Holly Sprig Show
With everything being canceled this year due to COVID-19, including our annual Holly meeting, having a virtual SPRIG SHOW will be a fun way to keep us all connected and the sprig show going. For me, the annual sprig contest is one of the high points of the HSA annual meeting. Charlie Anderson once said, “In a contest, people may view an array of cultivars at their peak form, including some that are less well-known or even rare.“ I can really relate to that statement. As a novice, I never knew there was such a variety in the Genus Ilex until I attended my first sprig show. A virtual sprig show will allow us to continue this great tradition in 2020. We put together slide shows that can be viewed through our website, click link below.
Click here to See the Sprig Show Gallery
Download Sprig Show Data - Excel Spread Sheet
NOTE: This is not a competition and there will be no judging or prizes awarded.
Thanks in advance for your enthusiastic participation, Janet Shriver, Joe Corio
Sprigs Committee Co-chairs
Amateur and Professional Division Classes:
- Class I Ilex opaca sprigs (subclasses will be established for males, females, yellow berried, etc.).
- Class II Ilex aquifolium sprigs (subclasses will be established for males, females, yellow berried, variegated, etc.).
- Class III Ilex crenata sprigs (subclasses will be established for males, females, variegated, etc.).
- Class IV Ilex cornuta sprigs (subclasses will be established for males, females, etc.).
- Class V Deciduous holly species (subclasses will be established for Ilex verticillata, Ilex decidua, and any other deciduous holly including interspecific hybrids).
- Class VI Miscellaneous species.
- Class VII Interspecific hybrids (named varieties and unnamed selections).
- Class VIII Novice - Open only to persons who have never entered a sprig into competition before.
- Class IX Collection - Five sprigs of different cultivars and/or different species in container supplied by exhibitor. Class open to amateurs and professionals.
- Class X Arrangement, suitably named, depicting a landmark, tradition, or outstanding characteristic of the site of the current Annual Meeting. Entry not to exceed 24 inches high by 20 inches wide by 16 inches deep. The arrangement must consist of predominantly holly, accessories permitted, and be in a container supplied by exhibitor. Class open to amateurs and professionals.