The aim of this page is to describe in
simple terms how the chrysanthemum classification and Colour code systems
there are twenty one colour classifications. There are six main colours:
Bronze (b), Pink (p), Purple (pu), Red (r), Yellow (y), Salmon (s) - each
of the preceding classifications can be prefixed 'Light' (l) or 'Deep' (d)
making eighteen, in addition white, cream and 'other colours' bring up the
total of twenty one.
chrysanthemums are allocated a number to represent their type and natural
flowering time, this number is often referred to as their 'section'.
Numbers in the range 22-30 are September flowering (Earlies) and numbers
in the range 13-20 are October flowering (mid Season). Numbers in the
range 1-12 are November Flowering (Lates).
To determine the type, for
example 3, 13 and 23 are 'incurved', 4, 14 and 24 are 'reflexed', 5,
15 and 25 are 'intermediate'. The character immediately following the
'type' number normally represents bloom size - 'a' is large, 'b' is
medium, 'c' is small, but this is not always the case, see 'Explanatory
Notes' below, for full details.
Link to Chrysanthemum