SEPTEMBER 5-15 2019
Utah State Fair

2019 Floriculture Department

Supervisor: 
Mindy Grover 
Woods Cross

Supported by the Utah State Associated Garden Clubs

Purpose of the Floriculture Exhibit: To entertain and educate through good growing practices and artistic expression.

Show Dates:
DEPARTMENT FL1 - Sept. 5, 6, 7, 8
DEPARTMENT FL2 - Sept. 9, 10, 11, 12
DEPARTMENT FL3 - Sept. 13, 14, 15

* NOTE * - The Floriculture Exhibit will be located in the Agriculture Building. 

SPECIAL RULES

Entries

All shows are open to the public.

Entries will be accepted between 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m on the first day of each show or between 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. the night before, except the first show. Exhibit will be closed to the public during judging.

When bringing your exhibits enter through Gate 17 (approximately 1200 W on 300 N near the Rodeo Arena). Exhibits will be displayed in the Agriculture Building. 

The committee shall have the right to replace or remove at any time any exhibit or part of exhibit which has become unsightly or is infested by insects.

Release of Exhibits
Exhibits must be picked up, unless arrangements are made with the committee, on the following dates:
1st Show - Sept. 8 - after 9:30 pm
2nd Show - Sept. 12 - after 9:30 pm
3rd Show - Sept. 15 - after 9:30 pm
When claiming exhibits use the entry receipt secured on the day of the entry.

Entry Fee .50 per entry

All entries must be completed on the regular entry form and must be completely filled in.

To receive payment, both top and bottom of entry tag must contain your name and the class and lot you are entering.

All varieties of flowers should be named or identified.

Exhibitors must furnish their own containers (except in miniature horticulture).

Entries will be placed by the committee in charge.

Exhibitors may have only one entry in each lot.

Incorrectly placed entries may be disqualified.

Flowers in the horticulture section must have been grown by the exhibitor, but not necessarily in the Artistic Section. For cut flowers, emphasis is placed on local garden grown varieties, not a cut house plant.

An entry can be exhibited and judged at only one show. Do not re-enter it.

Employees in this department may enter displays, but may not compete for premiums.

Plants which have seed pods may be entered where applicable.

Cut flowers/foliage must be exhibited in an appropriate container. A glass or ceramic vase is recommended for best presentation.

Judging
No exhibitor is allowed in the building during judging. Judges may not exhibit in a section they are judging. A standard system of awards will be used. For each lot one first, one second and one third place will be given, if merited. A placing may be withheld if no exhibit is found worthy. Honorable mentions will also be given to any worthy entry. JUDGE'S DECISIONS ARE FINAL.

Awards

Premiums Horticulture Artistic
First Place Ribbon & $2 Ribbon & $3
Second Place Ribbon & $1 Ribbon & $2
Third Place Ribbon Only Ribbon & $1
Honorable Mention Ribbon Only Ribbon Only
Special Awards Rosette & $2 Rosette & $2
Special Needs Award Rosette & $2 Rosette & $2

NOTE: Special Horticulture awards will be awarded by Judges. A maximum of ten will be awarded per show in the Horticulture Section only.

Trophies, if merited, will be awarded as follows: (An Exhibitor cannot receive more than one Best of Show trophy per show. Except for a Horticulture Trophy, two will be given in each show, for two different classes.)

BEST OF SHOW (awarded per show)
Two in Horticulture - Trophy (One for Cut Flowers and one for Potted Plants)
One in Artistic / Professional Class - Trophy and Rosette
One in Artistic / All Other Classes - Trophy and Rosette
One in Advanced Amateur - Rosette
One in Amateur - Rosette
One in Juniors - Rosette
One in Miniature - Rosette
One in Novice - Rosette for Horticulture and Design
One in Small Designs - Rosette
One in Youth - Rosette for Horticulture and Design
One in Special Needs - Rosette for Horticulture and Design

Sweepstakes Award - $25.00 will be awarded to the exhibitor winning the most blue ribbons in Artistic Design, in all three shows combined.

 

CLASS A-HORTICULTURE SECTION

Appearance and artistic display is crucial when entering in a competition. By following the simple procedures listed below, you may have a prize winning entry!

Preparation and Care of Cut Flowers/Foliages
1. Gather flowers after 4 P.M. or before sunrise.
2. Cut with long stems, generally just before they come into full bloom. Some flowers such as the following are exceptions: Gladiolus, when its first bud opens; roses, when buds are soft; dahlias, when blooms are fully open; poppies, the night before opening.
3. For best results, flowers should be placed in warm water up to the flowers' heads immediately after cutting, then stored for several hours in a draftless, cool place.
4. Groom entries carefully. Remove leaves that will be under water in the exhibit.
5. Be sure the count is accurate and the correct amount required by the schedule.
6. Flowers are judged for uniformity in size and development.
7. Only the natural foliage on any plant will be allowed in the Horticulture Section, leave some attached.
8. Clear glass containers are best for all cut flowers. They let the judge focus on the flower. 

Scale of Points for Cut Flowers  
Color, Substance, Abundance of Bloom 25%
Size, According to Species or Variety 25%
Foliage and Stem 10%
Form 25%
Condition 15%
TOTAL 100%

Please identify each plant before you enter it. Names, colors, etc. must accompany each entry in this section. Do not bring the following poisonous plants: Datura (Jimson Weed, Moonflower), Castor Bean or Night Shade

Note: *Collections equal 3 or 5 stems of the same species. Judging will be based on horticulture perfection and uniformity in size and maturity.

Potted Plants 
Lot No.
1. African Violet - any variety
2. Amaranthus
3. Begonias
4. Bonsai - any variety
5. Bougainvillea - Flowering
6. Cacti - Large (over 12 inches) - one variety
7. Cacti - Small (under 12 inches) - one variety
8. Cacti - *Collection or Mixed Planting
9. Fern - any variety
10. Geranium - any variety
11. Geranium - *Collections or Mixed Planting
12. Ground Cover - Flowering
13. Ground Cover - Non-flowering
14. Hanging Plant - Flowering
15. Hanging Plant - Non-flowering
16. Hanging Plant - Mixed Planting
17. Herb - Any variety
18. Herb - Mixed Planting
19. Orchid - Phalaenopsis
20. Orchid - Any Other Variety
21. Potted Plant - Flowering
22. Potted Plant - Non-flowering
23. Potted Plant - Mixed Planting
24. Succulent - Large - One Variety
25. Succulent - Small - One Variety
26. Succulent - *Collection or Mixed Planting
27. Dish Garden/Terrarium

Dahlia
All one stem specimens must be disbudded. All Dahlias must be named correctly and judging will be according to name listing. All entries must be in a vase large enough to hold it.

Giant - Over 10 inches - One Stem
101. Decorative
102. Informal Decorative
103. Cactus
104. Semi-Cactus

Large - 8 to 10 inches - One Stem
105. Decorative
106. Informal Decorative
107. Cactus
108. Semi-Cactus

Medium - 6 to 8 inches -One Stem
109. Decorative
110. Informal Decorative
111. Cactus
112. Semi-Cactus

Small - 4 to 6 inches -One Stem
113. Decorative 
114. Informal Decorative 
115. Cactus 
116. Semi-Cactus 

Miniatures - under 4 inches -One Stem
117. Decorative 
118. Informal Decorative 
119. Cactus 
120. Semi-Cactus 

Balls - over 4 inches
121. One bloom
122. Three or more blooms

Balls - under 4 inches
123. One bloom
124. Three or more blooms

Pom Pom - Less than 2 inches
125. Pom Pom - One to three blooms

Any Other Varieties
126. Incurved cactus
127. Formal decorative
128. Collarette
129. Anemone
130. Lacinated
131. Orchid
132. Peony
133. Waterlily
134. Dahlia - Any Other Variety
135. *Collection - One Variety
136. *Collection - Mixed Colors and/or Variety

Gladiolus
201. Large - 4 1/2" to 5 1/2" Florets
202. Medium - 3 1/2" to 4 1/2" Florets
203. Miniatures - Up to 3 1/2" Florets
204. Gladiolus - Any Other
205. * Collections - Three to Five stems

Roses 

Scales of Points - Roses  
Form 25%
Color 20%
Substance 15%
Stem and Foliage 20%
Balance and Proportion 10%
Size 10%
TOTAL 100%

All roses are disbudded unless otherwise noted. All entries must be in vase.

HYBRID TEAS - one bloom, no buds. Exhibit 1/2 to 2/3 open.
301. White
302. Yellow
303. Apricot / Coral / Salmon
304. Orange - Any Color
305. Red - Any Color
306. Purple - Any Color
307. Light Pink
308. Dark Pink
309. Bi-Color
310. Blend
311. Collection - One Color
312. Collection - Mixed Color
313. Teas - Any Other Color

Exhibit Fully Opened
314. Peace
315. Chicago Peace
316. Hedge Type
317. Climber

FLORABUNDA - Many Blossoms on a Single Upright Stem
318. White / Cream
319. Yellow
320. Orange
321. Red
322. Purple
323. Pink
324. Apricot / Coral / Salmon
325. Florabunda, Any Other

HERITAGE AND FRAGRANT ROSES
326. One Color - One Stem
327. Blend - One Stem
328. One Color - Three Stems
329. Mixed Colors - Three Stems

POLYANTHUS
330. Any color - One spray

MINIATURE ROSES - One spray, three or more blooms
331. Apricot / Coral / Salmon
332. Bi-color
333. Orange
334. Pink
335. Red
336. White / Cream
337. Yellow
338. Purple
339. Any Other Color

MINIATURE ROSES - One stem, one bloom, disbudded
340. Apricot / Coral / Salmon
341. Bi-color
342. Orange
343. Pink
344. Red
345. White / Cream
346. Yellow
347. Purple
348. Any Other Color

Cut Flowers
Outdoor variety only

Scale of Points for Cut Flowers  
Color, Substance, Abundance of Bloom 25%
Size, According to Species or Variety 25%
Foliage and Stem 10%
Form 25%
Condition 15%
TOTAL 100%

400. Ageratum
401. Amaranthus
402. Anemone - Any Variety
403. Astible
404. Aster - single
405. Aster - *Collection/Mixed Variety
406. Baby's Breath
407. Bachelor's Button (Cornflower) - *Collection
408. Bachelor's Button (Cornflower) - Mixed *Collection
409. Balloon Flower
410. Begonia - Single
411. Begonia - Double
412. Begonia - Tuberous
413. Bellflower
414. Bells of Ireland
415. Butterfly Bush - Three or more stems, One color
416. Butterfly Bush - Three or more stems, Mixed
417. Cabbage - Flowering, Any Color
418. Calendula - Three to Five stems
419. Candy Tuff - Three to Five stems
420. Canna - One stem, One Color
421. Canna - Three stems, One Color
422. Canna - Variegated
423. Canna - *Collection and/or Mixed
424. Canterbury Bells
425. Carnation - Large - One to Three stems
426. Carnation - Pixie - Five stems or more
427. Celosia - Crested Tall - One stem
428. Celosia - Crested Dwarf - One to Three stems
429. Celosia - Giant Plumed - One stem
430. Celosia - Dwarf Plumed - One stem
431. Celosia - *Collection and/or Mixed
432. Celosia - Any Other Variety
433. Chrysanthemum - Large Decorative - One stem
434. Chrysanthemum - Spider - One stem
435. Chrysanthemum - Spoon - One stem
436. Chrysanthemum - One Variety, One to Three stems
437. Chrysanthemum - Bush, Three stems
438. Chrysanthemum - Quill - One stem
439. Chrysanthemum - Pom Pom, Three stems
440. Chrysanthemum - *Collection and/or Mixed
441. Chrysanthemum - Any Other Variety
442. Cleome - Large
443. Cleome - Small
444. Coleus
445. Columbine
446. Coral Bells
447. Coreopsis - Five or more
448. Cosmos
449. Crape Myrtle
450. Daisy - Any Variety
451. Day Lily - One stem
452. Day Lily - Double, One stem
453. Dianthus - Five or more
454. Delphinium - One to Three stems
455. Dusty Miller - Three or more stems
456. Echinacea
457. Fall Crocus
458. Forget-Me-Not
459. Fox Glove - One to Three stems
460. Gaillardia - Three stems
461. Gerbera
462. Goldenrod - under 30"
463. Grass - Ornamental
464. Grass - Ornamental, Variegated Foliage
465. Ground Cover - Flowering
466. Ground Cover - Non-Flowering
467. Heliotrope
468. Herbs - One Kind
469. Herbs - Mixed
470. Hibiscus - One to Three stems
471. Hollyhocks - Single - Large - One stem
472. Hollyhocks - Double - Large - One stem
473. Hollyhocks - *Collection and/or Mixed
474. Hosta - Flowering
475. Hosta - Non-flowering
476. Hydrangea - Small
477. Hydrangea - Large
478. Hydrangea - Variegated Foliage
479. Hyssop
480. Impatiens - Three or more stems
481. Iris
482. Kale - Any color
483. Lambs Ear
484. Larkspur
485. Lavender
486. Liatris
487. Lily
488. Lisianthus - Single
489. Lisianthus - *Collection and/or Mixed
490. Malva
491. Marigold - Large Lemon - Three stems
492. Marigold - Large Gold - Three stems
493. Marigold - Large Orange - Three stems
494. Marigold - Medium Lemon - Three stems
495. Marigold - Medium Gold - Three stems
496. Marigold - Medium Orange - Three stems
497. Marigold - Small Lemon - Three stems
498. Marigold - Small Gold - Three stems
499. Marigold - Small Orange - Three stems
500. Marigold - French - Three stems
501. Marigold - Variegated - Three stems
502. Marigold - Any Other
501. Marigold - *Collection and/or Mixed
502. Nasturtium - Five or more stems
503. Pansy - Five or more stems
504. Penstamon 
505. Petunia - Ruffled Giants, Three or more stems
506. Petunia - Double Ruffled, Three or more stems
507. Petunia - *Collection and/or Mixed
508. Phlox
509. Rose of Sharon
510. Rudebeckia (Black Eyed Susan), Three stems
511. Russian Sage - under 30 inches
512. Salvia
513. Scabiosa
514. Sedum - Three or more stems
515. Snapdragon
516. Statice - *Collection and/or Mixed
517. Strawflower - Three or more stems

Sunflowers - One to Three Stems
518. Sunflower
519. Sunflower - Mexican
520. Sunflower - Italian
521. Sunflowers - Teddy Bear - One to Three stems
522. Sweet Peas - Any Variety
523. Sweet William - Three stems
524. Toad Lily
525. Verbena
526. Violas - Five or more stems
527. Water Lily - May float in bowl
528. Water Grown Plant - Any Variety
529. Wild Flower - Any Variety
530. Yarrow - Yellow - under 30" - Three stems
531. Yarrow - Any Variety
532. Zinnia - Large Dahlia type - One Color - Three stems
533. Zinnia - Large Cactus type - One Color - Three stems
534. Zinnia - Large Variety - *Collection and/or Mixed
535. Zinnia - Small Variety - *Collection and/or Mixed
536. Any Other, Plant, cut or Potted
537. Any Other, Seed or Pods
538. Any Other, Speciman 

 

Artistic Design 
*any class can enter any lot listed below

Class B - Advanced Amateur
Advanced Amateur - Those who have won more than 25 blue ribbons or top awards. Place "AA" in upper right hand corner of entry tag.

Class C - Amateur
Those who have won more than 5 and than 25 blue ribbons or top awards. Must place "A" in the upper right hand corner of entry tag. If not marked, it will be judged "AA". 

Class D - Novice 
Those who have won less than 5 blue ribbons or top awards. Must place "N' in the upper right hand corner of your entry tag. 

Class E - Juniors 
13 to 18 years of age. Work must be that of the exhibitor. Place age in upper right hand corner of entry tag. 

Class F - Youth
12 years of age and under. Work must be that of the exhibitor. Place age on the upper right hand corner of the entry tag. 

Class G - Special Needs 
Please mark tag in the right hand corner with "S"

Class H - Professional Designers 
This class is open toowners of flower shops and their employee florists or independant designers. The name of the shop of business may appear on the entry tag. Place "H" in the upper right hand corner of entry tag. All designs must be under 3 feet in all directions. 

Lot No. 
1. Fair Theme - "It's A Kinda Magic" - exhbitors create own magical theme
2. Light Magic 
3. Dark Magic 
4. Alchemy - sunflowers or golden flowers 
5. Flower Power - super heros
6. Power of Love 
7. Magical Creatures (i.e. dragons, unicorns, fairies, mermaids, gnomes)
8. Harry Potter / witches / wizards 
9. Holidays / Seasons 
10. Crystal Balls / Magic Mirrors / Stones 
11. Magic Shoes / Magic Hats 
12. Disney 
13. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
14. Flying 
15. Life's Firsts...
16. Outerspace / Cosmos / Astrology 

Small Artistic Designs - over 8 inches and under 15 inches in all directions, including container. 

17. Fair Theme - "It's A Kinda Magic" - exhibitors create own magical theme 
18. Dark Magic 
19. Light Magic 
20. Crystal Balls / Magic Mirrors / Stones / Gems 
21. Fairy Tales 

Miniature Artistic Designs -  UNDER 5 inches in all directions. Containers should measure 2 inchees tall and 3 inches wide for the plant material to be within the 5 inces restriction. 

22. Fair Theme - "It's A Kinda Magic" - exhibitors createown magical theme 
23. Dark Magic 
24. Light Magic 
25. Magical Creatures 
26. Fairy Tales 
27. Talisman 

Fairy Garden -  whimsical miniature garden consisting of actual living plants as well as small scale ornamentation (possibly fairy houses, tables, chairs, rock paths.) It is a place to lure fairies, and with them, good luck for your home. 

28. Large Fairy Garden 
29. Small Fairy Garden 
30. Succulent Desert Fairy Garden 

 

Click here for a printable entry form