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“Cream City Roses”

ARS National Convention & Rose Show

September 10-14, 2021 - Milwaukee, WI       

 

DIVISION I – HORTICULTURE

Rules for Horticultural Exhibits

1. Except as noted in the schedule, competition is open to all rose growers regardless of residence. Membership in the American Rose Society or a local society is not required. All entries must have been grown by the exhibitor in his or her own private outdoor garden. Only one person or team from any one garden may enter a class. Convention registration is required.

 

2. Show workrooms and properties will be available for exhibitors to use from 7 p.m., September 10, 2021 until close of entries, September 11th. Properties must stay in the work area. Challenge and Collection classes may be placed by the Exhibitor anytime during these hours. NO ONE but the exhibitor is to touch a challenge or collection entry once placed by an exhibitor. If more space is needed for an exhibit, please locate the show chairs. Other horticulture entries may be placed from 6:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., Saturday, September 11, 2021. Judging will begin as soon as possible after 9:45 a.m. The show will open to the public at 1:30 p.m.

 

3. The Show Committee will furnish all containers, including those specified for Challenge Classes, unless otherwise noted in the schedule. All entries must be accompanied by an entry tag with Class, Variety, and the Exhibitor (s)’ name. Only the upper portion of the entry tag needs to be completed. However, exhibitors are strongly encouraged to complete the bottom portion to ensure accurate record keeping of results. Name labels, stamps or black or blue ink pen is preferred.

 

4. Entries are limited to one entry per exhibitor for the ARS National Challenge Classes, Section A, Classes 1-18 and the World Federation Rose Society Classes, Section B, Classes 19-30. In all other sections additional entries may be entered as long as each is of a different variety and follows the rules for the section and class being entered. 

 

5. Wedging material is permitted. An entry may be penalized if wedging material extends above the top of the vase according to its degree of distraction.

 

6. With the exception of seedlings and sports, rose varieties are to be exhibited by the recognized ARS exhibition name (AEN). In every case of conflict between these sources the latest one published shall take precedence. The online Modern Roses database is the most up to date ARS publication and takes precedence over all other publications. The following is the list of official ARS publications listing Approved Exhibition Names: Modern Roses, Official List of Approved Exhibition Names for Exhibitors & Judges, Handbook for Selecting Roses and Recent Registrations on the ARS website and the ARS Modern Roses database.  In cases where a variety is not listed in any of the above official ARS publications, the Combined Rose List (CRL) may be used as a reference.

 

7. Judging shall be in accordance with rules and regulations of the American Rose Society, and all decisions of the judges are final. Blue ribbon winners may be eligible for additional awards and/or trophies. 

 

8. Disqualifications: 

  1. A foreign substance applied to enhance the beauty of the entry. 

  2. Misnamed. Rose is not the variety given on the entry tag or an accepted synonym.

  3. Unlabeled or Mislabeled. Entry lacks an entry tag or the exhibitor’s name, a class number, and/or the name of the variety is not given on the entry tag.

  4. Exhibitor’s name visible, if not corrected before the entry is judged.

  5. A challenge class entry that does not satisfy the requirements of the class in which it is entered.

  1. Any entry that was not grown outdoors and/or not grown by the exhibitor.

 

9. Penalization: 

  1. Stem on Stem or Side Buds should be considered a fault in stem & foliage, to be penalized to the degree of its impairment. Anything below the lip of the vase is of no consequence in judging.

  2. Misplaced, Mislabeled, Misspelled. If a rose is misspelled or misnamed judges please take the time to write the proper name or spelling of the rose for the exhibitor. Any rose in the wrong class to be moved to its proper class and that class re-judged if necessary.

  3. Grooming materials (Q-tips, labels, cotton balls, etc.) shall be carefully removed by the judge, or if asked the clerk, before judging begins in that class.

  4. Thrips, Mites, Aphids and other natural things may be blown off by a judge or otherwise ignored unless  patently distracting. The entry may be penalized only to the degree of its distraction.

  5. Wedging material above the neck of the vase to be penalized to the degree of distraction.

 

10. Awards other than those taking place at the awards banquet will be given as set forth in the Convention Schedule on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Rose Show teardown will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2021.

 

11. Neither the American Rose Society, the NCD, CD, IL-IN, nor the Pfister Hotel can be held responsible for damage or loss of any property during this convention and rose show. 

 

SECTION A – ARS NATIONAL CHALLENGE CLASSES 

 

This section is open only to current members of the American Rose Society. When the classification “miniature(s)” is used in any “National Challenge,” it does not include minifloras. Exhibitors are encouraged toindicate their intention to enter these classes on their registration forms.

 

Class A – 1:  NICHOLSON PERPETUAL CHALLENGE BOWL 

An entry of nine (9) hybrid tea and/or grandiflora blooms, one bloom per stem, each at exhibition stage, each of a different variety, exhibited in separate containers. [Width allowed 36 inches]

 

Class A – 2:  J. HORACE McFARLAND MEMORIAL NATIONAL TROPHY

An entry of seven (7) hybrid tea and/or grandiflora blooms, one bloom per stem, each at exhibition stage, each of a different variety, exhibited in separate containers. [Width allowed 36 inches]

 

Class A – 3:  HERB SWIM MEMORIAL TROPHY 

An entry of five (5) hybrid tea and/or grandiflora blooms, one bloom per stem, each at exhibition stage, each of a different variety, exhibited in separate containers. [Width allowed 30 inches]

 

Class A – 4:  NATIONAL PACIFIC ROSE SOCIETY PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY

An entry of three (3) hybrid tea and/or grandiflora blooms, one bloom per stem, each at exhibition stage, each of a different variety, exhibited in separate containers. Open to exhibitors coming from a distance of at least 200 miles from the location of the National Rose Show. [Width allowed 18 inches]

 

Class A – 5:  DR. T. ALLEN KIRK MEMORIAL TROPHY

An entry of three (3) specimens of one (1) variety of any cultivar with exhibition form showing the three stages of development: one bud with petals beginning to unfurl, one at exhibition stage, and one fully open with stamens visible. Entries may be staged in one container or three containers, exhibitor’s choice. [Width allowed 18 inches]

 

Class A – 6:  EARL OF WARWICK URN

An entry of (6) specimens of roses that have been All-America Rose Selections, one bloom per stem or spray, all different varieties exhibited in separate containers. [Width allowed 36 inches]

 

Class A – 7:  WILLIAM H. MAVITY TROPHY

An entry of five (5) floribunda and/or grandiflora sprays, each of a different variety, exhibited in separate containers. [Width allowed 36 inches]

 

Class A – 8:  ANN REILLY MEMORIAL TROPHY: An entry of five (5) one-bloom-per-stem floribundas, each at exhibition stage, not more than two of any one variety, exhibited in separate containers. [Width allowed 30 inches]

 

Class A – 9:  DR. GRIFFITH J. BUCK TROPHY

An entry of three (3) classic and/or modern shrubs, each of a different variety, one bloom and/or spray, exhibited in separate containers. [Width allowed 30 inches]

 

Class A – 10:  JOSEPH J. KERN TROPHY

An entry of five (5) Old Garden Roses, each of which may be one bloom with or without unopened side buds or a spray, each of a different variety, exhibited in separate containers. Species varieties are eligible for this class. [Width allowed 36 inches]

 

Class A – 11:  DOROTHY C. STEMLER MEMORIAL AWARD

An entry of an Old Garden Rose Bouquet consisting of eight (8) Old Garden Rose specimens, each of which may be one bloom with or without unopened side buds or a spray, one or more varieties, exhibited in a container provided by the exhibitor. Species varieties are eligible for this class. All varieties in the collection are to be listed on the entry tag. [Width allowed 30 inches]

 

Class A – 12:  FRED EDMUNDS, SR. MEMORIAL ARS YOUTH AWARD

An entry of three (3) specimens, each specimen of which may be a bloom at any stage or a spray, any classification or classifications, each of a different variety, exhibited in separate containers. Roses must be grown and exhibited by an exhibitor between 10 and 18 years of age at any time during the calendar year in which the show is held.

 

Class A – 13:  PRESIDENT’S TROPHY

An entry of three (3) specimens, each specimen of which may be a bloom at any stage or a spray, any classification or classifications, one or more varieties, exhibited in separate containers. Open to members who grow no more than 50 rose plants. [Width allowed 30 inches]

 

Class A – 14:  ROSE HYBRIDIZERS ASSOCIATION TROPHY

An entry of one (1) seedling (not a sport) bred by an amateur, to be judged according to the standards for seedlings and sports as outlined in the Guidelines and Rules for Judging Roses. Each hybridizer may make up to three entries in this class. [Width allowed 18 inches]

 

Class A – 15:  RALPH S. MOORE NATIONAL AWARD

An entry of nine (9) miniature roses, one bloom per stem, each at exhibition stage, each of a different variety, exhibited in separate containers. [Width allowed 30 inches]

 

Class A – 16:  J. BENJAMIN WILLIAMS MINIFLORA ROSE CHALLENGE TROPHY

An entry of ten (10) miniflora roses, one bloom per stem, each at exhibition stage, either one each of ten (10) different varieties or two (2) each of five (5) different varieties exhibited in separate containers. [Width allowed 36 inches]

 

Class A – 17:  DEE BENNETT MEMORIAL TROPHY

An entry of twelve (12) miniature roses, one bloom per stem, each at exhibition stage, one or more varieties, exhibited in a container provided by the exhibitor. The exhibitor may use floral foam for support. [Width allowed 18 inches]

 

Class A – 18:  GARDEN WEB ROSE FORUM BEST IN SHOW TROPHY

Best horticultural entry on the trophy table. Selected only from single specimen entries, any classification. To be judged by a panel of five (5) judges selected by the Chairman of the ARS Horticulture Judging Committee.

 

SECTION B – WORLD FEDERATION ROSE SOCIETY CLASSES

Eligible for WFRS International Challenge Class Gold Certificate of Excellence in each class.

 

Class B – 19:  Six (6) large roses in a vase, all one variety, exhibition stage. Vase provided by exhibitor. 

 

Class B – 20:  Six (6) miniature or miniflora roses in a vase, all one variety, exhibition stage. Vase provided by exhibitor.

 

Class B – 21:  Matched pair of large roses (one variety - matched for color, form, degree of opening, stem length, and balance and proportion) in one vase, exhibition stage. Vase provided by exhibitor.

 

Class B – 22: Matched pair of miniature or miniflora roses (one variety - matched for color, form, degree of opening, stem length, and balance and proportion) in one vase, exhibition stage. Vase provided by exhibitor.

 

Class B – 23:  Three (3) large blooms, all one variety, exhibition stage, displayed in a bowl of clear water, foliage optional. Large bowl provided.

 

Class B – 24:  Three (3) miniature or miniflora roses, all one variety, exhibition stage, displayed in a bowl of clear water, foliage optional. Small bowl provided.

 

Class B – 25:  American Box: Box of nine (9) large roses, any combination, exhibition stage, no foliage. Boxes are limited. 

 

Class B – 26:  American Box: Box of nine (9) miniature or miniflora roses, any combination, exhibition stage, no foliage. Boxes are limited.

 

Class B – 27:  Mixed bowl: Five (5) or more roses, any combination of classifications, exhibition stage, displayed in a bowl of clear water. Large bowl provided.  

 

Class B – 28: Three (3) miniature or miniflora sprays, all one variety, exhibited in separate vases.

 

Class B – 29:  Rose in a Picture Frame – Multiple Blooms: Two or more miniature or miniflora blooms displayed in a picture frame. Rose foliage permitted. 

 

SECTION C – HYBRID TEA AND GRANDIFLORAS

 

Class C – 30:  One Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora Bloom

One bloom per stem, preferably without side buds, exhibition stage.

Queen, King and Princess of Show; Court of Honor of four additional blooms of merit. Eligible for Hybrid Tea Queen (gold certificate), King (silver certificate), Princess (bronze certificate) and Court of Honor.

 

Class C – 31:  One Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora Spray

Eligible for ARS Hybrid Tea Spray or ARS Grandiflora Spray Certificate, respectively.

 

Class C – 32:  Single Hybrid Teas

One bloom or spray – 4 to 8 petals only. Specimens with one bloom, preferably without side buds. Eligible for ARS Best Large Rose Single Bloom Certificate.

 

Class C – 33:  Fully Open Hybrid Tea, Grandifloras and Floribundas 

One bloom per stem, preferably without side buds. Stamens must show. No 4-8 petal varieties. Eligible for ARS Large Open Bloom Certificate.

 

SECTION D – FLORIBUNDAS AND POLYANTHAS

 

Class D – 34:  One Floribunda Bloom

One bloom per stem, preferably without side buds, exhibition stage. Eligible for ARS Floribunda One Bloom Per Stem Certificate.

 

Class D – 35:  One Floribunda Spray

Queen, King and Princess of Show; Court of Honor of four additional sprays of merit. Eligible for Queen (gold certificate), King (silver certificate), and Princess (bronze certificate) and four Court of Honor.

 

Class D – 36:  One Polyantha Spray

Eligible for ARS Polyantha Spray Certificate.

 

SECTION E – CLIMBERS AND SHRUBS 

 

Class E – 37:  Climbers

One bloom or spray, side buds permitted. Varieties classified as Large Flowered Climber (LCl), Rambler (R), Hybrid Wichurana (HWich), and Hybrid Gigantea (HG).  Varieties classified as Cl HTs, Cl Min, etc., must be exhibited in their respective non-climbing classes. Eligible for ARS Climber certificate.

 

Class E – 38:  Classic Shrub Bloom or Spray

One bloom or spray, side buds permitted, of any rose classed as a Kordesii (Kor), Hybrid Moyesii (HMoy), Hybrid Musk (HMsk) or Hybrid Rugosa (HRg).  Eligible for ARS Classic Shrub certificate.

 

Class E – 39:  Modern Shrub Bloom or Spray

Varieties classed as Ground Cover (GC), English Style (Eng) or Landscape Shrubs (S). One bloom or spray, side buds permitted. Modern Shrub Queen, King and Princess of Show; Court of Honor of four additional specimens of merit. Eligible for Queen (gold certificate), King (silver certificate), Princess (bronze certificate) and four Court of Honor.

 

SECTION F – OLD GARDEN ROSES 

 

Class F – 40:  Genesis

One bloom or spray, side buds permitted, of any variety classed as a species (Sp) regardless of introduction date. Eligible for ARS Genesis Award.

 

Class F – 41:  Dowager

One bloom or spray, side buds permitted, of any variety of Old Garden Rose, not classed as a species (Sp) rose, introduced prior to 1867, including roses with unknown dates known to be in existence prior to 1867. Eligible for ARS Dowager Queen Award.

 

Class F – 42:  Victorian

One bloom or spray, side buds permitted, of any Old Garden Rose, not classified as a species (Sp) rose, introduced in 1867 or after, or with unknown dates of origin after 1867. Eligible for ARS Victorian Award.

 

SECTION G – SEEDLINGS AND SPORTS

 

Class G – 43:  Seedling

Any variety rose hybridized by an amateur hybridizer, that is not registered with a name, parentage should be listed if known. Eligible for ARS Best Seedling Certificate.

 

Class G – 44:  Sport

Any variety rose discovered by the exhibitor that is not currently registered, must put the name of parent from which the sport was discovered. 

 

SECTION H – MINIATURES

 

Class H – 45:  One Miniature Bloom

One bloom per stem, preferably without side buds, exhibition stage. Queen, King and Princess of Show; Court of Honor of four additional blooms of merit, Eligible for Miniature Queen (gold certificate), King (silver certificate), Princess (bronze certificate) and four Court of Honor.

 

Class H – 46: One Miniature Spray

Eligible for ARS Miniature Spray Certificate.

 

Class H – 47:  One Miniature Single Bloom

One Miniature single bloom, (4-8 petals), one bloom per stem, preferably without side buds. Eligible for ARS Single Miniature Certificate.

 

Class H – 48:  One Miniature Open Bloom

One miniature open bloom, one bloom per stem, preferably without side buds. Stamens must show. No 4-8 petal varieties. Eligible for the ARS Single Miniature Certificate.

 

SECTION I – MINIFLORAS

 

Class I – 49:  One Miniflora Bloom

One bloom per stem, preferably without side buds, exhibition stage. Queen, King and Princess of Show; Court of Honor of four additional blooms of merit, Eligible for Miniflora Queen (gold certificate), King (silver certificate), Princess (bronze certificate) and four Court of Honor.

 

Class I – 50:  One Miniflora Spray

Eligible for ARS Miniflora Spray Certificate

 

Class I – 51:  One Miniflora Single Bloom

One Miniflora single bloom, (4-8 petals), one bloom per stem, preferably without side buds. Eligible for ARS Single Miniflora Certificate.

 

Class I – 52:  One Miniflora Open Bloom

One miniflora open bloom, one bloom per stem, preferably without side buds. Stamens must show. No 4-8 petal varieties. Eligible for the ARS Single Miniflora Certificate.

 

SECTION J – NOVICE AND JUNIOR  

 

Novice is restricted to exhibitors who have never won a trophy in the horticulture division of an American Rose Society district or national show. Juniors are under 18 years old. Novice and Junior exhibitors may also enter the other classes as well. Blue ribbon winners are eligible to compete for open class awards.

 

Class J – 53:  One Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora Bloom

One bloom per stem, preferably without side buds, exhibition stage. Eligible for ARS Best Novice or Junior Certificate.

 

Class J – 54:  One Floribunda or Polyantha Bloom or Spray

Eligible for ARS Best Novice or Junior Certificate.

 

Class J – 55:  One Miniature or Miniflora Bloom or Spray

Eligible for ARS Best Novice or Junior Certificate.

 

Class J – 56:  One Old Garden Rose, Climber or Shrub Bloom or Spray

Side buds permitted. Eligible for ARS Best Novice or Junior Certificate.

 

SECTION K – JUDGES

Restricted to judges judging in the horticulture section of this show.

 

Class K – 57:  One Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora Bloom

One bloom per stem, preferably without side buds, exhibition stage. Eligible for ARS Best Judge’s Entry Certificate.

 

Class K – 58:  One Floribunda or Polyantha Bloom or Spray

Eligible for ARS Best Judge’s Entry Certificate.

 

Class K – 59:  One Miniature or Miniflora Bloom or Spray

Eligible for ARS Best Judge’s Entry Certificate.

 

Class K – 60:  One Old Garden Rose, Climber or Shrub Bloom or Spray

Side buds permitted. Eligible for ARS Best Judge’s Entry Certificate.