Naming and Registering New Cultivars

Naming and Registering New Cultivars

Instructions for registering a new camellia cultivar.

Camellia Cultivar Registration Checklist

Follow these guidelines to prepare your cultivar registration application. It can be helpful to prepare the attachments before starting the online application at the link located at the bottom of the page.


Information about the plant is needed to complete the application.
1.   The plant must have bloomed at least four seasons and be unique.
2.    What type of camellia is it? (japonica, sasanqua, hybrid, reticulate, or other)
3.    Is it a controlled cross, chance seedling or a mutation?
4.    What is the bloom form? (single, semidouble, anemone, full peony, loose peony, rose form double and formal double)
5.    What is the bloom color? What is the bloom size?
6.    What is the growth habit of the plant?
7.    What is the leaf size color and serration?
 
 
Four photographs must accompany the application.
1.    Frontal view of the bloom.     Front View Sample Image
2.    Profile view of the bloom.      Profile View Sample Image
3.    Growth habit of the plant.      Plant View Sample Image
4.    Frontal view with ruler.          Front View With Ruler Sample Image

 
Applicant, originator, propagator and cultivar name information are required.
1.    The applicants name and contact information.
2.    The propagators name, city and state.
3.    The originators name, city and state.
4.    Proposed cultivar name.
5.    The names of the two judges that are signing off on the cultivar.
6.    Written authorization is required from persons whose names are proposed for the new cultivar. Print the form, obtain the signature and mail the form to the ACS, Attention William Khoury, 100 Massee Lane, Ft. Valley, Georgia 31030.
        Cultivar Naming Permission Form (Word)
        Cultivar Naming Permsion Form (Word 97)
        Cultivar Naming Permsion Form (Adobe PDF)

How to Submit Your Application
1.    Fill out your application using the above information to complete it.
2.    Attach photos in the appropriate boxes.
3.    Press the submit button at the bottom of application.  Please wait for the window to open for the shopping cart.
4.    Pay your $10.00 processing fee.

Click here for the registration form.

 

Questions and More Information

For more information, contact ACS Horticultural Specialist William Khoury, wkhoury@americancamellias.org or call (877) 422-6355.

Naming and Registering New Cultivars