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. Bola de Oro (1992) Flower Size: 6-8 inches Flower Characteristics: Grown as a disbud, plant moderately short.

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. Doreen Statham (1995) Flower Size: 4-6 inches Flower Characteristics: Grown as a disbud, plant medium height.

Class 3 Regular Incurve  A true globular bloom equal in breadth and depth. The florets smoothly incurve and form a ball.  Heather James (1972)  Flower Size: 4-6 inches  Flower Characteristics: Grown as a disbud, plant moderately short.

Class 4 Decorative  A flattened bloom with short petals. As in classes 1-3 the center disk should not be visible. The upper florets tend to incurve, but the lower petals generally reflex.  Chime (1994)  Flower Size: 5 inches or greater  Flower Characteristics: Grown as a pot mum or disbud, plant height short.

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. Many of the popular commercial incurving types are in this intermediate class.  Bob Dear (1986)  Flower Size: 6 inches or greater  Flower Characteristics: Grown as a disbud, plant medium height.

Class 6 Pompon  A small globular bloom, somewhat flat when young but fully round when mature. Size ranges from small button types to large disbudded blooms almost 4 inches in diameter. The florets incurve or reflex in a regular manner and fully conceal the center.  Lakeside (1972)  Flower Size: 1-4 inches  Flower Characteristics: Grown as a spray, plant height tall.

Class 7 Single and SemiDouble  A daisy-like flower with a center disk and one or more rows of ray florets.  Crimson Glory (1978)  Flower Size: Greater than 4 inches  Flower Characteristics: Grown as a disbud or spray, plant medium height.

Class 8 Anemone  These blooms are similar to the semi-doubles, but have a raised cushionlike center.  Dorothy Mechen (1987)  Flower Size: Greater than 4 inches  Flower Characteristics: Grown as a disbud, plant medium height

Class 9 Spoon  Essentially the same as the semi-double, except the ray florets are like spoons at the tips. The center disk is round and visible.  Kimie(1956)  Flower Size: 4 inches or greater  Flower Characteristics: Grown as a disbud or spray, plant height tall.

Class 10 Quill  The florets in this Class are straight and tubular with open tips. The bloom is fully double with no open center.  Seaton's Toffee(1996)  Flower Size: 6 inches or greater  Flower Characteristics: Grown as a disbud, plant height medium.

Class 11 Spider  Spiders have long tubular ray florets which may coil or hook at the ends. The florets may be very fine to course.  Chesapeake (1997)  Flower Size: Six inches or greater  Flower Characteristics: Grown as a disbud, plant medium height.

Class 12 Brush or Thistle  Fine tubular florets which grow parallel to the stem and resemble an artist's paint brushes or in the thistle form the florets are flattened, twisted and dropping.  Cindy (1987)  Flower Size: less than 2 inches Flower Characteristics: Grown as a spray, plant medium height.

Class 13 Unclassified  Those blooms which fit in none of the other classes. They are often exotic, with twisted florets. They may also exhibit characteristics of more than one bloom class.  Lone Star(1986)  Flower Size: 6 inches or greater  Flower Characteristics: Grown as a disbud, plant medium height.