Gainesville Show Results - Winter 2023

Gainesville Show Results - Winter 2023

American Camellia Society

Show Results
Gainesville, FL
January 7, 2023

Dr. Clifford Parks
C. reticulata 'Dr. Clifford Parks'
Gainesville Camellia Club
January 7, 2023
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
4700 S. W. 58th Drive
Gainesville, FL 32608

Show Chairwoman - Debbie Ellis
Reporter - Anna Langford

Reporter -
Head Judge/Chairperson of Judges - Jerry Hogsette & Brian Dick

Certified Judges - 3

Novice Judges - 6

533 Blooms Exhibited
1081 Attendees
20 Exhibitors

Gold Certificate (unprotected): 44 Blue Ribbons, Bart Maris
Silver Certificate (unprotected): 34 Blue Ribbons, John Swanson


Best Bloom in Show unprotected:
'Pleasant Memories', Ben George

C. japonica unprotected, untreated:
VLg: 'Ben George', Ben George
RU: 'Trudy George', Ben George
Lg: 'Melissa Anne', Ben George
RU: 'Val Parker', J. D. Thomerson
Md: 'Candy Apple', Sandra Wyche
RU: 'Mary Alice Cox', Ben George
Sm: 'Pink Perfection', Margaret Locke
RU: 'Maroon and Gold', J. D. Thomerson

C. japonica unprotected, treated:
VLg: 'Lauren Tudor', Bob & Gail Reese
RU: No Entry
Lg: 'Chief Arnold Var.', Bob & Gail Reese
RU: 'Holly Bright', Bob & Gail Reese
Md: 'Anita', Bart Maris
RU: 'Tar Baby Var.', Bart Maris
Sm: 'Little Babe Var.', Bob & Gail Reese
RU: 'Miss Lillian', Bart Maris

C. reticulata (Inc. hybrids w/retic parent) unprotected, untreated:
VLg: 'Frank Houser Var.', Ben George
RU: 'Ray Gentry Var.', John Swanson
Lg: 'Larry Piet', Ben George
RU: No Entry
Sm/Md: No Entry
RU: No Entry

C. hybrid (w/no retic parent) unprotected, untreated:
Lg/VLg: 'Cile Mitchell', Bart Maris
RU: 'Taylor's Perfection', J. D. Thomerson
Md: 'Dancing Blaze', Bart Maris
RU: 'Waltz Time Var.', Bart Maris
Sm: 'Night Rider', Ben George
RU: 'Buttons 'n Bows', Ben George

Miniature unprotected:
BB: 'Fircone Var.', Bart Maris
RU: 'Just Darling', John Swanson

Best White Bloom unprotected:
'Snow Swirl', Sandra Wyche

Sasanqua, Vernalis or Hiemalis grown Protected or Unprotected:
BB: 'Spring Festival', J. D. Thomerson
RU: C. nitidissima, Bob & Gail Reese

Other Species:
BB: 'Star Above Star', Larry Sturduvant
RU: 'Shishi-Gashira', Margaret Locke


Best Seedling: 'Seedling', Konrad Hooper

Best Sport: 'My Diane Sport', Jay & Debbie Ellis


Tray of Three-same variety unprotected:
BB: 'Betty Sheffield Coral Var.', Bob & Gail Reese
RU: 'Dancing Blaze', Bart Maris

Tray of Five-different varieties unprotected:
BB: 'Five Beautiful Blooms', Bart Maris
RU: No Entry


Novice Blooms:
BB: 'Herme', Larry Sturduvant
RU: 'Fashionata', Larry Sturduvant


Founder’s Trophy – Best unprotected bloom by GCS Member:
'Frank Houser', Jay & Debbie Ellis

Sweepstakes Award: 44 Gold Ribbons, Bart Maris