DefinitionsShow Rules

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A Beginner is a competitor who has not won a First, Second or Third Prize at any previous Show which was affiliated to and judged according to British Fuchsia Society Rules. Return
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A Novice is a competitor who has not won a First ( with the exception of the Beginners Class ), at any previous Show which was affiliated to and judged according to British Fuchsia Society Rules. Return
C
Standard Fuchsia sizes :
Full Standard 30” and above
Half Standard 18” to 30”
Quarter Standard 10” to 18”
Mini Standard 6” to 10”
these dimensions refer to the length of clear stem from the soil level to the lowest branch. Only one support may be used.
D
A Bush is a plant developed on a short stem and free from growth for a maximum of 1½”
E
Size of Pots the diameter of the pot is the inside measurement as near to the top as possible but without including any part of the roll of the rim and the pot should have a distinct taper. Colour of the pots must be Terracotta. Straight sided containers, and shrub pots are excluded.
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A Full Basket must be of open mesh construction and be commercially manufactured. The top must be circular in shape and not exceed 406mm (16”), in diameter – the maximum depth allowed is 229mm (9”) Return

An Half Basket must be of open mesh construction and be commercially manufactured. The top must be semi-circular in shape and not exceed 406mm (16”), in diameter – the maximum depth allowed is 229mm (9”) Return

G
Encliandra , Encliandra species and cultivars may be exhibited in these classes. These may be trained into a bush shape but should retain where possible, their natural habit. Decorative fruit should be allowed to develop as an added attraction, but it is desirable for the plant to have more flowers than fruit. Clean foliage, fresh flowers and fruit, if present, are expected. Return
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Triphylla class, plants in the Triphylla classes must have typical Triphylla shaped flowers and may be axillary or terminal flowering. Each flower cluster should have open flowers as well as buds.   Return
I
All ‘mm’ measurements are approximate.
J
Espalier & Fan class,plants to be viewed from the front, as per B.F.S. Judging Rules
K
For Show purposes, a Fuchsia flower should have four Sepals. It is appreciated that some cultivars habitually throw flowers with more than or less than four sepals and this should not be treated as a cultural fault. Semi-Double Fuchsias for Show purposes, have from five to seven petals in the corolla. These may be shown in the Single classes. Double Fuchsias for Show purposes, have eight or more petals in the corolla. Flowers in Fuchsia flower board classes must have four sepals.
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A Multiplant is a pot of fuchsias, of two or more plants, same cultivar. Return
M
Junior Class ,Age 5 yrs to 16 yrs
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Catch-All Class. This section is designed to allow what are considered the more unusual cultivars to be exhibited, e.g. Interspecific types and cultivars that show uncommon characteristics. More than one plant may be used to produce an exhibit that should present a balanced shape when viewed from all sides.
NB:- This section is not intended for plants that can be exhibited elsewhere in the show, no matter how difficult they are to grow. Seed pods need not be removed.
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Fuchsia Bonsai. exhibits in this section should conform to a bonsai shape, with evidence of training to achieve the desired form. It must be considered that bonsai do not require an abundance of flower. There should be evidence of buds to compliment the open flower. The flower should not overwhelm the exhibit in either size or quantity. The number of flowers open should be in proportion to the size of the exhibit. Any wiring must be unobtrusive.    Return
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Metric Pot Sizes

Where imperial sizes are given in the show schedule, for the diameter of pots, the following are acceptable;

3½" = 9cm : 4" = 10cm : 4½" = 12.7cm : 5" = 13cm : 5¼" = 13.4cm : 6" = 15.4cm : 7" = 17cm : 8½" = 22cm :
A.S.P = Any size pot.