Chrysanthemum Photos by Class

Today's Chrysanthemums are highly evolved flowering plants.  A member of the Asteraceae Compositae family, the Chrysanthemum is related to dahlias, sunflowers, marigolds, zinnias, and cosmos.  

 

The bloom, appearing as a single flower, is actually hundreds of flowers called florets. Two kinds of florets are present in a single bloom, disk florets and ray florets. For example, in the daisy-type chrysanthemum (class 7 below) each type of floret is easy to see – the outer parts are ray florets and the center or eye is composed of disk florets.  The National Chrysanthemum Society classifies bloom forms into 13 classes as below.

 

Class 1 Irregular Incurve

These are the giant blooms of the chrysanthemum genus.  The florets (petals) loosely incurve and make fully closed centers. The lower florets present an irregular appearance and may give a skirted effect. Class 1, Irregular Incurve, is the giant of the chrysanthemum family.  Their form curves in, presenting a loose, irregular appearance.  Many contain skirted rows of petals (florets).  They are best disbudded.

Aloha
Aloha

1A, Color LB, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Amber Gigantic
Amber Gigantic

1(2)AA, Color LB/Y, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Andante
Andante

1A, Color P, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Blushing Bride
Blushing Bride

1A, Color W/PP, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Blushing Bride
Blushing Bride

1A, Color W/PP, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Bola de Oro
Bola de Oro

1A, Color Y, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Bronze Gigantic
Bronze Gigantic

1(2)AA, Color B, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

California Wonder
California Wonder

1A, Color Y, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Champagne Beauty
Champagne Beauty

1A, Color LB, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Columbus
Columbus

1A, Color P, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Class 2 Reflex 

The florets in this class curve downward and overlap, similar to bird plumage. The tops of these blooms are full, but somewhat flattened.   Flower Size: 4-6 inches.  Flower Characteristics: Grown as a disbud, plant medium height. Size range: AA, over 8 inches; A, 6 to 4
inches; B, 4 to 6 inches. 

Allyson Peace
Allyson Peace

2A, Color Y, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Ann Hughes
Ann Hughes

2(4)B, Color B, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Apricot Courtier
Apricot Courtier

2A, Color LB, Early blooming by Sep 30.

Apricot Harry Gee
Apricot Harry Gee

2AA, Color LB, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Bill Bye
Bill Bye

1(2)A, Color Y, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Bill Holden
Bill Holden

2A, Color P, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Billy Neville
Billy Neville

2A, Color R, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Black Magic
Black Magic

2B, Color Pu, Early blooming by Sep 30.

Bryan Kirk
Bryan Kirk

2B, Color Pu, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Chempak Rose
Chempak Rose

2B, Color P, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Class 3 Regular Incurve

A true globular bloom equal in breadth and depth. The florets smoothly incurve and form a regular ball. Size range: A, over 6 inches; B, 4 to 6 inches.

 

Bronze Cavalcade
Bronze Cavalcade

5(3)A, Color B, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Cheddar
Cheddar

3A, Color Y, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Corngold
Corngold

5(3)A, Color Y, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Derek Bircumshaw
Derek Bircumshaw

3(5)B, Color Y, Early blooming by Sep 30.

George Couchman
George Couchman

3A, Color B, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Gillette
Gillette

3(5)A, Color W, Early blooming by Sep 30.

Heather James
Heather James

3B, Color B, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

John Hughes
John Hughes

3B, Color W, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Kay Woolman
Kay Woolman

3B, Color W, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Lake Landers
Lake Landers

3B, Color P, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Class 4 Decorative
Annie Girl
Annie Girl

4A, Color P, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Barca
Barca

4B, Color Pu, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Barca Red
Barca Red

4B, Color R, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Bright Golden Anne
Bright Golden Anne

4A, Color Y, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Chelsea
Chelsea

4(10)A, Color P, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Fireflash
Fireflash

4B, Color R, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Frosty Time
Frosty Time

4B, Color W, Early blooming by Sep 30.

Guardsman
Guardsman

4(2)A, Color R, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Honeyglow
Honeyglow

4(2)B, Color B, Early blooming by Sep 30.

Jack Straw
Jack Straw

4B, Color Y, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

A flattened bloom with short petals. As in the above classes, the center disk should not be visible. The upper florets tend to incurve, but the lower petals generally reflex. Size range: A, over 5 inches; B, 3 to 5 inches; C, under 3 inches.

 

 

Class 5 Intermediate Incurve

This bloom class is smaller than the irregular incurve, with shorter florets, only partially incurving with full centers, but giving a more open appearance. Size range: A, over 6
inches; B, 4 to 6 inches.

 

 

Alexis
Alexis

5A, Color P, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Apricot Alexis
Apricot Alexis

5A, Color L:B, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Bob Dear
Bob Dear

5A, Color Y, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Bronze William Florentine
Bronze William Florentine

5A, Color B, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Ed Hodgson
Ed Hodgson

5A, Color W, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Escapade
Escapade

5A, Color P, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Gertrude
Gertrude

5B, Color P, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Green Satin
Green Satin

5A, Color W/G, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Harold Lawson
Harold Lawson

5A, Color B, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Karen Riley
Karen Riley

5A, Color B, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

A small globular bloom, somewhat flat when young but fully rounded when mature, Size ranges from small button types to large disbudded blooms almost 4" in diameter.  The florets incurve or reflex in a regular manner and fully conceal the center.

 

Abigail Tolliver
Abigail Tolliver

6B, Color Y, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Baby
Baby

6C, Color Y, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Carillon
Carillon

6B, Color P, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Conqusita
Conqusita

6C, Color Y, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Feeling Green
Feeling Green

6B, Color W/G, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Frolic
Frolic

6A, Color Pu, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Kelvin Mandrin
Kelvin Mandrin

6B, Color B, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Kelvin Tatoo
Kelvin Tatoo

6C, Color Y, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Kelvin Victory
Kelvin Victory

6C, Color P, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Kelvin  Victory
Kelvin Victory

6C, Color P, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Class 6 Pompon
Class 7 Single/Semi-double

A daisy-like flower with a center disk and one or more rows of ray petals.

Size Range: A, over 4 inches; B, 2 to 4 inches; C, under 2 inches.

Balsas
Balsas

7B, Color Pu, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

By Jove
By Jove

7A, Color R, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Casablanca
Casablanca

7C, Color Y, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Chidori
Chidori

7C, Color W, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Crimson Woolman's Glory
Crimson Woolman's Glory

7A, Color R, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Domingo
Domingo

7(2)A, Color R, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Don't Start
Don't Start

7A, Color P, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Edwin Painter
Edwin Painter

7A, Color Y, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

elstar
elstar
Fairbanks
Fairbanks

7A, Color W, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Class 8 Anemone
Anderton
Anderton

8B, Color Y, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Adrienne Mechen
Adrienne Mechen

8B, Color W, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Angel
Angel

8C, Color Pu, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Anzac
Anzac

8A, Color B, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Baldwin
Baldwin

8C, Color Pu, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Bronze Fleece
Bronze Fleece

8C, Color B, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Cloverlea Sunshine
Cloverlea Sunshine

8A, Color Y, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Daybreak
Daybreak

8A, Color B, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec

Daymark
Daymark

8B, Color W, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Dream Castle
Dream Castle

8B, Color Pu, Mid blooing, 10/1 to 10/22.

These blooms are similar to the semi-doubles, but have a raised cushion-like center. Size range: A, over 4 inches; B, 2 to 4 inches; C, under 2 inches.

Class 9 Spoons
Alabama
Alabama

9A, Color R, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Fantasy
Fantasy

9C, Color P, Early blooming by Sep 30.

Fire Wheel
Fire Wheel

9B, Color R, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Golden-Pinwheel
Golden-Pinwheel

9C, Color Y, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Kimie
Kimie

9A, Color Y, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Novato
Novato

9A, Color P, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Oriental Knight
Oriental Knight

9(10)A, Color Pu, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Redwing
Redwing

9A, Color R, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Essentially the same as the semi-double, except the ray florets are like spoons at the tips. The center disk is round and visible. Size range: A, over 4 inches; B, 2 to 4 inches; C, under 2 inches.

Amarintha
Amarintha

10/13B, W/G, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Anastasia Sunny
Anastasia Sunny

10A, Y, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

King's Delight
King's Delight

10A, Color P, Mid blooming, Oct 1 to Oct 22

Kiwi Magic
Kiwi Magic

10(13)A, Color R, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec

Lola
Lola

10(11)A, Color P, Mid blooming, Oct 1 to Oct 22

Patrica Grace
Patrica Grace

10A, Color P, Mid blooming, Oct 1 to Oct 22

Saffina
Saffina

10A, Color B/Y, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec

Seaton's Ashleigh
Seaton's Ashleigh

10A, Color PU, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec

Seaton's Coffee
Seaton's Coffee

10A, Color B, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec

Super Yellow
Super Yellow

10B, Color Y, Mid blooming, Oct 1 to Oct 22

Class 10 Quill

The florets in the class are straight and tubular with open tips. The bloom is fully double with no open center. Size range: A, over 6 inches; B, 4 to 6 inches; C, under 4 inches.enter.

Class 11 Spiders
Chesapeake
Chesapeake

11A, Color W, Mid blooming, Oct 1 to Oct 22

Downpour
Downpour

11A, Color W, Mid blooming, Oct 1 to Oct 22

Evan's Dream
Evan's Dream

11A, Color P, Mid blooming, Oct 1 to Oct 22

Goldfinger
Goldfinger

11A, Color B,Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

11A, Color Y, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec

Seaton's Galaxy
Seaton's Galaxy

11A, Color Pu, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec

Seaton's Lace
Seaton's Lace

11A, Color Y, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec

Vienna Waltz
Vienna Waltz

11A, Color P, Mid blooming, Oct 1 to Oct 22

Yellow Knight
Yellow Knight

11A, Color Y, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec

Zaryah
Zaryah

11A, Color B, Mid blooming, Oct 1 to Oct 22

Spiders have long tubular florets which may coil Or hook at the ends. The florets may be very fine to coarse. Size range: A, over 6 inches; B, 4 to 6 inches.

Class 12 Brush and Thistle
Aoi
Aoi

12C, Color Pu, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Aoi
Aoi

12C, Color Pu, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Bronze Cindy
Bronze Cindy
Cindy
Cindy

12C, Color P, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Cisco
Cisco

12B, Color Y, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Fluffy
Fluffy

12C, Color PY, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Red Saga
Red Saga

12C, Color R, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Saga Nishiki
Saga Nishiki

12C, Color B, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

White Ise
White Ise

12C, Color W, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Wisp Of Pink
Wisp Of Pink

12C, Color P, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Fine tubular florets which grow parallel to the stem and resemble an artist's paintbrush or in the thistle form the florets are flattened, twisted, and drooping, forming B-sized blooms from 2 to 4 inches in diameter.

Class 13 Exotic or Unclassified

These blooms do not fit in any of the other classes. They are often exotic with twisted florets. They may also exhibit characteristics of more than one bloom class. Size range: A, over 6 inches; B, 4 to 6 inches; C, under 4 inches.

Diane Dainty
Diane Dainty

8(13)C, Color W, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Edo # 6
Edo # 6

13B, Color Y, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Edo # 9
Edo # 9

13B, Color Y, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Edo # 21
Edo # 21

13B, Color R, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Fort Vancouver
Fort Vancouver

13A, Color R/B, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Garnet Queen
Garnet Queen

13B, Color R, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Gold Filligree
Gold Filligree

8(13)B, Color Y, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.

Greensleeves
Greensleeves

13A, Color W/G, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Kings Gold
Kings Gold

13A, Color Y, Late blooming Oct 23 to Dec.

Lili Gallon
Lili Gallon

13(2)A, Color Pu, Mid blooming, 10/1 to 10/22.