RULES AND REGULATIONS
At its meeting held in Toronto,
Canada during January 1949, the
North American Gladiolus Council
delegates, representing the gladiolus
interest of both the United States
and Canada, unanimously voted
to establish the North American
Believing that an adequate
system of Registration is needed
to meet the demands of gladiolus
growers and recognizing the fact
that there is considerable confusion
in the gladiolus industry due
to duplication of names, the
following rules and regulations
are hereby adopted for the purpose
of correcting the situation for
the benefit of all concerned.
FIRST: Any cultivar when first
offered for sale, or about to
be offered, may be registered
with the Registrar on compliance
with the rules hereby adopted
for the guidance of the registrar,
and any alterations to these
rules that may be adopted by
the Executive Board.
Any variety registered by
a foreign Society cooperating
with the NAGC shall be considered
as registered by the North American
The objects of the system
of registration are to eliminate.
as far as possible, the duplication
of names and to discourage the
tendency to name and disseminate
cultivars of questionable merit.
The Registry will look in disfavor
on efforts to:
(a) Register names for the
purpose of holding them for use
in the distant future. UP TO
(b) Register names that are
an attempt to capitalize on the
popularity of a cultivar already
on the market.
(c) Register names that tend
to discredit cultivars already
(d) Register names that are
so nearly identical in spelling
or punctuation as to cause confusion.
FOURTH: The Registry recognizes
the principal that after a cultivar
has been discontinued in commerce
in all parts of the world for
15 years, especially when such
cultivar has not been widely
disseminated. the name may be
used again. But, there shall
be a minimum of 25 years from
the time of introduction before
the name can be duplicated.
The Registrar is authorized
to arrange for the cooperation
with Gladiolus Societies of other
Registration is available
to any gladiolus grower or hybridizer
upon payment of the $5.00
2. Applications for registration
must be on the standard application
form BOTH PAGES FROM INTERNET
and accompanied by the current
registration fee in U.S. funds.
3. When the applicant for registration
is not the originator of the
cultivar being registered, permission
from the originator must be furnished
or other acceptable evidence
of the right to register the
cultivar in question.
4. The name of a living person
shall not be used without written
consent of that person. The name
of any person deceased in the
last fifteen years shall not
be accepted without written permission
of heirs or executors. This written
permission must accompany the
application for registry.
5. A cultivar must be given
a name that is acceptable to
the Registry. The following are
examples of names that would
not be acceptable.
(a) Names that are too long.
Not over twenty five (25) CHANGE
TO 20 letters and spaces. ( THIS
IS ALL THAT WILL FIT ON CLASS
(b) Names already in use for
cultivars in commerce.
(c) Possessive pronouns preceding
names already in use.
(d) Any name similar to a name
already in use as to cause confusion.
(e) Names which express superiority
over some other named cultivar,
or which would in any way tend
to discredit another cultivar.
(f) Latinized names.
(g) The Registrar will have
to right to refuse to register
any name that is obviously undesirable.
6. No cultivar shall be registered
under more than one name. Where
the name is in a language other
that English, the registrant
shall include an English translation
of the name when possible.
7. No Cultivar shall be considered
for registration unless there
is at least 25 blooming size
corms (# 4 or larger) in existence
at the time of application for
8. On receipt of an application,
the Registrar shall determine
if it contains all of the necessary
information PARENTS INCLUDED
IF KNOWN and, if not, return
to the applicant for further
9. The Registrar shall determine
whether a name is eligible. as
far as records show to be registered.
The Registrar shall issue and
forward to the applicant a certificate
of registration and cause the
the registration to be published
in a future issue of the N.A.G.C.
10. Questions not covered by
these Rules and Regulations shall
be submitted to the Executive
Board. An applicant for registration
who is not willing to accept
the decision of the Registrar
may appeal the decision to the
Executive Board whose decision
shall be final.
Reprinted August 27, 2009