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ARS �Mary Pickersgill� Petalage

Posted by rgschwerdt z5aillinois ( on
Wed, Mar 16, 11 at 21:55

Judges & Exhibitors FYI

While �Mary Pickersgill� is an awesome miniflora rose, it technically has three (3) official ARS petal counts. A single with (4/8) petals, double with (17/25) petals, and full with (26/40) petals.

In October �Mary Pickersgill� was listed as a single in an ARS official publication. On 10-21-2010, ARS's MR 12 database changed "Mary Pickersgill" petal count from a single to full, (26-40) petals. In 2011 Jan/Feb Rose magazine it still is classified as a single (4/8). While the 2011 March/April magazine Corrections/Changes section was intended to correct the 2011 Jan/Feb Rose magazine classification, changed it to a double (17/25) which still is not correct.

A major problem arises as to when/what be ARS latest official publications listing AEN�s. According to ARS noted official publications in the Guidelines. The latest update for "Mary Pickersgill in MR 12 database is on 10-21-2010, thereby making 2011 March/April Rose magazine ARS latest official publications, even though it also is not correct.

On 10-31-2010, the �Garden Web� posting of the (Miniflora Rose List), the same list ARS receives, listing �Mary Pickersgill� yb, having 26/40 petals, the correct count for exhibiting purposes.

The reason this is brought to your attention, is an immediate correction is required by ARS, and publicized before exhibitors again suffer. Along with some corrections to the registration system suggested years ago, only falling deaf ears. 3-15-2011

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