A Model Rose Show Schedule

SECTION A - Hybrid Teas &  Grandifloras

Class 1

One Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora bloom without sidebuds

Queen, King and Princess of Show

Court of Honor of six additional blooms of merit.


Class 2

Three Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora blooms

One variety in one container.


Class 3

Six Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora blooms

One variety in one container.


Class 4

One Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora spray


Class 5

One open Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora bloom

Stamens prominently showing


Class 6

One Classic Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora bloom

Varieties introduced before 1977.


SECTION B - Floribundas

Class 7

One Floribunda bloom without sidebuds


Class 8

One Floribunda spray

Queen, King and Princess of Show


Class 9

Three Floribunda sprays

Any combination of varieties in one container,


SECTION C - Miniatures

Class 10

One Miniature bloom without sidebuds

Queen, King and Princess of Show

Court of Honor of four additional blooms of merit.


Class 11

Three Miniature blooms

One variety in one container.


Class 12

One Miniature spray


Class 13

Three Miniature sprays

Any combination of varieties in one container.


Class 14

One lightly petalled (4-12 petals) Miniature bloom without sidebuds


SECTION D - Minifloras

Class 15

One Miniflora bloom without sidebuds

Queen, King and Princess of Show

Court of Honor of four additional blooms of merit.


Class 16

One Miniflora spray


SECTION E - Old Garden Roses

Exhibitors are encouraged to include the date of introduction and type on the entry tag.

Class 17

Genesis Award

Varieties designated as Species (Sp).


Class 18

Dowager Queen

Varieties introduced prior to 1867, including roses of unknown dates

known to have been in existence prior to 1867


Class 19

Victorian Award

Varieties introduced in 1867 or after, or with unknown dates of origin after 1867.


SECTION F - Climbers, Shrubs & Polyanthas

Class 20

One bloom or spray of a climber

Includes varieties classified as Large Flowered Climbers (LCl), Climbing Hybrid Teas (ClHT), Hybrid Wichuranas (HWich) and Hybrid Gigantea (HG)


Class 21

One Classic Shrub bloom or spray

Only shrub varieties with the family designations, hybrid kordesii (HKor), hybrid moyesii (HMoy), hybrid musk (HMsk) or hybrid rugosa (HRg)


Class 22

One Modern Shrub bloom or spray

Only varieties without a family designation classified as Shrub (S).


Class 23

One Polyantha spray


SECTION G - Miscellaneous

Class 24

Most fragrant Modern Rose

One bloom of any hybrid tea, grandiflora or floribunda, to be judged 70% on fragrance and 30% on appearance.


Class 25

Most fragrant Old Garden Rose or Shrub

One bloom of any variety classified OGR or shrub, to be judged 70% on fragrance and 30% on appearance.


Class 26

Seedling Rose

Any variety hybridized or found by the exhibitor not yet introduced into commerce.


SECTION H - Challenge Classes

Class 27

Cycle of Bloom

Three hybrid tea or grandiflora specimens of one variety showing the three stages of development - one bud, one exhibition form bloom and one open bloom - exhibited in separate containers.


Class 28

Matched Pair

Two blooms of any one variety, exhibited in separate containers.


Class 29

Hi-Lo

One hybrid tea, grandiflora or floribunda bloom and one similar miniature or miniflora bloom, exhibited in separate containers.


Class 30

Parent and Progeny

Two blooms of any variety, one of which is the parent of the other, exhibited in separate containers.


Class 31

Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora Rose in a Bowl

One hybrid tea of grandiflora bloom floating in clear water.

No stem or foliage.


Class 32

Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora English Box

One or any combination of varieties in an English Box.

No stem or foliage.


Class 33

Miniature or Miniflora English Box

One or any combination of varieties in an English Box.

No stem or foliage.


Class 34

Artist's Palette

Five different varieties of any class of rose except miniatures displayed in an artist's palette to represent different colors of paint used by an artist.

Any form permitted.


Class 35

Rose in a Picture Frame

One hybrid tea or grandiflora bloom displayed in a picture frame.

Foliage permitted.


Class 36

Boutonniere

One miniature or miniflora bloom displayed on a lapel model.

Foliage permitted.


SECTION I - Novice

Restricted to exhibitors who have never won a trophy at an ARS show.

Class 37

One Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora bloom without sidebuds

Best entry eligible for Queen of Show.


Class 38

One Floribunda or Polyantha bloom or spray


Class 39

One Miniature or Miniflora bloom or spray

Best entry eligible for Miniature Queen of Show.


Class 40

One Old Garden Rose, Shrub or Climber bloom or spray


SECTION J - Judges

Restricted to judges judging in this show.

Class 41

One Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora bloom without sidebuds


Class 42

One Floribunda or Polyantha bloom or spray


Class 43

One Miniature or Miniflora bloom or spray


Class 44

One Old Garden Rose, Shrub or Climber bloom or spray


Rules for Rose Specimen Entries


 1. Except as noted in the schedule, competition is open to all rose growers regardless of residence. 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.


2. Entries will be received from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Saturday, ____, 200_. Judging will begin at 10:15 a.m. The show will open to the public at 1:00 p.m.


3. The show committee will furnish all containers, including those specified for challenge classes. All entries must be accompanied by a securely folded ARS entry tag showing: section, class, variety name, and the exhibitor(s)' name and address. Only the upper portion of the entry tag need be completed. Please use only pen and black or blue ink; stamps or name labels.


4. Wedges and supports are permitted. An entry may be penalized if wedging material extends above the top of the vase according to its degree of distraction.


5. With the exception of the seedling Class 26, rose varieties exhibited must be entered under the approved exhibition name of the American Rose Society as listed in any one of the following official ARS publications: Modern Roses XI, the Official List of Approved Exhibition Names for Judges & Exhibitors, the Handbook for Selecting Roses, the Rose Registrations column of the American Rose magazine or Recent Registrations on the ARS website. In cases where a variety is not listed in any of the above ARS publications, a listing in the Combined Rose List is acceptable. Classification of all roses shall be in accordance with ARS publications to the date of the show.


6. This is an alphabetical show. With the exception of challenge classes and classes specifying multiple varieties, all roses in each class will be placed alphabetically and each variety in each class shall constitute a separate class to be judged separately.


7. ARS Gold, Silver and Bronze Certificates will be awarded to Queen, King and Princess of Show. ARS Floribunda Spray Gold, Silver and Bronze Certificates will be awarded to Floribunda Spray Queen, King and Princess of Show. ARS Miniature Gold, Silver and Bronze Certificates will be awarded to Miniature Queen, King and Princess of Show. ARS Miniflora Gold, Silver and Bronze Certificates will be awarded to Mini-Flora Queen, King and Princess of Show. ARS Certificates will be awarded in all other classes for which available.


8. During placement, only the Show Committee and Placement Committee will be permitted in the show area, however, exhibitors shall be allowed to place their entries in challenge classes without restriction. During the judging, only Judges, Clerks, and members of the Show Committee shall be permitted in the show area.


9. 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 only will be eligible for trophy awards.


10. Horticulture Division entries in violation of ARS or Show Rules shall be disqualified. Entries shall also be disqualified for the following reasons:


    a. Misnamed, misclassed, misplaced, unlabeled or mislabeled roses

    b. Stem-on-stem (except for OGRs and Shrubs).

    c. Presence of foreign substance applied to the foliage, stem or bloom.


11. Trophies will be awarded on Saturday, ____at 2:30 p.m..


12. Neither the Sponsoring Rose Society, nor the Show Venue, shall be liable for loss or damage to entries, containers, or property, or for injury to persons attending the rose show. Liability of all nature is disclaimed. All specimens entered in the Horticultural Division shall become the property of the Sponsoring Rose Society.


Information for Exhibitors

Rose Show Chairman:

Robert B. Martin Jr.

Mobile Phone: (626) 840-3472

Email: PetRose@aol.com


Show Location:

The Show Location is located at 123 Main Street, Granola, California. The Show will be held in the Main Room located on the east side of the Location. There is ample parking alongside the Room on the east side. This parking area is nearest the doorway for receiving entries.


Preparation and Properties:

Preparation tables are limited and exhibitors are encouraged to bring their own tables for preparation. Specialized properties for challenge classes are limited and all properties will become available at 6:00 am. Entries close promptly at 10:00 am.


Directions to the Show Venue:

Exhibitors traveling North on State Highway 101 should exit at Main Street and proceed East to the Show Location.

Contact RoseShow.com at PetRose@aol.com