Flowers & Plants Staging

Floral Art
  • For a flower arrangement, ensure the maximum size of the display is 75cm x 75cm.

  • A flower arrangement should contain a very limited amount of foliage, only stems.

  • Petite display should be a maximum size of 30cm x 30cm

  • The petite display should be made solely of flowering stems.

  • A vase or bowl can contain any arrangement of flowers and foliage.

  • Flowers in a egg cup is for over 16's only in this category and can be either wild or home grown flowers.

Event flowers
  • Gents button hole should be seasonal . It can contain both foliage as well as flowers.

  • The bouquet arrangement should be dressed as though it is for a wedding.

  • Corsage should be designed to be worn to a prom, so fresh as well as dried flowers can be used.

  • Ensure the corsage has the ability to be worn around the wrist and secured.

  • Across all categories, 3 blooms of any type and colour can be included, provided they fit into the sub-category

  • Incurve
    These are the giant blooms in the chrysanthemum world. Many of the chrysanthemums in the Ogiku, or single stem, display at Kiku come from this class. Some of the Ozukuri, or thousand bloom, come from this class as well. The florets are loosely incurved, meaning that they cure upward and fold into the centre of the plant.

  • Reflex
    In this category the florets curve downward. The tops of the bloom have a somewhat flattened appearance when they are fully open. Some people describe the flowers as having a mop-like appearance. Others say that the way the florets tend to overlap make the flower look like plumage on a bird. These flowers are not as large as Irregular Incurve but they can still span 4 to 6 inches in diameter.

  • Pompom
    These chrysanthemums have a small, globe-like bloom that is flatter when young and becomes round as it ages. The florets are either incurved or reflex in a regular fashion.

  • Single
    This is a quintessential daisy-shape bloom that you see in many members of the Asteraceae Family. A central section of disk florets is surrounded by single row of florets

  • Anemone and Semi-Double
    Semi-double flowers are similar in style to Single, but have multiple rows of florets. Anemone are similar to Semi-Double chrysanthemums except that they have a raised centre that looks like a pincushion.

    Information taken from the Chrysanthemum society handbook

  • Where multiple stems can be included they can be any type or colour that fits into that subsection.

  • Star and Orchid
    Star dahlias have blooms with a single outer ring of florets surrounding the disc. Ray florets are uniformly either involute or revolute.
    Orchid dahlias have fully double blooms showing no disc and have triangular centres. Ray florets are narrowly lance shaped and either involute or revolute.

  • Cactus
    Cactus dahlias have fully double blooms, the ray florets are usually pointed, the majority narrow and revolute for 65% or more of their length (longitudinal axis) and either straight or incurving.

  • Pompom
    Pompon dahlias have fully double spherical blooms of miniature size, with florets largely involute along their length (longitudinal axis).

  • Single
    Single dahlias have blooms with a single outer ring of florets, which may overlap, the centre forming a disc.

  • Decorative
    Decorative dahlias have fully double blooms showing no disc. The ray florets are generally broad and flat and may be involute for no more than 75% of their length (longitudinal axis) or slightly twisted, and usually bluntly pointed.

    Information taken from the national Dahlia society.

  • Cut Lily category can be any type of Lily, with 3 stems of the same variety.

  • Pot lily, should be presented on a clean pot, with leaves cleaned and dead foliage removed.

Other Flowers
  • Gladioli, should be presented as 3 full spikes, can be mixed in colour.

  • Sweet peas, should be displayed in either a vase on arranged in a fan style, 5 stems of any colour.

  • The rose bloom, should be presented on a short stem with leaves still attached if possible.

  • Asters, 3 blooms, any colour.

  • All plants should be presented in a clean pot.

  • Trimmed if required to look neat and tidy.

  • Cactus with or without flowers can enter.