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Roses - Schedule Of Points For Judging Outdoor Roses

( Originally Published 1914 )



INDIVIDUAL QUALITIES
Novelty 5
Color 10
Fragrance 5
Lasting 10
Total 30

Form

Shape 10
Substance 5
Petallage 5
Size 5
Total 25

HABIT AND GROWTH

Blooming 15
Hardiness 10
Foliage 10
Growth 5
Stem 5
Total 45 Grand Total 100

INDIVIDUAL QUALITIES

NOVELTY [5]

The conditions to be considered in judging this quality shall be:

1st—With roses of any established class, the Improvement or Distinctiveness of the Color, Fragrance, Lasting, Shape, Size, Substance, Petallage or Stem, with regard to the bloom.

The Improvement of the Hardiness, Foliage, or Growth, with regard to the habit of the plant.

2d—With roses of any new class, the Distinctiveness, Individuality and Improvement over classes already established.

Note.—Any new rose which is to receive an award as a new variety must have filed with the Society under whose auspices it competes, a certified pedigree if same is known, or certificate giving as many facts as' possible with relation to its origin if the entire pedigree is unknown.

COLOR [10]

The conditions to be considered in judging this quality shall be:

Uniformity, both as to shades and markings; clearness and beauty of the color; and freedom from splotches, muddiness and objectionable shades.

FRAGRANCE [5]

The conditions to be considered in judging this quality shall be :

Abundance and refinement.

LASTING [10]

The conditions to be considered in judging this quality shall be :

1st—The lasting of the color of the flower, cut and uncut.

2d—The retention of the fragrance of the flower, cut and uncut.

3d—The lasting of the form of the flower, as a bud, as partly opened, and as a full-blown rose, cut and uncut.

FORM SHAPE [10]

The conditions to be considered in judging this quality shall be:

1st—To consider the type of rose being judged and to compare the exhibit with a rose of perfect shape of that type.

In regard to exhibition varieties, the most desired shape is a long spiral bud, which, as the rose opens, maintains a high pointed center. Roses which are short in bud, and which open flat, should be adversely scored.

SUBSTANCE [5]

The conditions to be considered in judging this quality shall be:

1st—To consider the type of rose being judged and to compare the exhibit with a rose of perfect substance of that type.

2d—The weight or thickness of the petals.

PETALLAGE [5]

The conditions to be considered in judging this quality shall be:

1st—To consider the type of rose being judged and to compare the exhibit with a rose of perfect petallage of that type.

In considering Hybrid Teas, Hybrid Perpetuals, Pernetianas, and other types of roses used for exhibition, first, the shape of the petals shall be considered; and second, the number of petals.

A rose of this type, to score the maximum under this quality, should have approximately forty (40) petals. A single rose shall be one which has from four (4) to ten (10) petals; a semi-double rose shall be one which has from eleven (11) to twenty-five (25) petals; a double rose shall be one which has over twenty-five (25) petals.

SIZE [5]

The conditions to be considered in judging this quality shall be :

To consider the type of rose being judged and to compare the exhibit with a rose of perfect size of that type.

HABIT AND GROWTH BLOOMING [15]

The conditions to be considered in judging this quality shall be:

The length of the blooming season; the continuity of blooms; and the number of blooms produced.

Note.—In judging Hybrid Teas, Pernetianas, and other types of roses which bloom throughout the entire growing season, and which, on account of their beauty and length of stem, are useful for cut flower varieties, a plant which, after the first year, produces fifty (50) blooms should receive the maxi-mum number of points for this quality.

HARDINESS [10]

The conditions to be considered in judging this quality shall be:

To consider the type of rose being judged and to compare the exhibit with a rose of perfect hardiness of that type, noting particularly the amount of winter killing, and the extent to which the variety is affected by extreme heat or other climatic conditions.

FOLIAGE {10}

The conditions to be considered in judging this quality shall be:

1st—The quality and substance of the foliage. 2d—The lasting qualities of the foliage during the entire growing season.

3d—The immunity of the foliage from mildew, spot and other diseases.

GROWTH [5]

The conditions to be considered in judging this quality shall be:

To consider the type of rose being judged and to compare the exhibit with a rose of perfect growth of that type, special attention being given, not only to the vigor of the plant and the number of canes produced, but also to the uniformity and even balance of the growth.

In judging climbers or ramblers, the strength and length of the shoot bearing the blooms, and the branching habit, shall be especially considered. STEM [5]

The conditions to be considered in judging this quality shall be:

The length and strength of the stem which carries the bloom.

In judging exhibition varieties the following points shall be scored:

A plant on which the stem carrying the bloom is 6 inches in length shall receive 1 point

From 6 to 8 inches 2 points
From 8 to 10 inches 3 points
From 10 to 12 inches 4 points
Over 12 inches 5 points

providing that, in each case, the stem shall be of sufficient strength to properly carry the weight of the bloom.



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