Discussion of Colors, Forms or Varieties forum: Elma Elizabeth

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ImagePoochella
Oct 8, 2010 8:56 AM CST
Name: Annie
Western WA Zone USDA 7b
Relax. It's only a small setback.
Elma Elizabeth is one of the few late blooming dahlias I keep because it's so worth the wait to see these spectacular flowers. Huge buds form on excellent strong stems and take what seems an age to open. When they do, it's a carnival of slightly wavy deep lavender petals peeling back to eventually reveal a full and wonderful dahlia. Keeps well over winter too. Thumbs up
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Imageedewitt
Oct 8, 2010 9:04 AM CST
Name: Eric DeWitt
Mountainair, NM
Still waiting for anything on mine, it looked like there was a bud forming last time I checked a few days ago. Such a great looking bloom.
ImagePoochella
Oct 8, 2010 9:17 AM CST
Name: Annie
Western WA Zone USDA 7b
Relax. It's only a small setback.
I hope you get to see at least one. It's weird because the first one of 3 plants to bloom is in the shadiest place. Two others in more sun are at the big bud stage, and bud-with-color-barely-opening stage. I don't know that one can hurry this variety up- it just takes a long time to form all those petals.
Imageedewitt
Oct 8, 2010 9:27 AM CST
Name: Eric DeWitt
Mountainair, NM
I hope so too, this one and Hillcrest Kismet are taking their sweet time forming petals fortunately I can see petals forming on the bud of Hillcrest Kismet. They were kind of buried in the back so I think the lack of sunlight didn't help much. Hillcrest Kismet is about 6.5' tall and Elma Elizabeth is shooting skyward pretty quickly.
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steves
Oct 8, 2010 10:47 AM CST
Name: steve stevanus
baltimore county maryland





just from the photos that is a ggod one and well worth the wait. I still have 3 or 4 non-bloomers. Steve S.
Steve S.
Imageedewitt
Oct 8, 2010 5:17 PM CST
Name: Eric DeWitt
Mountainair, NM
I just checked and I do in fact have a bud out and slowly trying to produce a bloom for me on my Elma Elizabeth plant.
ImagePoochella
Oct 8, 2010 11:43 PM CST
Name: Annie
Western WA Zone USDA 7b
Relax. It's only a small setback.
It's a great flower. If it could just speed up a bit, I'd like it even more, but Steve is right: good things come to those that wait. Eric if you have any color to your bud at all, you might still get to see a bloom.

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