May 2019 Horticulture Classes

Entries accepted between 8:45 and 9:30 a.m. NO ENTRY WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 9:30 a.m.

                     Note: Classes will be sub-divided when there are 3 or more entries of the same species, variety or cultivar.

 

CLASS 1     SYRINGA (LILACS):(not to exceed 24”from lip of container to tip of branch)

                    1a. Flowering shrub, one stem

                    1b. Flowering tree, one stem 

 

CLASS2     PAEONIA (PEONY):(not to exceed 18” from lip of container to tip of branch)

                  2a. Herbaceous, one flowering stem

                  2b. Suffruticosa (tree), one flowering stem 

                  2c. Other, one flowering stem

 

CLASS 3     RHODODENDRON (includingAZALEA):One flowering branch (not to exceed 18” from lip of container to tip of branch)

                   3a. Deciduous Azalea, one flowering branch

                  3b. Evergreen Azalea, one flowering branch

                  3c. Rhododendron – one truss (stem) Note: Truss should be shown half in bloom and half in bud with one set of                                 leaves entirely surrounding the bottom of the bloom.

                        

 

CLASS 4.    OTHER BRANCHES  (not to exceed 24” from lip of container to tip of branch)

                     4a. Flowering Shrub, one stem

                     4b. Flowering Tree, one stem

                                     

CLASS 5.    PERENNIALS:

                    5a. One stem grown primarily for foliage

                    5b. One flowering stem 

 

CLASS 6.   NATIVE PLANTS GROWN IN NJ: 

                    6a. One flowering tree branch (not to exceed 24” length from lip of container to tip of branch)

                    6b. One branch of a flowering shrub (not to exceed 24” length from lip of container to tip of branch)

                    6c. Perennial; one flowering stem

                    6d. Perennial; one stem grown primarily for foliage

 

CLASS 7.   BULBS, CORMS, RHIZOMES, TUBERS

                    7a. Single flowering stem 

                    7b. Collection of 3 to 5 different stems from different varieties or cultivars, all flowering.

                          To be judged 70% horticultural merit, 20% artistic, 10% nomenclature. 

                   (Examples of corms, rhizomes and tubers include Crocus, Arisaemas (Jack in the Pulpit), Bearded Iris, Anemones or                     Lily of the Valley)  

 

CLASS 8.    ROSES– one stem or spray (not to exceed 18” from lip of container to tip of branch); must be shown 

                    with two sets of leaves. Single stemmed roses should be shown with side buds removed (disbudded). 

 

CLASS 9.    PAR  An exhibit of outstanding horticultural merit which does not qualify for entry elsewhere in the 

                    horticulture  division . Each exhibit is judged against perfection. Minimum ownership of six months is 

                    required.