Another of the thirteen classes of chrysanthemums I photographed at Longwood Gardens Chrysanthemum festival this year were two members of the Irregular Incurve Class of chrysanthemums. According to the National Chrysanthemum Society, irregular incurve chrysanthemums are described as “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.”
The first variety of irregular incurve chrysanthemums I photographed was a wonderful maroon and yellow flower called “Crimson Tide.”
(c) 2009 Patty Hankins
This next photo shows the compact center of the flower
And one that shows the irregular petals around the edge. I love the way the petals curl
The second variety of irregular incurve chrysanthemum I photographed was Houston – a bright yellow flower.
I hope you’re enjoying my chrysanthemum photos. I’m still editing my photos from the Longwood Gardens Chrysanthemum Festival and I will be posting more of them here in the next few weeks.