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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.