Columbia Camellia Show - 2023

Columbia Camellia Show - 2023

American Camellia Society

Show Results
Columbia, SC
February 11, 2023

Frank Houser
C. reticulata 'Frank Houser'
Mid-Carolina Camellia Society
February 11, 2023
Garden Club Council of Greater Columbia Building
1605 Park Circle
Columbia, SC 29201

Show Chairpersons - John and Catherine Maker
Reporters - Betsy Kaemmerlen, Julie Small
Head Judge/Chairperson of Judges - Geary Serpas

Betty Gail Buggeln, Paila Karrh, Penny Scarpucci, Diane Clark, Tammy Williamson, Sherrie Buffum, Marty Clark, Pail Cloessner, Susan Walker, Martha Fisher, Nate Buffum, Paul Greenway, David Elliot, John Fields, Anna Sheets, John Scarpucci, Wesley Fisher, Jim Dickson, Bob Williams

Novice Judge - Sally Seeds

1103 Blooms Exhibited
785 Attendees
32 Exhibitors
0 ACS Memberships Sold


Gold Certificate (unprotected): 40 Blue Ribbons, Paul & Corinthia Greenway
Silver Certificate (unprotected): 37 Blue Ribbons, Marty & Diane Clark

Gold Certificate (protected): 29 Blue Ribbons, Mack & Ann McKinnon
Silver Certificate (protected): 15 Blue Ribbons, Darren Sheriff


C. japonica unprotected:
Lg/VLg: 'Cay McKenzie', Paul & Corinthia Greenway
RU: 'Al Ewan', Susan Walker
Md: 'Bella Jinhua', Nate & Sherrie Buffum
RU: 'Donckelarii', Paul & Corinthia Greenway
Sm: 'Kay Berridge', Marty & Diane Clark
RU: 'Fantasy (South)', Marty & Diane Clark

C. japonica protected:
Lg/VLg: 'Elegans Champagne', Mack & Ann McKinnon
RU: 'Helen Bower', Mack & Ann McKinnon
Md: 'Luisa Ann Lee', Mack & Ann McKinnon
RU: 'Miss Charleston Var.', Mack & Ann McKinnon
Sm: 'Little Susie', Mack & Ann McKinnon
RU: 'Red Hots', Julia Leisenring

C. reticulata (Inc. hybrids w/retic parent) unprotected:
VLg: 'Big Dipper', Nate & Sherrie Buffum
RU: 'Pleasant Memories', Richard & Betty Gail Buggeln
Sm/Lg: 'Valley Knudsen', Jim & Carolyn Dickson
RU: 'TitleTown USA', Richard & Betty Gail Buggeln

C. reticulata (Inc. hybrids w/retic parent) protected:
VLg: 'Hall's Pride Var.', Mack & Ann McKinnon
RU: 'Susie O'Neill', Mack & Ann McKinnon
Sm/Lg: 'Phyllis Hunt', Mack & Ann McKinnon
RU: 'Bill Goertz', Mack & Ann McKinnon

C. hybrid (w/no retic parent) unprotected:
Lg/VLg: 'El Dorado', David Elliot
RU: 'Taylor's Perfection', Susan Walker
Sm/Md: 'Freedom Bell', Paul & Corinthia Greenway

C. hybrid (w/no retic parent) protected:
Lg/VLg: 'Taylor's Perfection', Mack & Ann McKinnon
RU: No Entry
Sm/Md: 'Glenn's Orbit', Darren Sheriff

Best Miniature unprotected: 'Little Too', Wesley & Martha Fisher

Best Miniature protected: 'Gay Baby', Darren Sheriff

Best Sasanqua / Species: 'Dwarf Shishi', Wesley & Martha Fisher

Best White Bloom unprotected: 'Charlie Bettes', Marty & Diane Clark

Best White Bloom protected: 'Charlie Bettes', Julia Leisenring

Best Formal Double – protected or unprotected - Dr. Herbert Racoff & Frances Shannon Racoff Memorial Trophy: 'Alba Plena', Ralph Owings, Jr.


Best Seedling: 'Sarasa - Ni', Betsy Kaemmerlern

Best Sport: (Mutant) No Entry


Tray of Three, same variety (Japonicas or NRH), unprotected:
Md/VLg: 'Ville de Nantes', Buck & Tyler Mizzell
Mn/Sm: 'Maroon and Gold', Tom & Peggy Camp

Tray of Three, same variety (Japonicas or NRH), protected
Md/VLg: 'Mabel Bryan Strawberry', Mack & Ann McKinnon
Mn/Sm: 'Tar Baby Var.', Mack & Ann McKinnon

Best Tray of Three, same or different varieties (Reticulata), unprotected: 'Frank Houser Var.', Richard & Betty Gail Buggeln

Best Tray of Three, same or different varieties (Reticulata), protected: 'Hall's Pride Var.', Mack & Ann McKinnon


C. japonica unprotected:
Lg/VLg: 'Royal Velvet', Paul & Corinthia Greenway
Md: 'Ville de Nantes', Buck & Tyler Mizzell
Sm: 'Kujaki-tsubaki', Paul Cloessner
Mn: 'Fircone Var.', David & Anna Sheets

C. japonica protected:
Lg/VLg: 'Mathotiana', Mack & Ann McKinnon
Md: 'Elaine's Betty', Mack & Ann McKinnon
Sm: 'Sunny Side', Marty & Diane Clark
Mn: 'Baby Bear', Darren Sheriff

C. reticulata (Inc. hybrids w/retic parent):
1: 'Fine Pure', Geary & Bonnie Serpas
2: 'Harold L. Paige', Mack & Ann McKinnon

C. hybrid (w/no retic parent):
1: 'Dancing Blaze', Paul & Corinthia Greenway
2: 'Julie Var.', Marty & Diane Clark


Best Novice Bloom: 'Rev. John Bennett', Sarah Jett

LOCAL AWARDS - Blooms Grown in Midland South Carolina Counties

Best Local Bloom in Show—Richard and Katherine Mims Trophy: 'Betty Sheffield Supreme', Ralph Owings, Jr.

Lg/VLg: 'R. L. Wheeler', Ralph Owings, Jr.
RU: 'Jean's Unsurpassable', Ralph Owings, Jr.
Md: 'Professor Charles S. Sargent', Ralph Owings, Jr.
RU: 'J. J. Whitfield', Brady & Becky Porth
Sm: 'Maroon and Gold Var.', Tom & Peggy Camp
RU: 'Black Tie Var.', Tom & Peggy Camp


Best Valentine Day Award - Donated by Buck & Tyler Mizzell: 'Valentine Day Var.', Mack & Ann McKinnon

Best Antique Bloom - Pre 1900 protected or unprotected Bloom - Donated by Pete & Donna Denton: 'Monjisu', David & Anna Sheets