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EDGES:

Edges refer to the outer periphery of the petals and occasionally the sepals.

1) Edges can be structural, i.e. have knobs, braids, tentacles, fringe, and teeth.

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Photo by Patrick Stamile, used with permission.

a) This bloom shows knobs, braids, tentacles, and fringe. Cultivar: MAGIC LAKE

edges

Photo by Patrick Stamile, used with permission.

b) Shows a double with teeth. 0199


2) Edges can also be of a different color. If the edge is narrow and gold, silver, or white, it is referred to as a wire edge.

edges

Photo by Patrick Stamile, used with permission.

a) Shows a gold wire edge on a double. KEATS

edges

Photo by Patrick Stamile, used with permission.

b) Shows a white wire edge on a double. 0223-C


3) Edges of a different color or colors can be narrow (referred to as a picotee) or wide (referred to as a border).

edges

Photo by Patrick Stamile, used with permission.

a) Shows a picotee edge.

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Photo by Patrick Stamile, used with pPhoto by Patrick Stamile, used with permission.

b) Shows a border. 0308-A

edges

Photo by Patrick Stamile, used with permission.

c) Shows a multiple colored border of brown and gold, sometimes called a multiple edge. Cultivar: SEDONA (Stamile)


4) Some structural edges reach down into the surface of the flower. These super sculpted edges give a three-dimensional quality to the flower.

edges

Photo by Patrick Stamile, used with permission.

a) Shows a super sculpted edge. 9

 

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