Gulf Coast Camellia Society

Show Results Mobile, AL - January 20, 2018

Lady Ruth Ritter
C. reticulata 'Harold L. Paige'
Camellia Club of Mobile
January 20-21, 2018
Show Chairman - Walter Creighton
507 Blooms Exhibited
350 Attendees
20 Exhibitors


Gold Certificate (unprotected): 57 Blue Ribbons, William & Linda Nichols

Gold Certificate (protected): 56 Blue Ribbons, Randolph & Marilyn Maphis


C. japonica unprotected:
Lg/VLg: 'Paul Haskee Var.', Hunter Charbonnet
RU: 'Bobbie Fain Var.', Hunter Charbonnet
Md/Lg: 'John Rumbach', William & Linda Nichols
RU: 'Betty Sheffield Supreme', William & Linda Nichols
Md: 'Magic City', Roger Vinson
RU: 'O. K. Bowman', Skip Vogelsang
Sm: 'Miss Lillian', Hunter Charbonnet
RU: 'Black Tie', Hunter Charbonnet
Mn: 'Men’s Mini', Laura Barnard
RU: 'Men’s Mini', William & Linda Nichols

C. japonica protected:
Lg/VLg: '‘Tomorrow’s Dawn', Randolph & Marilyn Maphis
RU: ‘Oscar B. Elmer Var.', Randolph & Marilyn Maphis
Md/Lg: 'Dick Hardison', Howard & Mary Rhodes
RU: 'Ville de Nantes', Randolph & Marilyn Maphis
Md: 'Bella Jinhua', Randolph & Marilyn Maphis
RU: 'Margaret Davis', Howard & Mary Rhodes
Sm: 'Red Mountain', Randolph & Marilyn Maphis
RU: 'Little Babe Var.', Walter & Alice Creighton
Mn: 'Tinsie', Howard & Mary Rhodes

C. reticulata (Inc. hybrids w/retic parent) unprotected:
Lg/VLg: 'Renee Land', Hunter Charbonnet
RU: 'Fine Pure', Paul Bruno
Sm/Md: 'Bev Piet Var.', Richard & Bette Hooton
RU: 'Tango', William & Linda Nichols

C. reticulata (Inc. hybrids w/retic parent) protected:
Lg/VLg: 'Hall’s Pride Var.', Howard & Mary Rhodes
RU: 'Lee Roy Smith', Howard & Mary Rhodes
Sm/Md: 'Adrienne BOUERES', Randolph & Marilyn Maphis
RU: 'Professor John L. Spencer', Randolph & Marilyn Maphis

C. hybrid (w/no retic parent) unprotected: BB: 'Galaxie', William & Linda Nichols
RU: 'Phil Piet', Roger Vinson

C. hybrid (w/no retic parent) protected: BB: 'Kagirohi', Walter & Alice Creighton
RU: 'Joe Nuccio', Howard & Mary Rhodes

Best White Bloom unprotected: 'Man Size', Roger Vinson

Best White Bloom protected: 'Hallelujah', Howard & Mary Rhodes


Tray of Three japonica-same variety unprotected: 'Tama Beauty', William & Linda Nichols
Tray of Three reticulata-same variety unprotected: 'Flower Girl Var.', Hunter Charbonnet
Tray of Five japonica-same or different varieties unprotected: 'Tama Beauty', William & Linda Nichols

Tray of Three japonica-same variety protected: 'Nuccio’s Jewel', Howard & Mary Rhodes
Tray of Three non-retic hybrid-same variety protected: 'Sweet Jane', Howard & Mary Rhodes


Species- best bloom from cultivar NOT japonica, reticulata, reticulata hybrid, or non-reticulata hybrid: C. chrysanthoides, Vaughn Drinkard

Best Seedling: 'JW#23', Randolph & Marilyn Maphis

Best Sport (Mutation): 'Elaine’s Betty White', Randolph & Marilyn Maphis



1 'William Forrest Bray', Hunter Charbonnet
2 'Fire Dance Var.', William & Linda Nichols
3 'Dixie Knight Var.', Roger Vinson
4 'Redwood City', Hunter Charbonnet
5 'Bev Piet’s Smile', Skip Vogelsang
6 'Something Beautiful', Roger Vinson
7 'Tama Peacock', Skip Vogelsang
8 'Freedom Bell', Ronald Driskell
9 'Buttons’n Bows', William & Linda Nichols
10 'Camille’', William & Linda Nichols


1 'Lady Kay', Randolph & Marilyn Maphis
2 'Elegans Champagne', Howard & Mary Rhodes
3 'Miss Santa Clara', Randolph & Marilyn Maphis
4 'Sweet Jane', Howard & Mary Rhodes
5 'Dr. Dan Nathan Supreme', Howard & Mary Rhodes
6 'Ray Gentry', Randolph & Marilyn Maphis
7 'Meredith Green', Howard & Mary Rhodes
8 'Beulah Hennly', Randolph & Marilyn Maphis
9 'Woodland Manor', Randolph & Marilyn Maphis
10 'Louise Fitzgerald', Randolph & Marilyn Maphis


The Elaine Smelley Trophy - unprotected cultivar introduced by Jim and Elaine Smelley 'Elaine’s Betty', Roger Vinson
The Elaine Smelley Trophy - protected cultivar introduced by Jim and Elaine Smelley 'Linda Griffin', Howard & Mary Rhodes

Antique Bloom (Pre 1900):
BB: 'Woodville Red', Roger Vinson

Best Fragrant Hybrid: 'Sweet Emily Kate', Roger Vinson


Alabama Resident Growers Awards:
The Dolores Oates Trophy:
1 'Nuccio’s Bella Rosa Var.',