- Aug 26, 2006
- Reaction score
30.5 inch petals. Very Large flowers for caudatum
Ribbon judging awards do not always correlate to AOS awards. Ribbons are generally given to the best/showiest entry in the class that shows up to that particular show. Whether or not its pulled for AOS judging will depend on the diligence of the owner (he/she can take it to the judges), or if a judge knowledgeable enough of the award history of this species notices the plant and checks it out against the standards.Believe it or not, this phrag only got a second place ribbon. i don't think it got an AOS award, but am not positive on that.
This was at a show. I got two AMs and this caudatum was not awarded. It is really amazing LOL. To be honest there were many plants in there that should have been awarded.Yup, I couldn't have said it any better, Rick. There have been plenty of times I've had some pretty underwhelming plants take the blue ribbon, only because the competition in a particular category wasn't outstanding. I've also had the opposite happen where I walk into plant registration thinking I've got a pretty spectacular plant...only to see what I'm competing against and my 15 spike whatever looks rather pale against its 35 spike competitor.
This couldn't be truer. There were 58 plants in my display. I think it was overwhelming for themif a judge knowledgeable enough of the award history of this species notices the plant and checks it out against the standards.
Although every entry in a show is looked at by at least a couple of judges, if its a big show with hundreds of entries then even great plants may not get the time of day for a thorough AOS critique.
Yes the commercial growers and all the local judges knew which exhibit was the prof growers. I don't mind competing with them. The quality of their plants was nothing special although they are phenomenal exhibitors and display makers.Ken, when you say professional grower I take this to mean a commercial grower/vendor? In our society commercial folks aren't allowed to compete with us. They have their own category. Best commercial display etc.
Be sure to post your AM's. Congrats!