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Joint Rock Meeting, Exeter, 13 April, 2013

This meeting was not quorate
This year, the RHS have drastically reduced the size of all of their plant committees and at the same time have increased the quorum from 7 to 8.  The Joint Rock Committee is unique in having meetings that take place throughout the UK from Aberdeen to Exeter and the membership is similarily distributed. It is inevitable under the new regime that meetings will frequently not be quorate and that was the case at this one, even though everyone who lived within 200 miles of the committee attended.

The following awards are suggestions only. They have been fully documented with plant material and images and will be put to the next fully quorate meeting for discussion.

Fritillaria davidii
Fritillaria davidii Awards:
  FCC (First Class Certificate)
  CC (Cultural Commendation)

Origin: China

Shown by: Brian & Jo Walker

Tulipa cretica
Tulipa cretica Award:
  AM (Award of Merit)

Origin: Crete

Shown by: Jim McGregor

Tulipa neustruevae
Tulipa neustruevae Award:
  AM (Award of Merit)

Origin: Central Asia

Shown by: Bob & Rannveig Wallis

A good form of this species - good open large flowers.

The award would be subject to a cultivar name.

Iris iberica subsp. iberica
Iris iberica subsp. iberica Award:
  PC (Preliminary Commendation)

Origin: Georgia

Shown by: Bob & Rannveig Wallis

A particularly dwarf form of this beautiful iris, but with the usual large flowers.

The award would be subject to a clonal name.

Townsendia sp. "Cottonballs"
Townsendia sp. Award:
  PC (Preliminary Commendation)

Origin: USA

Shown by: Martin & Anna Sheader

Possible Townsendia spathulata

Dichocarpum nipponicum
Dichocarpum nipponicum Award:

Origin: Japan

Shown by: Sarah & John Sutton

also Isopyrum nipponicum.

No award was recommended, but the committee would like to see this plant again.

Coptis omeiensis
Coptis omeiensis Award:

Origin: China

Shown by: Sarah & John Sutton

No award was recommended, but the committee would like to see this plant again.