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dahlia society of australiaNSW and ACT dahlias

 

Guide Sheet for Point Judging of Dahlias

 

List of faults and allocation of points to be used when assessing the quality of a bloom. All blooms should be assessed above or below 85 points which is the average quality of blooms exhibited. Blooms should be separately assessed in comparison with the ideal standard. Other blooms staged should be ignored during assessment but assessments of all blooms of corresponding size and type SHOULD BE REVIEWED after completion for reasonable results.

 

FAULTS TO BE PENALISED

POINTS

FORM

40

Variation from approved standard type
Blade florets in cactus type
Fluted or involute florets in decorative
Types
8
Lack of distinction
Lack of variety of types
Pin petals, hair like petals, serrations.
8
Open or about to open centres in fully
Double blooms
Stale pollen in open centre blooms
10
Poor centre in proportion to size of bloom
Oval, sunken, depressed, brush, hard green, isolated from outer florets, distorted, unattractive green bracts.
6
Build rough appearance, unbalanced, gaps or uneven floret spacing, excessive depth, sparse or overcrowded florets.
Width of florets in poor proportion to bloom size, Shallow, immature.
8

STEM

15

Strength, weak or soft 5
Build crooked, bent, misshapen, untidy, too thin, too thick 5
Bloom held at wrong angle i.e. facing downward or straight upward (except Pompon which should face straight upward in line with stem). 5

CONDITION

25

Harsh substance, stale, withered, limp, drooping 10
Coarse texture, lack of distinction. 5
Cleanliness, eaten, bruised, damaged, dirty, marked, bleached 10

COLOUR

10

Lack of distinction, dull, unattractive, uneven markings or blends. 5
Faded, bleached, discoloured 5

SIZE

5

Blooms varying in size in Class 5

STAGING

5

Unbalanced exhibit
Obtruding or loose plugging, too high, too low,
Not placed facing viewers, unnamed.
5
 

Total 100