CT Rose Society

General Rules and Information

Exhibitors do not have to be members of the Connecticut Rose Society to exhibit in the   show.

Rules of the American Rose Society will be observed for exhibiting and judging.

All entries must be grown outdoors in the exhibitor’s own garden. No roses shall be taken from a public garden. No garden shall be represented by more than one exhibitor.  However, a couple or family may exhibit as a team and they may not exhibit individually

The authority for classifying roses as to name, color, type and eligibility will be the latest edition of the American Rose Society Handbook for Selecting Roses, supplemented by the Modern Roses Database, and the current edition of The Combined Rose List.   In the case of a dispute, the Modern Roses Database information will prevail

Unless otherwise indicated in the rules, an exhibitor may make more than one entry in a class provided each entry is a different variety.   For example, in Class 1 – Hybrid Tea, an exhibitor may enter one bloom per stem varieties such as Folklore, Moonstone and Pristine but may not enter two blooms with the same name, e.g.  two Moonstones.
 
Decisions of the American Rose Society judges are final.  The judges use the following point    scoring formula in evaluating entries:

  • Form………..……….………..25 points     
  • Stem and Foliage………………………20 points
  • Color………………………….20 points     
  • Substance……………………..15 points
  • Balance and Proportion………………..10 points
  • Size…………………………………….10 points

Wedges may be used to give specimens a more erect pose.  However, they must be inconspicuous and may not protrude above the top of the vase. Clear plastic wrap is suggested as the appropriate material for propping up blooms.
 

Show Schedule

Class 1 – Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora – one bloom per stem – Eligible for Queen, King and      Princess Awards.

Class 2 – Floribunda – one bloom per stem

Class 3 – Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora, or Floribunda –one bloom per stem – fully open

Class 4 – Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora Spray:  one spray of two or more blooms.  

Class 5 – Floribunda Spray - one spray of two or more blooms.

Class 6 – Single type rose (5-8 petals) – one bloom per stem or a spray of two or more blooms

Class 7- Polyantha – one bloom per stem or a spray of two or more blooms

Class 8 – Climber – one bloom per stem or a spray of two or more blooms

Class 9 – Shrub – one bloom per stem or a spray of two or more blooms

Class 10 – Any Old Garden Rose – one bloom per stem or a spray of two or more blooms

Class 11 – Novice – any variety   ALSO any unnamed rose

Class 12 - Miniature - one bloom per stem – Eligible for Miniature Queen, King and Princess   
                 Awards

Class 13 – Miniature Spray – one spray of two or more blooms

Class 14 – Miniflora – one bloom per stem – Eligible for Miniflora Queen, King, and Princess    
                  Awards

Class 15 – Miniflora Spray – one spray of two or more blooms