Schedule Of Classes and Regulations
Third Annual Rhododendron Show to be held in the Armory, S. W. 10th, Portland, OR
May 23, 24 and 25, 1947 in cooperation with Men's Garden Clubs Of America National Convention
1. The American Rhododendron Society show will be held in The Armory, S.W. 10th between Couch and Davis, Portland, Oregon, on May 23, 24 and 25, 1947
2. Exhibits will be accepted from all members of the American Rhododendron Society.
3. Exhibitors of trusses or sprays must register their entries with the entry clerk for proper classification.
4. Exhibitors shall have their exhibits ready by 10 o'clock of opening day.
5. After the prizes have been awarded, nurserymen can expose their trade notices, catalogues, etc., with their exhibits. Notices or other names shown before judging will eliminate that entry from competition.
6. The judges will be at liberty to withhold prizes where the objects are deficient in merit or to award a lower prize should they consider this desirable. A second prize will be awarded if there are three or more entries and a third prize if there are five or more entries. The judge's decision will be final. The judges will take into consideration the beauty, quality and size of the truss.
7. No competitor may make more than one entry in any one class.
8. It is requested that exhibitors refrain from removing exhibits till after the show.
9. Every care will be taken for the protection of all plants, flowers, etc. but the Society will not be responsible for any loss or damage.
10. Exhibitors are requested not to touch or handle other exhibits.
11. Any objection raised by exhibitors must be in writing to the Secretary of the Rhododendron Society not later than 12 o'clock noon of the first day of the Show, for submission to the committee.
12. The term "spray" means a single stem or branch. The term "truss" ' means a single rachis and therefore a cut group of select blooms tied as a truss will be disqualified.
13. All measurements will be verified by the committee.
14. Containers will be furnished by the Society.
15. The President, Vice President and Treasurer will have the power to disqualify exhibits which infringe on any of the above regulations. Subject to the appeal to the committee. Their decision shall be final.
16. "Open", means that the class is open to nurserymen as well as amateurs. Where no such designation is made it is understood that the class is for amateurs.
17. If you have any Rhododendron species or hybrid that does not fit any class. Notify the clerk or Secretary, and the judges will be instructed to open a special class.
1. Group of hybrid rhododendron plants in flower not to exceed six plants. All entries in this class to be grouped as a single exhibit. By nurserymen.
2. Group of deciduous rhododendron plants (azaleas) to be shown by nurserymen, not to exceed three plants. All entries in this class to be grouped as a single exhibit.
3. Group of evergreen azaleas in bloom any color, not to exceed five plants. All entries in this class to be grouped as a single exhibit. By nurserymen.
4. Best group of mixed hybrid rhododendron trusses not to exceed six.
5. Best group of alpine rhododendron plants not to exceed four.
6. Best group of any species plants not to exceed four.
7. Best red hybrid. Single truss
8. Best white hybrid. Single truss.
9. Best yellow hybrid. Single truss.
10. Best apricot hybrid. Single truss.
11. Best pink hybrid. Single truss.
12. Best salmon or orange. Single truss.
13. Best new American hybrid any color. (Never shown at an American Rhododendron Society Show prior to 1947) Truss, cut or uncut. Open.
14. Best imported new hybrid (Never shown at an American Rhododendron Society Show prior to 1947) Truss, cut or uncut. Open
15. One truss of fortunei series or subseries.
16. One truss neriiflorum series or subseries.
17. One truss taliense subseries.
18. One truss campylocarpum series or subseries not to exceed 18 inches.
19. One truss thomsonii series, not to exceed l8 inches
20. One spray of augustinii subseries, not to exceed 18 inches
21. One spray of oreotrephes not to exceed 24 inches.
22. One truss of any neriiflorum hybrid.
23. One truss of any griffithianum hybrid.
24. One truss of any thomsonii hybrid.
25. One truss of any griersonianum hybrid.
26. One truss of any dichroanthum hybrid.
27. One truss of any cinnabarinum hybrid.
28. One truss of any campylocarpum hybrid.
29. One truss of any azaleodendron.
30. Three sprays of any evergreen azaleas not to exceed 18 inches.
31. Singles truss of 'Loderi'. Name of variety must be stated.
32. Single alpine rhododendron plant.
33. Best hybrid rhododendron plant in bloom. Nurserymen.
34. Best hybrid rhododendron plant in bloom.
35. Best species plant in bloom. Nurserymen.
36. Best species plant in bloom.
37. Three sprays of any deciduous azalea not to exceed 18 inches.
38. Exhibit of two leaves (pairs) of any large leaved species rhododendron. Open.