Canoeing refers to an upward and inward curving of the petal edges resulting in petals shaped like canoesCanoeing can take place at any of several locations along the petal edge such as only near the throat, only near the petal tips, or along the entire petal.  It can affect from one petal to all petals.  Some cultivars with this tendency express it consistently while others are random.  There are probably genetic and environmental components to canoeing. Canoeing may be considered a fault or aesthetically pleasing depending on one’s viewpoint.

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