Discussion of Colors, Forms or Varieties forum: "Alpen Diamond"

After 13 years online, Cubits.org is scheduled to be shut down. Please make sure you have the contact information for all your friends, and that you download whatever content you want from this site.

Views: 14, Replies: 3 » Jump to the end
Imageedewitt
Aug 15, 2011 10:33 PM CST
Name: Eric DeWitt
Mountainair, NM
Released by the McClaren's in 2004 this lavender/white collarette dahlia is a bit distinctive from most collarettes with it's pointed petal tips. This is my first year growing it and if it's anything like the other Alpen releases I've grown it's most likely to be a very prolific bloomer.

Thumb of 2011-08-16/edewitt/86d688 Thumb of 2011-08-16/edewitt/66f12e
Imagetgarland
Aug 16, 2011 2:42 PM CST
Name: Tim Garland
Boise, Idaho
I like Alpen's flowers. I have met Bill McClaren a couple of times. One at a judging class and onece at a book signing. Good man. He sold Alpen a few years back but I think he still does hybrids through them.
ImagePoochella
Aug 20, 2011 10:02 PM CST
Name: Annie
Western WA Zone USDA 7b
Relax. It's only a small setback.
Love the shading from the collarette petals on this shot, and the outline of purple on those same petals.

I've only had one Alpen variety in white, forgot the name, lost it over winter, but it was a good bloomer. Bill McLaren's Encylcopedia of Dahlias book is a hallmark in the dahlia world, but quite spendy if new and in hardcover from Amazon.
Imagetgarland
Aug 22, 2011 2:58 PM CST
Name: Tim Garland
Boise, Idaho
Bill's Encyclopedia is a must to get you through the winter.

« Back to the top
« Cubits.org homepage
« Growing Dahlias: cubit homepage
« Discussion of Colors, Forms or Varieties forum

You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Growing Dahlias:

A place to learn about dahlias, and a vibrant community of dahlia growers to ask, share and enjoy.

» Home
» Forums
» Articles
» Store
» Database
» FAQ
» Links

Cubit owner: Poochella

Admin team:

The Discussion Dahlia

'Unrecognized Form' Dahlias
Thumb of 2015-12-15/CCvacation/d189da
Click here to discuss the current dahlia flavor of the season!

Discussion of previous dahlias can be found here.