The florets in this Class are straight and tubular with open tips.

Examples: Valor, Chiffon, and Ruby Mound. Red Bradford: Paprika red to deep burgundy. Size ranges from small button types to large disbudded blooms almost 4 inches in diameter.

Yellow Sizzle: Colored in yellow and dark orange. Others say that the way the florets tend to overlap make the flower look like plumage on a bird. The florets may be very fine to coarse. As in classes 1-3 the center disk should not be visible.
Improve your vision. These mums are quite bushy and grow low to the ground. The long, tubular ray florets in this class are spatulate, meaning they look like a spoon.

Flower Characteristics: Grown as a disbud, plant moderately short.

A daisy-like flower with a center disk and one or more rows of ray florets. The florets smoothly incurve and form a ball. This popular class is smaller than the Irregular Incurve, with shorter, partially … If they are small, they are called button mums.


This popular class is smaller than the Irregular Incurve, with shorter, partially incurving florets and a more open appearance. These chrysanthemums either look like an artist's paint brush or a thistle. It looks very similar to Semi-Double except for the fact that the ray florets (outer petals) look like spoons. Some people describe the flowers as having a mop-like appearance. It looks like a hybrid between Irregular Incurve and Regular Incurve. Of course, if you find chrysanthemum in capsule form, all you have to do is follow the directions on the bottle and take them according to these instructions. Some of its varieties include Lola, which is very large in size and boasts beautiful lavender petals, and the Kings Delight, which is also large and comes in a beautiful shade of pink. Football mums: Found in nurseries during the Fall months. Flower Characteristics: Grown as a spray, plant height tall. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Bob Dear (1986)  Flower Size: 6 inches or greater.

Flower Characteristics: Grown as a pot mum or disbud, plant height short. The Moonbeam variety has blooms that are large and solid-white in color, while the Yoko Ono has very small blooms, usually very green in color. Pompons are perfect for use in sprays. The tops of the bloom have a somewhat flattened appearance when they are fully open. Guides from the Plant Information Office related to specific NYBG gardens, including their history, design, and current plantings. You will find this class of chrysanthemum in our Kiku Kengai, or cascade, display.

Flowers are 2-1/2 inches in diameter. The florets are straight and tubular with open tips that look like quills. 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.

Upper florets generally are incurved (curl up) and lower florets tend to be reflex (bending down). Lone Star (1986)  Flower Size: 6 inches or greater. They can be very exotic with twisted florets. Lone Star (1986)  Flower Size: 6 inches or greater. Examples: Muted Sunshine and Matchsticks.

They usually grow no more than 2 inches in diameter, and the petals can be flat, drooping, or even twisted, looking just like a paint brush in some instances.