Spring Schedule 2013

Spectacular Orchid Show and Award Ceremony with Plant Sale to the Public on 13th, 14th and 15th of September 2013

Queensland Orchid Society Spring Show Schedule

Queensland Orchid Society Spring Show is held annually in early spring (usually in September)

Held over three days, the 2013 Spring Show will feature Australian native orchids, modern hybrids and exotic species from Asia, South America and Africa.

Expert growers will be available with advice for your orchids.

There will be an extensive range of interesting plants for sale, as well as potting demonstrations, fertilisers and horticultural supplies.

Light refreshments and raffles with great prizes will be available.

For any inquiry about the Show:

We hope to see you at the Show.


  • GRAND CHAMPION ORCHID OF SHOW ― Orchidaceous Products; Trophy (Value $150) & AOC Perpetual Trophy


  • CHAMPION CATTLEYA HYBRID ― QOS Trophy & Cleland Cup Perpetual Trophy


Queensland Orchid Society Show Time

Friday 13th September 8.30pm to 3.30pm

Saturday 14th September 8.30am to 3.30pm

Sunday 15th September 8.30am to 3.30pm

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong QLD 4066, Australia

  • Set up on Thursday 12th September 2013.
  • Benching from 2pm until 7pm.
  • Judging commences at 7.30pm.
  • Plant sales to the public finish 3.15pm Sunday.
  • Members can pick up unsold sales plants from 3.30.pm Sunday, not before.


RAFFLE DRAWN AT 3.15pm SUNDAY, 15th September 2013


Unless otherwise shown, prizes will be Trophies or QOS Vouchers on the following Sponsors to the value of:

1st – $252nd – $153rd – $10

  • Aranbeem Orchids
  • Burbank Orchid Nursery
  • Brighton Orchid Nursery
  • Cedarvale Orchid Nursery
  • Fame Orchid Nursery
  • Formosa Orchid Nursery
  • Gordon’s Oz Orchids
  • Horticultural Solutions
  • K & H Orchids
  • Orchidaceous Products



Cattleya, Laelia, Sophronitis, Brassavola, Rhyncholaelia or any combination only
Class A1 Cattleya Alliance Hybrid Standard Form – predominantly Purple, Lavender or Mauve over 120mm ― 1st Prize – Fame Orchid Nursery – $25 Voucher
Class A2 Cattleya Alliance Hybrid Standard Form – predominantly White, over 120mm
Class A3 Cattleya Alliance Hybrid Standard Form – predominantly Yellow or Green over 120mm
Class A4 Cattleya Alliance Hybrid Standard Form – any other colour including Splash Petals over 120mm ― 1st, 2nd & 3rd Prizes – Burbank Orchid Nursery – Vouchers
Class A5 Cattleya Alliance Hybrid Standard Form – Cluster (Not less than 5 Blooms per stem)
Class A6 Cattleya Alliance Hybrid Non Standard Type – Cluster (Not less than 5 Blooms per stem)
Class A7 Cattleya Alliance Hybrid Non Standard Type – Miniature – Blooms 70mm-120mm
Class A8 Cattleya Alliance Hybrid Standard Type – Miniature – Blooms under 70mm
Class A9 Cattleya Alliance Non Standard Hybrid Blooms
Class A10 Cattleya Hybrid Standard Type 70-120mm


Any Combination of Cattleya, Laelia, Sophronitis, Brassavola with Broughtonia, Encyclia, Epidendrum, Schomburkia, etc. e.g. Ctna., Lctna., Epicat. etc.
Does Not Include Bc, Blc, Lc, Sc, Slc, Pot. etc.
Class A11 Cattleya Alliance & Allied Genera Hybrid – Blooms 70mm & over
Class A12 Cattleya Alliance & Allied Genera Hybrid – Blooms under 70mm
Class A13 Cattleya Alliance & Allied Genera Hybrid – Cluster (not less than 5 Blooms per stem)
Class A14 Epidendrum Encyclia Hybrid – No Other Genus Involved in Breeding


Class B1 Dendrobium Eugenanthe Hybrid (Nobile type) predominantly White ― 1st Prize – Horticultural Solutions – Product to the value of $25
Class B2 Dendrobium Eugenanthe Hybrid (Nobile type) predominantly Yellow
Class B3 Dendrobium Eugenanthe Hybrid (Nobile type) predominantly Purple, Lavender or Mauve
Class B4 Dendrobium Eugenanthe Hybrid (Nobile type) any other colour
Class B5 Dendrobium Intermediate/Antelope Hybrid (blooms 50mm & over measured horizontally across the visible limits of the flower)
Class B6 Dendrobium Intermediate/Antelope Hybrid (blooms under 50mm measured horizontally across the visible limits of the flower)
Class B7 Dendrobium Hybrid not included in Classes B1 – B6


Class C1 Vanda & Ascocenda Hybrid – 60mm & over
Class C2 Vanda & Ascocenda Hybrid – Under 60mm
Class C3 Vandaceous Hybrid


Class E1 Oncidium Hybrid
Class E2 Oncidiinae Hybrid – Equitant/Tolumnia/Zelemnia, etc.
Class E3 Oncidiinae Hybrid – Odcdm., Bllra., Colm., Etc.


Class F1 Paphiopedilum Hybrid Exhibition Type
Class F2 Paphiopedilum Hybrid other than Primary Hybrid
Class F3 Paphiopedilum Primary Hybrid – (Condition – Species Involved are to be Quoted on the plant tag in Class F3)


Class G1 Laeliinae Alliance Species – Cattleya, Laelia, Sophronitis, Brassavola, Rhyncholaelia , Epidendrum, etc
Class G2 Vandaceous Species
Class G3 Paphiopedilum Species
Class G4 Species Orchids Not Included Elsewhere
Class G5 Dendrobium Species other than Australian Native
Class G6 Phalaenopsis Species


Class J1 Phalaenopsis/Doritaenopsis Hybrid – Exhibition type – White and White with Coloured Lip and also Blush type ― 1st Prize – Formosa Orchid Nursery – $25 Voucher
Class J2 Phalaenopsis/Doritaenopsis Hybrid – Exhibition type – Pink, Lavender, Reddish Purple ― 1st, 2nd & 3rd Prizes – K & H Orchids – Vouchers
Class J3 Phalaenopsis/Doritaenopsis Hybrid – Exhibition type – Stripes, all Colour Combinations
Class J4 Phalaenopsis/Doritaenopsis Hybrid – Exhibition Type – Spotted, Including Fine Spots, French Spots, Harlequins, etc. – All Colours Excluding Yellow
Class J5 Phalaenopsis/Doritaenopsis Hybrid – Novelty Type – All Other Colours – Red, Bronze, Blue, Orange and Violacea types
Class J6 Phalaenopsis/Doritaenopsis Hybrid – Miniature Multi-floral type – Any Colour including Spots and Waxy type
Class J7 Phalaenopsis/Doritaenopsis Hybrid – Yellow, Yellow with Spots


Class K1 Australian Native Dendrobium Hybrid predominantly Red, Pink, Purple and Splash
Class K2 Australian Native Hybrid predominantly White, Green and Yellow
Class K3 Australian Native Hybrid other than Dendrobium, e.g. Sarcostylis


Class L1 Australian Native Dendrobium Species
Class L2 Australian Native Species other than Dendrobium


Class O1 Cymbidium Hybrid – Over 90mm – Any Colour
Class O2 Cymbidium Hybrid – 90mm and under Any Colour – (whole plant to be judged)


OPEN TO ALL NOVICE (Refer to Condition 11)
Class P1 Hybrid Orchid
Class P2 Species Orchid

✿❀ FLORAL ART – Open Sections ❀✿

Class Q1 “Vivid and Vibrant”
Class Q2 Corsage

✿❀ FLORAL ART – Intermediate Sections ❀✿

Class Q3 “Peace”
Class Q4 Corsage

✿❀ FLORAL ART – Novice Sections ❀✿

Class Q5 “Flowers by Candlelight”
Class Q6 Corsage

Conditions Governing Floral Art Sections:

No flowers other than orchids may be used. Accessories permitted.

Definition of “Accessories” – anything in arrangements other than plant material, container, background or base.

All arrangements to be in water or water retaining material.

Classes will be judged on: Colour, harmony, relationship between plant material and container, design, distinction or originality, condition of plant material, interpretation of theme.


1. Entries are free and open to all members of Orchid Societies.

2. Entries will be accepted from 2pm and shall be benched by 7pm and available for judging by 7.30pm on Thursday, 12th September 2013.

3. All persons not involved with the judging must leave the hall by 7.30 pm.

4. The Queensland Orchid Society Inc. or its agents will accept no responsibility for theft, loss, destruction of plants or damage of any kind occasioned to plants, either during transport to and from the show venue or while at the show venue. This includes all plants submitted for sale.

5. All exhibits and exhibitors shall conform to the Rules and By-laws of the Society.

6. The Show Marshal in conjunction with the Chief Steward shall have the right to refuse the exhibition of any plant, which in their opinion, appears diseased.

7. All plants entered shall be the property of the exhibitor. The plants must have been in the exhibitor’s possession for the preceding six months.

8. Individual plants may be entered in only one class. All entries of plants shall be in show condition.

9. Exhibitors are responsible to see that all plants are correctly labelled with cards provided by the Society.

10. Although it is the responsibility of the exhibitor to enter the plant in the correct class and place it in a suitable position on the competitive bench, the Chief Steward has the right to determine the class in which any plant may be exhibited; to reject, remove or re-arrange any entry; to combine (less than three plants) and/or establish extra classes if needed.

11. A Novice shall mean any exhibitor who has not won a first prize at any Orchid Show. An exhibitor may win the Floral Art Novice section (3) three times before entering the Intermediate section.

12. An Intermediate exhibitor in the Floral Art Section shall mean an exhibitor who has won 1st prize (3) three times in the Novice Section, but has not won 1st Prize in the Open Section at any orchid show. After winning (4) four first prizes in the Intermediate Section, an exhibitor must then graduate to the Open Class.

13. Plants to be judged in accordance with AOC standards, however, QOS staking and tying rules apply as follows. – Staking and tying to support the inflorescence will be permitted. On all inflorescences, no staking or ties are allowed on or above the pedicle or ovary of the flower. On multi-flowered unbranched inflorescences, staking and ties are allowed up to but not above half way along that portion of the inflorescences carrying flowers and buds. On branched inflorescences, the main branch may be staked or tied up to but not above the uppermost branch. Parafilm or florist tape is not allowed as ties.

14. No third prize shall be awarded if there are less than five entries and no second prize if there are less than three entries, unless in the opinion of the judges and after consultation with the Show Marshal and Chief Steward that the entries are of such quality as to especially warrant the award of a prize.

15. The Grand Champion Orchid of the show shall be selected from the winners of the Class Champions.

16. The Reserve Champion Orchid of the show shall be selected from the remaining winners of the Class Champions plus the second best orchid chosen from the section from which the Grand Champion Orchid was chosen.

17. The Judges Decision Shall Be Final.

18. No bloom may be removed from a plant, even though spent, or plants or blooms interfered with, without the permission of the Chief Steward or other Official appointed by him.

19. No plant shall be removed from the show until the termination of the show. Any plant removed shall cause the owner to forfeit any rights to the prize in that class. Withdrawal of a plant without permission may lead to the exhibitor’s disqualification at any future show.

20. Stealing of blooms or pollen may lead to the initiation of legal action.

21. Photographs may be taken at any time, but not at the inconvenience of the show patrons.

22. Only QOS Members and Sponsors are entitled to sell plants with QOS Members benching a minimum of 2 plants. A maximum of 40 non-flowering plants, unlimited flowering plants and 10 Foliage plants may be offered for sale.

23. Fire Ant Regulations must be adhered to.

24. Acceptance of any Entry shall be Conditional on the Exhibitor Agreeing to be Bound by the Conditions set out Above.

25. The plant sales supervisor, or his representative, will have total authority to accept or reject any plant submitted for sale.

Click here to access the pdf version of the Spring Schedule 2013


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      • Hi, I am a member of qos and found the link in the newsletter, I am pleased that qos is keeping up with technology. I am hoping that younger people become excited by orchids and their culture. This website will do this I am sure, once again well done and thank you


      • Welcome, Gerry, to the new Queensland Orchid Society website! SoundEagle would like to congratulate you on being the first member to make use of the comment area of the website, which can be even easier to use if you have Facebook, Google+ and/or Twitter accounts. Just click on the icon for Facebook, Google+ or Twitter in the comment area, and a new window will appear from your chosen social media service asking you to log in and to approve giving your information to Queensland Orchid Society website. This window is controlled by Facebook, Google+ or Twitter for reasons of security.

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