ACS New Cultivar Registration Form

ACS New Cultivar Registration Form

Lady Ruth Ritter
C. japonica 'Royal Velvet Variegated'

All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required. The form will not submit if any required fields are left blank.

  It can be helpful to review and/or print the cultivar registration checklist before typing the bloom information into the form to be sure that you have all the details at your fingertips.

PLEASE NOTE: NEW ACS RULES passed at the 2021 ACS Meeting in Fort Valley

A) Each Originator is limited to Twelve (12) Registrations per Calendar Year.

B) Each Applicant registering a new cultivar and both of the Judges approving the new cultivar MUST present evidence justifying why this cultivar is unique. This could include statements such as the plant grows better, the flower has better form, color is improved, stamens stay yellow longer, etc.

Picture Requirements

  • It is mandatory that you include at least FOUR (4) color, high resolution digital electronic photographs (approximately 1 megabytes each is optimum - a maximum of 10 megabytes each) with your application.
    • The easiest way is to attach your photographs in the "ACS Cultivar Registration Form" - see below.
    • If you would like to submit larger photographs, you may email them directly to Matthew Israel at Attach each photo to a separate email message to ensure the email server's file size limit is not exceeded.
    • If you prefer to mail photographs, they must be high-resolution, electronic images and submitted on a CD/DVD or thumb drive. Printed photos are not acceptable.
  • Please make certain that two different views of your flower are presented: (1) a frontal view looking into the face (top) of the bloom with NO measuring device present and (2) a side view showing the bloom height.
  • In addition please submit (3) an overall view of the plant showing its growth habit and (4) a frontal view looking into the face (top) of the bloom with a measuring device present.
  • For photograph (4) please include a coin or ruler in your picture to show relative size of bloom.
  • It is requested that you take the photographs in "Landscape" format (an aspect ratio of 4:3 is best).
  • Photograph (1) will be used for the American Camellia Yearbook.
By submitting your pictures to ACS, you hereby agree and acknowledge that you are releasing any right, title and interest you may have in said pictures and you further agree that upon submission, the pictures shall become the sole property of the American Camellia Society ("ACS") and the ACS may use the pictures in its sole and absolute discretion in, among other things, ACS publications, fliers and on this website.

Cultivar Naming Permission Form

Written authorization is required from persons whose names are proposed for new cultivars. You should download the Cultivar Naming Permission Form (PDF) and (1) fill it out and get the appropriate signature, (2) scan the document into a pdf and attach it in the application form - see below. If you cannot scan it, you can mail it to American Camellia Society, Attention: Matthew Israel, 100 Massee Lane, Ft. Valley, Georgia 31030.

Registering Your New Cultivar

Click here to open - ACS Cultivar Registration Form

After you submit your ACS Cultivar Registration Form and pay the $25 fee, you will receive an email from JotForm with the title "We have received your response from ACS - Cultivar Registration" showing the results of what you filled in. If you find mistake(s)/omission(s) in your form, you can click on the link (located on the top of your email - see format below) to make corrections and/or add omissions. Suibmit your form again; DO NOT PAY AN ADDITIONAL $25 FEE!
"Update Data Submission - Edit Submission"

Please make your correction(s)/omission(s) with 3 days!

If you need assistance, please call or email Matthew Israel at the ACS Headquarters. (877) 422-6355 or