The Unusual Forms, still called the Exotic Forms
by many of us who have worked with and collected these exotically shaped
daylilies for many years, are officially categorised by the American Hemerocallis
UNUSUAL FORMS DEFINITION:
I. The Unusual Form Class is based exclusively
on form, not on colour, or colour patterns. The flower must have distinctive
petal, sepal or a combination of both petal and sepal shapes. These include:
1. Pinching - Floral segments with sharp folds giving
a pinched or folded effect.
2. Twisting - Floral segments which present a corkscrew
or pin-wheel effect.
3. Quilling - Floral segments turn upon themselves along
their length to form a tubular shape.
1. Cascading/Curling Narrow floral segments with
pronounced curling or cascading, which revolve upon themselves in the manner
of a wood shaving.
1. Spatulate - Floral segments markedly wider at the
end like a kitchen spatula.
II. No cultivar whose measurements meet the definition
of a Spider or Spider Variant, is on the official AHS Spider and Spider
Variant List, or has won the Harris Olson Spider Award is eligible.
Under the category of CRISPATAS I have
noted the following specific combinations of expressions of crispation:
Crispata is a spatulate base form with consistent sepal (and preferably
also petal) base quilling.
Crispata has consistent quilled sepals and normally formed, flat petals.
Crispata has consistent twisting of all tepals.
Crispata has consistent folded tepal tips.
AND CURLED Crispata has consistent recurved sepals and pinched petal