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Challenge Classes

Only one entry per exhibitor per challenge class. 

SRS 1. Fabulous Five Challenge – Five (5) hybrid tea or grandiflora roses, different varieties, displayed in one vase.

SRS 2. English Box Challenge – Six (6) hybrid tea or grandiflora roses, six different varieties, displayed in a box with rose foliage. Boxes will be provided on a first-come basis.

SRS 3. Old Garden Rose Challenge – Five (5) or more stems of Old Garden Roses, mixed or same variety, in one vase.

SRS 4. Floribunda Color Challenge – Three (3) sprays of floribunda, three (3) different color classes, in one vase.

SRS 5. Shrub Challenge in Memory of Judie Phillips – Five (5) stems of shrub, mixed or same variety in one vase.

SRS 6. The Delicious Dozen Challenges – Note: Oasis used in this challenge class will be without wire cages or similar supporting devices.

  1. Twelve (12) or more hybrid tea or grandiflora roses, one bloom per stem, same variety, in a specified bowl with oasis.

  2. Six (6) sprays or more of floribunda roses, same variety, in a specified bowl with oasis.

  3. Six (6) sprays or more of shrub roses, same variety, in a specified bowl with oasis.

  4. Twelve (12) or more miniature roses, one bloom per stem, same variety, in a specified bowl with oasis.

SRS 7.   Bloom Cycle Challenge – Three (3) hybrid tea or grandiflora blooms of one variety in one vase as follows: one bud showing color, one bloom ½ to ¾ open, one bloom fully-open with stamens visible. The three stems do not need to be the same length.

SRS 8.  Floating Rose In A Bowl – One hybrid tea, grandiflora or floribunda rose of exhibition quality floating in a bowl provided by the SRS.

SRS 9.  President’s Challenge – Vase of three (3) stems, same variety, any type of rose whose bloom appears striped.

SRS 10. Show Chairman’s Challenge – Vase of three (3) sprays, three (3) different types of roses in one vase, such as HT, GR, FL, CL, OGR or Shrub. No minis or minifloras.

SRS 11. Picture Frame – One (1) hybrid tea, grandiflora, or floribunda bloom of exhibition quality, with foliage, displayed in a picture frame provided by the SRS.

SRS 12. Fragrance Challenge – One (1) rose of any variety to be judged 70% on fragrance and 30% on horticultural excellence. More than one of the same variety can be awarded a ribbon.

SRS 13. Miniature Fabulous Five Challenge – Five (5) miniature or miniflora roses, same or different varieties, displayed in one vase.

SRS 14. Miniature Bloom Cycle – Three (3) miniatures or miniflora blooms of one variety in one vase as follows: one bud showing color, one bloom ½ to ¾ open, one bloom fully-open with stamens visible. The three stems do not need to be the same length.

SRS 15. Miniature English Box – Six (6) miniature or miniflora roses, different varieties displayed in a box, with rose foliage. Boxes will be furnished on a first come basis.

SRS 16. Miniature Floating Rose In A Bowl – One miniature or miniflora rose of exhibition quality floating in a bowl provided by the SRS.

SRS 17. Miniature Picture Frame – One miniature or mini-flora, exhibition quality, with foliage, displayed in a picture frame provided by the SRS.