. A protective container or cover made of transparent material to shield delicate plant material from dry air or cold drafts may be used for any exhibit requiring it. 7. All exhibits in flowering classes must have at least one fully opened flower. 8. Seedpods or fruit (not spent blossoms) are permitted on all gesneriads entered in the Horticulture Division.
Additional Artistic Division Information 10. Straight-sided terrariums are composed of flat pieces of glass or plastic; curved terrariums have rounded pieces.
Additional Arts, Commercial and Educational Division Information l. All entries must have been made by the exhibitor and feature gesneriads in some form. 2. Entries must not have been exhibited before in any New England Chapter Gesneriad Show. 3. Educational exhibits may be entered by institutions, chapters, study groups or individuals.
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