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2019 Summer Show & Sale

Balboa Park, Casa del Prado
June 1-2, 2019​

FRIDAY - MAY 31, 2019


7am - 8:30am: Bring in Show Plants (out of town participants only)

9am - 11am: Plant Sale - Members-Only

10am - 3pm: Plant Show

11am - 5pm: Plant Sale

7am - 8:30am

9am - 11am

10am - 3pm

11am - 5pm

Bring in Show Plants (out of town participants only)

Plant Sale - Members-Only

Plant Show

Plant Sale

SUNDAY - JUNE 2, 2019


  1. The show is open to anyone who grows succulent plants. There is no limit to the number of entries per class or the number of classes entered, though no entry can be entered in more than one class. All property shall be marked with the owner’s name, not visible to the judges.

  2. Entries must be clean, healthy, pest-free, and dry. The exhibitor must have grown the plant for at least six months.

  3. All entries must have properly filled entry cards and must be entered in the appropriate Division and Class to be eligible for awards. Exhibitors are responsible for placing these items with their entries.

  4. For the best plant grown from seed, the exhibitors must have raised the plant themselves. Plants may be species or hybrids. Hybrids may be exhibited in the class of either parent. Grafted plants will be accepted in any class, though awards for grafts will be selected from Division IV. See 2019 Plant Classes.

  5. Remove Plant Name Tags in pots (except for collections and displays).

  6. Awards must remain with exhibits until the close of the show. Classes with few entries may be combined. The show committee reserves the right to reject plants or exhibits and to readjust entries for the good of the show. Show hours must be followed.

  7. Entries are judged against perfection. The judges’ decisions are final. In the case of disputes and/or ties, the Show Chair(s) or if the Chair's plants are involved, the Head Clerk, shall make the final decision.

  8. SDCSS will exercise due caution in safeguarding exhibits, however, cannot assume responsibility for damage to, or loss of, plants and property. 



  • NOVICE (Fewer than 10 Blue Ribbons won in judged competition. Use GREEN entry cards)                                      

  • INTERMEDIATE (10+ Blue Ribbons won in judged competition. Use YELLOW entry cards)

  • OPEN (Vendors and anyone else. Use BLUE entry cards)

  • NON-COMPETITIVE (Open to anyone who wants to show off a plant. Use WHITE entry cards)



  • Trophies and Plaques are perpetual, except the educational and novice awards.

  • Winners will receive a hand-crafted pot and a certificate suitable for framing.

  • First, second and third place ribbons will be awarded in each class; however, should the judges feel that a first, second, or third place is not merited, no awards will be given.

  • To receive the CSSA Award, two or more educational displays must be entered.

  • Judges, Club President, and Show Chairman will each award two Rosettes to their favorite plants.


Best Cactus ∙ Phillip Corliss Plaque

Best Novice Cactus ∙ SDCSS Plaque

Best Intermediate Cactus ∙ Jürgen Menzel Trophy

Best Epiphytic Cactus Plant ∙ William & Ruth Nelson Trophy

Best Mammillaria ∙ Elibet Marshall Trophy

Best Opuntieae ∙ James & Shirley Berry Trophy


Best Succulent ∙ Ruby Falk Plaque

Best Novice Succulent ∙ SDCSS Plaque

Best Intermediate Succulent ∙ Rudy Lime Trophy

Best Agave ∙ Doris Rake Plaque

Best Aloe ∙ Barbara Jeppe Trophy

Best Bursera ∙ Jeff Harris Trophy

Best Echeveria ∙ Oliver & Sophie Loyland Trophy

Best Euphorbia ∙ Russell & Lydia Evans Cup

Best Mesem ∙ Samuel & Adela Markey Trophy

Best Pelargonium or Sarcocaulon ∙ Wilna Johnson Trophy

Best Sansevieria ∙ Richard G. Latimer, Sr. Trophy


Best Baja Plant ∙ Richard G. Latimer, Jr. Memorial Trophy

Best Graft ∙ Bob & Suzanne Taylor Trophy

Best Mexican Plant in Show ∙ Dudley B. Gold Trophy

Best Plant Grown from Seed ∙ Tegelberg Family Plaque

Rarest Plant in the Show ∙ Terry & Collette Parr Trophy

Best San Diego County Succulent ∙ Julianne Rice Trophy

Best Miniature ∙ Monte & Mary Woodworth Plaque

Best Pachycaul or Caudiciform ∙ H. Warren & Virginia Buckner Trophy

Best Succulent Bonsai ∙ Rudy & Teresita Lime Trophy

People’s Choice Award ∙ Rose D’Attilio Memorial Plaque


Best Educational Display ∙ CSSA Award

Best Exhibit ∙ Reuben Vaughan Plaque

Most Artistic Display ∙ Walter & Hazel Scott Plaque

High Points 25 or fewer entries ∙ SDCSS Plaque

High Points 50 or fewer entries ∙ James & Shirley Berry Trophy

Sweepstakes Trophy ∙ Ronald & Marcia Monroe Trophy

10am - 4pm: Plant Show/Plant Sale

12:00pm: Deadline for Plant Submission to Auction

2:00pm: Plant Auction

Plant Show/Plant Sale
Deadline for Plant Submission to Auction
Plant Auction

10am - 4pm



12pm - 8pm​: Set-up - Sales Area

9am - 12:30pm: Set-up - Show Area

1pm - 7pm: Bring in Show Plants

12pm - 8pm​

9am - 12:30pm

1pm - 7pm

Set-up - Sales Area

Set-up - Show Area

Bring in Show Plants


Specimens, Collections & Displays

Condition                                        70%

Staging                                           15%

Size & Maturity                              10%

Nomenclature                                5%

Educational Display

Educational Value                          80%

Staging & Originality                     20%

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 Jürgen Menzel Trophy

Best Intermediate Cactus

Don Hunt​ - Copiapoa krainziana


Members may submit plants to an Auction to be held Sunday, June 2 at 2pm. Entries accepted till noon Sunday. Owners may choose to donate their plants or retain 70% of the sale price.


Please use the most current classification schedule: Classes 1-116 (except for 44,105 and 108-111) are divided into two pot sizes: 

  • A (width + length = 10” or less)

  • B (width + length = more than 10”)

Only one plant per container is allowed in these classes.

Show Chair: Kelly Griffin

Head Clerk:  Susan Hopkins

Luncheon:  Pam Badger

Sales Chair: Chris Miller

Sales Manager: OPEN


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