Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society Rose Show



Welcome to the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society Rose Show

At Johns Island Public Library

3531 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC

Saturday, April 28, 2018

1:00-4:30 pm


On behalf of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society I extend a warm welcome to all of the exhibitors and visitors to our Little Rose

Show. I wish to thank our sponsors and supporters, and especially the members of our society who made this show possible.

We have an educational booth set up to provide you with information on roses and their culture.

We also encourage you to visit our meetings and join our society! Our meetings are held the first Sunday of each month, October through May at 3 p. m. at James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Road., James Island, S.C. 29412. Our December meeting is a banquet elsewhere.


Kathy Woolsey, President





Rules for Horticulture Exhibits


  1. TIME AND PLACE. Entries will be accepted at Johns Island Public Library between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 pm. only.


  1. WHO MAY EXHIBIT. All rose growers are cordially invited to exhibit in this show. Membership in a rose society is not required. All specimens must have been grown by the exhibitor in his/her own outdoor garden. Only one person or team may enter from one garden.


  1. ENTRY TAGS. Official entry tags must be used and will be provided.


  1. MULTIPLE ENTRIES. As many entries as desired may be made in each class, provided each entry is a different variety or combination of varieties unless otherwise noted. Duplicate entries will be disqualified.


  1. WEDGES AND CONTAINERS. Plastic wrap or Styrofoam wedges may be used to position specimens, but should not protrude above the container.


  1. Containers No containers will be provided so exhibitors are urged to bring their own. There is a faucet in back of the community room where you can get some water for your container.


  1. ONE BLOOM PER STEM. Entries must be shown without side buds. Except as noted, each specimen should be at exhibition stage. Generally, the exhibition bloom is considered in its most perfect form when 1/2 to 3/4 open. It should be noted, however, some varieties are most perfect when fully open.


  1. PLACEMENT. All entries will be placed on the show tables by the Placement Committee. Entries may be moved as needed by the placement committee. Once placed, no entry may be withdrawn.


  1. JUDGING. Judging for Class 2 (Hybrid Tea and Grandiflora) and Class 9 (Miniature) will be done by an ARS judge to choose the Queen and Mini Queen. Best in Show and the Most Fragrant Rose will be awarded based on votes from the public.


  1. CONTROL OF ENTRIES AND EXHIBITS. All exhibits and entry tags must remain undisturbed until the close of the show at 4:30 p.m.


  1. AWARDS. Exhibitors should make necessary arrangements to claim their prize. Only certificates will be mailed to the winner. Prizes will not be mailed. Only four certificates: Queen, Mini Queen, Best in Show and Most Fragrant Roses and corresponding prizes will be awarded.


  1. RESPONSIBILITY. The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society, its members and Johns Island Public Library will not assume responsibility or liability for damage or loss to any person or property. Exhibitors must make necessary arrangements to claim their vases and personal property at the end of the show at 4:30 p.m.


  1. QUESTIONS. Any questions that arise and are not covered by these rules will be referred to the Show Chairman for resolution.




Division I – Horticulture Exhibit Classes



Class 1. FRAGRANT ROSES. Any fragrant specimen, one bloom per stem or spray, any stage of bloom.


Class 2. HYBRID TEAS AND GRANDIFLORAS – Include single and varieties of more than twelve petals, one bloom per stem, no side buds, exhibition stage.


Class 3. FLORIBUNDAS Include hybrid tea form and decorative form, one bloom per stem, exhibition stage, no side buds.


Class 4. POLYANTHA SPRAYS. Individual spray specimen, two or more blooms, discreet disbudding permitted.


Class 5. TRUE CLIMBER. Exhibition specimen, may be individual bloom or spray. (All climbing Hybrid Teas, Grandifloras, and Floribundas are to be exhibited in their respective counterpart sections).


Class 6. SHRUB, CLASSIC & MODERN. Includes hybrid kordesii, hybrid moyesii, hybrid musk, hybrid rugosa and all roses listed as shrubs (S). Spray or one bloom per stem, stem-on-stem permitted.


Class 7. OLD GARDEN ROSES PRIOR TO 1867. May be individual specimen or spray including noisettes, side buds, stem-on-stem are permitted. Write the date of introduction on the upper right corner of the entry tag.


Class 8. OLD GARDEN ROSES IN OR AFTER 1867. May be individual specimen or spray, including noisettes introduced since 1867, side buds, stem-on-stem are permitted.


Class 9. MINIATURE ROSES. One bloom per stem, exhibition stage, no side buds, varieties of more than 12 petals.


Class 10. MINIFLORA ROSES. One bloom per stem, exhibition stage, no side buds.


Class 11. MISCELLANEOUS. Any other specimen not listed in the above classes including unidentified roses.






Class 1: One bloom, at its most perfect stage, HT, Gr, F of any variety including singles, no sidebuds.

Class 2: One spray, FT, Gr, F, Polyantha, two or more blooms.

Class 3: One bloom of a Miniature or Miniflora, no sidebuds

Class 4: A spray of a Mniature or Miniflora

Class 5: One Bloom of Shrub or Old Garden Rose

Class 6: A spray of a Shrub or Old Garden Rose

Class 7: Open bloom rose(s) of any class, stamens must show.

Class 8: A photo of any rose garden or any rose society activity

Class 9: Abstract or Impressionism: A photo having non-objective design, form or content, of a rose plant(s) or any portion thereof. Does not include abstract arrangements.


Contest Rules:

  1. Contest is open only to members of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society and must have taken all photographs entered. Any contestants who have not paid their current year’s dues will be ineligible.
  2. Contestants are permitted to enter a maximum of three photographs per class in all classes. However, contestants may enter only one photo of a particular variety in ANY class. Photos can be in 4” x 6” or 5” x 7” size but no frame or matting is allowed.
  3. Duplicate photos may NOT be entered in different classes.
  4. The rose photos must be entered with the ARS approved exhibition name. Grooming the rose(s) is encouraged and artificial backgrounds may be used.
  5. Photographs need to be submitted in the following format: class number with the letters a-c for multiple pictures in the same class, last name of the contestant and the approved exhibition name of the rose. An example would be 1a – Morgan – Gemini; 1b – Morgan- Queen Elizabeth; 1c – Morgan – Betty Boop. Tag should be taped in back of the photo. Any text in front of the entry will be cause for disqualification.
  6. Any photographs may be enhanced by the use of any graphic program, such as Photoshop, Elements or Photo Impact.
  7. Any individual who enters this contest give express permission to CLRS to use their photos for educational display at Johns Island Public Library in May. Photos will be returned to contestants in June.
  8. Class 1-7 will be judged 50 percent on exhibition quality and 50 percent on photographic excellence. Class 8 & 9 will be judged on photographic excellence only.
  9. The judges reserve the right to disqualify any entry that does not conform to the stated rules prior to the entries being judged.
  10. There will be Best in Class in each class. The Best in Class winners in each class will be eligible for Best of Contest Award.

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