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Horticulture

Division 1 -Horticulture Rules

The 106th Annual Seattle Rose Show was held at MarketPlace @ Factoria (formerly Factoria Mall)  in Bellevue, Washington on Saturday June 15, 2019. The preparation area opened at 6:30 a.m. All entries were between 6:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 15th. Judging began at 10:15 a.m. Entries may not be removed before 4:00 p.m., Sunday, June 16th except by the Show Chairman or designated members of the Show Committee. All entries in the horticulture division become the property of the Show Committee at the close of entry.

All questions relating to interpretation of rules regarding judging are subject to the discretion of the Chairman of Judges.

The Rose Show will be governed by the rules, regulations, and guidelines of the American Rose Society, as set forth in the Guidelines for Judging Roses. Roses must be exhibited with an ARS exhibition name (AEN). Names may be verified in the following official recognized sources:

• Official List of Approved Exhibition Names for Exhibitors and Judges
• Modern Roses
• Handbook for Selecting Roses
• American Rose Magazine Rose Registrations page
• ARS Website Recent Rose Registrations
• Combined Rose List (CRL)

The most recent ARS publication will take precedence. In cases where a variety is not listed in any of the above ARS official publications, the CRL may be used as a reference. The primary name shown in the CRL will be considered a temporary AEN until the variety is included in one of the ARS publications. In the event there is a conflict regarding name, class, color or other pertinent information between the CRL and ARS publication, the ARS publication will prevail.

All entries must be grown in the exhibitor’s private outdoor garden by the exhibitor and be correctly named and classified.

Pacific Northwest District entry tags will be available at the Rose Show. Every entry (vase) requires an entry tag. Challenge classes consisting of specimens in separate containers must have an entry tag for each container, with the variety therein correctly named. The Show Committee will furnish all containers, for all classes, unless otherwise specified in this schedule. All vases including large and small English Boxes, picture frames, and photo mattes will be on a first come basis.

This is a varietal (alphabetical) show. With the exception of Challenge Classes, each specimen will be entered alphabetically according to the first letter in the first name of the variety; e.g., Helmut Schmidt will be entered in the H section. Each variety in each class will constitute a separate class to be judged separately. Exhibitors may make as many entries as desired in each class unless otherwise specified in the show schedule for specific classes.

Exhibitors may only use green Styrofoam or rose material as wedging to position a specimen in its container. The Seattle Rose Society will provide green Styrofoam material. Exhibitors are encouraged to keep the wedging material from protruding above the lip of the vase. A judge may penalize an entry if wedging material extends above the top of the vase according to its degree of distraction.

Entries receiving ribbons will be so designated with colored dots for first, second, and third in each class including challenge classes. Entries displayed on the trophy table will be affixed with SRS rosettes. All those who desire ribbons for their winning entries must request them from the Registration Table by filling out an envelope and the ribbons will be mailed to the exhibitor after the rose show. Trophies will be given at the discretion of the judges. All trophy winners must have won a blue ribbon in their class. If an entry is not of trophy quality, the award will be withheld. The decision of the judges is final unless the check committee discovers a violation of show rules.

Entries will be disqualified if they are misnamed, mis-classed, unlabeled or mislabeled, exhibited stem-on-stem (with the exception of OGR’s and shrubs), show the presence of a foreign substance, are not disbudded (for 1-bloom-per-stem specimens), or are otherwise in violation of the rules of the show.

Trophies will be awarded at 2:00 p.m., Saturday June 15th. Winners should be present or make arrangements for the acceptance of their awards. Any awards/trophies unclaimed on June 9th become the property of the Seattle Rose Society.

Blue ribbon specimens in the Junior, Novice and Small Garden sections are eligible for the Courts of Honor. Best in show is selected from single container trophy winners.

The Show Committee, Seattle Rose Society, and MarketPlace @ Factoria shall not be liable for loss or damage to entries, containers, property, or for injury to persons attending the rose show. By entering in the 2021 Seattle Rose Show, exhibitors agree that they will hold the Show Committee, Seattle Rose Society, and MarketPlace @ Factoria harmless from any such loss or damage arising out of that exhibitor’s participation.

Horticulture Classes

Open to all exhibitors

All classes are staged and judged alphabetically. All specimens must be exhibited under their approved ARS Exhibition Name (AEN).

Section A Hybrid Teas, Grandifloras, Floribundas, their Climbing Sports, and Climbers

Class 1. One (1) bloom per stem hybrid tea, grandiflora, or floribunda at exhibition stage.

Class 2. Vase of three (3) stems, same variety, one bloom per stem, HT, GR, or FL at exhibition stage.

Class 3. One (1) bloom per stem, fully open HT / GR / FL. Stamens Must Be Visible.

Class 4. One (1) spray, hybrid tea or grandiflora.

Class 5. One (1) stem of any variety classed as a large flowered climber (LCl), Hybrid Wichuranas, or Hybrid Gigantea.

Section B Floribundas and Polyanthas

Class 6.  One (1) spray floribunda.

Class 7. Three (3) sprays floribunda, one variety.

Class 8. One (1) spray polyantha.

 Section C Shrubs and Old Garden Roses

Class 9.  One (1) stem of “classic” shrub rose, to include Hybrid Musks, Hybrid Rugosas, Hybrid Kordesii, and Hybrid Moyesii.

Class 10. One (1) stem of “modern” shrub rose, to include any shrub variety (S) not included in Class 9.

Class 11. Vase of three (3) stems, same or different varieties, classic or modern shrub.

Class 12. One (1) stem, any species (Sp) rose.

Class 13. One (1) stem, any OGR introduced prior to 1867.

Class 14. One (1) stem, any OGR introduced in 1867 or after.

 Section D Miniature and Miniflora Roses

Class 15. One (1) bloom per stem miniature

Class 16. One (1) bloom per stem miniflora

Class 17. Three (3) stems, one variety, one bloom per stem, miniature or miniflora.

Class 18. One (1) bloom per stem, fully open miniature or miniflora. Stamens must be visible.

Class 19. One (1) spray, miniature or miniflora.

Class 20. Single bloom (4 to 8 petals). One (1) bloom per stem, miniature or miniflora.

Section E Novice

Any individual who has never won a trophy in any rose show.

Class 21. One (1) bloom per stem hybrid tea, grandiflora, or floribunda.

Class 22. One (1) bloom per stem, miniature or miniflora.

Class 23. One (1) spray, any rose type.

Class 24. One (1) stem, OGR, shrub, or climber.

Section F Small Garden

Open to any exhibitor who grows 50 rose bushes or less including miniature/miniflora.

Class 25. One (1) bloom per stem hybrid tea, grandiflora, or floribunda.

Class 26. One (1) bloom per stem, miniature or miniflora.

Class 27. One (1) spray, any rose type.

Class 28. One (1) stem, OGR, shrub, or climber.

Section G Juniors

Open to all individuals 18 years of age or younger. Juniors must grow and prepare their own entries. Juniors may also exhibit in other sections of this show, except the Novice & Small Garden Section. 

Class 29. One (1) bloom per stem hybrid tea, grandiflora, or floribunda.

Class 30. One (1) bloom per stem, miniature or miniflora.

Class 31. One (1) spray, any rose type.

Class 32. One (1) stem, OGR, shrub, or climber.

Section H Seedlings and Sports

Class 33a. Any seedling hybridized by the exhibitor, grown from a seed that has never been named, registered or patented and is not on the market for sale at the time of this rose show. An exhibitor may enter more than one seedling, but no more than 10 entries per exhibitor.

Class 33b. Any sport discovered by the exhibitor that has never been named, registered or patented and is not on the market for sale at the time of this rose show. An exhibitor may enter more than one sport, but no more than 10 entries per exhibitor.