Show schedule

Ohio Carnivorous Plant Society Show Rules and Guidelines
Kingwood Center: Saturday, June 30, 2012

The plant show is open to any amateur grower. There is no entry fee. All plants must be on premises and registered from 9 am to 11 am on Saturday, June 30, 2012 to be eligible for judging. Decisions will be announced at noon and plants should remain on view for the entire show until 5 pm.

Plants will be judged on presentation and condition of the plant over rarity of plant (i.e. a Nepenthes sanguinea may out-compete a N. hamata if it is pruned, weeded, or pitchering better). Difficulty of culturing will also be considered in final judging.

Plants should be owned by you and have been in your care for at least the last three months prior to the show. It should be known what species, hybrid, or cultivar you are entering; unidentified entries will be difficult to judge and thus points may be deducted. All specimens should be free from disease or pests with dead leaves trimmed off. The “cleaner” the appearance, the better your chances. The soil surface should be tidy; additional plants in the pot other than a moss covering on the soil surface will be considered a distraction from the main specimen and points may be deducted (i.e. weedy Utricularia in a pot where the main specimen is a Drosera binata would be considered undesirable).

There will be five judged classes and one non-judged class (discussed below). We reserve the right to combine, divide, or eliminate classes to ensure a uniform show. Final classes will be determined at 11 am, Saturday, June 30, 2012, after all plants have been registered. More than one entry per class is allowed and encouraged, provided each entry is a different species, hybrid, or cultivar.

Each class will have a Best in Class ribbon winner and Runner Up ribbon winner. Judges’ decisions are considered final. There will be an apex award of Best in Show that will be the best of all of the classes (need not be represented as one of the Best in Class).


  1. Nepenthaceae: Nepenthes (tropical pitcher plants)
  2. Droseraceae and Drosophyllaceae: Drosera (sundews), Dionaea (Venus flytrap), Aldrovanda (waterwheel plant), Drosophyllum (dewy pine)
  3. Lentibulariaceae: Pinguicula (butterworts), Genlisea, Utricularia (bladderworts)
  4. Sarracenaceae: Sarracenia (North American pitcher plants), Heliamphora (marsh pitcher plants), Darlingtonia (cobra lily)
  5. Other: any genus of carnivore or subcarnivore not included above, eg. Cephalotus (Albany pitcher plant), Brocchinia, Byblis, Catopsis, Roridula, Stylidium
  6. Non-carnivore: Any non-carnivore. Non-judged, just for fun/display

The OHCPS nor the meeting venue (2012 – Kingwood Center) will not be held responsible for breakage, theft, or loss of property.

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