Unusual Forms Definition
1. The Unusual Form Class is based exclusively
on form, not on color, or color patterns.. An Unusual Form
must display Unusual Form characteristics on at least 3 petals
or 3 sepals. No cultivar whose measurements meet the definition
of a spider, is on the official AHS Spider list, or has won
the Harris Olson Spider Award is eligible. These characteristics
A. Pinching - Floral segments with sharp folds giving a
pinched or folded effect.
B. Twisting - Floral segments which present a corkscrew or
C. Quilling - Floral segments turn upon themselves along
their length to form a tubular shape.
D. Cascading/Curling - Narrow floral segments with pronounced
curling or cascading, which revolve upon themselves in the
manner of a wood shaving.
E. Spatulate - Floral segments markedly wider at the end
like a kitchen spatula.
2. No cultivar whose measurements meet the definition of
a spider or is on the official AHS Spider List, or has won
the Harris Olson Spider Award is eligible.
In the above drawings, the far right illustrations are by
Kathleen Schuller, second from the right are by Marc King.
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