Fimbriations, sometimes called laciniations, are splits in the tips of the florets. Most common are the Fimbriated Cactuses which have specific judging standards. Other types can also be fimbriated and there is just one overriding standard for all of these - see below.
See Judging Guidelines for additional standards that apply to all types.
fimbriated cactus Standard
General requirements should match the Cactus or Semi Cactus Dahlia. Fimbriation or splits should divide into two or more points giving a splayed effect. The fimbriation of splits should be in proportion to the size of the bloom. The fimbriation in miniature blooms should be at least 10mm from the tips. Centre will give a slightly brush effect as florets open, but should still be closed, as high as the surrounding face florets and as cone shaped as possible.
Fimbriated Other Type Standard
Fimbriated Dahlias should match the Standard for their type. As a guide, the fimbriation in miniature blooms should be at least 10mm from the tips.
Thomas McNulty is a Fimbriated Orchid.