Discussion of Colors, Forms or Varieties forum: Bright ORANGE

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Imagehonnat
Feb 2, 2012 3:01 PM CST
St. Paul, MN
I've enjoyed the talk on color lately. Informative and inspiring me to think of ordering more dahlias!! Crying

I was wondering what each of your experience is in true bright orange dahlias. I added AC CJ to my list this year, as well as Carmen Mariana. Anyone have examples of true bright oranges that they have grown?

This color (or brighter - without turning to red)
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Imagetgarland
Feb 2, 2012 3:33 PM CST
Name: Tim Garland
Boise, Idaho
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This is Swans Olympic Flame. It is about as close as I have in my collection.
Imageedewitt
Feb 2, 2012 4:30 PM CST
Name: Eric DeWitt
Mountainair, NM
From all the photos I've seen Hollyhill Tangerine seems to be a consistent bright orange. You ended up talking me into ordering "Hotshot", that thing is bright.
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Imagetodgor
Feb 2, 2012 4:41 PM CST
Name: Tod Gordon
West Caldwell, NJ
Perhaps Vesuvius, though I have not seen it in person:

http://www.parksdahlias.com/pk/vesuvius.jpg
Imageteddahlia
Feb 2, 2012 6:54 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Vesuvius is an unbelievably intense orange. Hollyhill Tangerine is as bright but is one half shade towards red orange and if you are color purist, Vesuvius wins. There is nothing as nice as Vesuvius in Orange. I have seen a Colwood Crush flower that was nice. Ruskin Marigold can be nice orange but it hardly grows.two feet tall in my garden.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
Imagehonnat
Feb 2, 2012 7:57 PM CST
St. Paul, MN
Vesuvius looks amazing. I had seen it before; but forgot about that one. You know a flower is bright when most of the photos of it are a bit blurred because the camera can't take in all the color saturation.

I knew I shouldn't have posted this question! Now I might have to order 'one more' dahlia for the year. And then, I'll say - well as long as I'm getting one - they have the same shipping price for two.....and on and on it goes. Sticking tongue out
ImageRedmondPhyllis
Feb 2, 2012 9:37 PM CST
Name: Phyllis Stengl
Sequim, WA
Deer are beautiful if they don't e
AND you will find yourself with many more orange than anything else!!! Better talk purple, red and yellow too . . .
ImageMaryNZ
Feb 2, 2012 9:52 PM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

It would be better for our wallets, then, to discuss sky blue!
My photos are licensed CC BY (Attribution). More Dahlia photos here.
I also spend time in FB Dahlia groups at http://www.facebook.com/groups/363854624030/ and http://www.facebook.com/groups/dahlias/
ImageRedmondPhyllis
Feb 3, 2012 12:51 AM CST
Name: Phyllis Stengl
Sequim, WA
Deer are beautiful if they don't e
That would be most . . . frugal.
Imagetodgor
Feb 3, 2012 7:44 AM CST
Name: Tod Gordon
West Caldwell, NJ
MaryNZ wrote:It would be better for our wallets, then, to discuss sky blue!


Ha! Then you will get me buying irises and delphiniums! :) Working on my blue garden section.

Imageteddahlia
Feb 3, 2012 12:10 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Swans Olympic Flame is an older variety that may have taken the prize for orange back when. Still a very bight orange.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
Imagetodgor
Feb 6, 2012 6:41 PM CST
Name: Tod Gordon
West Caldwell, NJ
teddahlia wrote:Vesuvius is an unbelievably intense orange. Hollyhill Tangerine is as bright but is one half shade towards red orange and if you are color purist, Vesuvius wins. There is nothing as nice as Vesuvius in Orange. I have seen a Colwood Crush flower that was nice. Ruskin Marigold can be nice orange but it hardly grows.two feet tall in my garden.


Aaghhh .. I was off to buy Vesuvius and the last one sold, ah well, did not have the room anyway. At least I have Chee to act as a lighthouse beacon!

http://www.janscountrygarden.com/linked/chee.jpg
ImageRedmondPhyllis
Feb 6, 2012 7:33 PM CST
Name: Phyllis Stengl
Sequim, WA
Deer are beautiful if they don't e
That's Chee is a nice one too! But . . . I'm still going to watch the sales for Vesuvius. I might just get lucky!
Imagehonnat
Feb 6, 2012 10:07 PM CST
St. Paul, MN
I couldn't find a Vesuvius either. Only place I still saw it was Mountain Valley Dahlias; and I don't think they've updated their website in a couple years. Hard to tell though.

Must be fate. I really do have more dahlias than I have room for.....unless I sell the lawn mower.
ImageMaryNZ
Feb 6, 2012 11:11 PM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

My kids are disowning me if I get orange ones. Apricot is OK though.
My photos are licensed CC BY (Attribution). More Dahlia photos here.
I also spend time in FB Dahlia groups at http://www.facebook.com/groups/363854624030/ and http://www.facebook.com/groups/dahlias/
Imagehonnat
Feb 6, 2012 11:32 PM CST
St. Paul, MN
Orange is a "controversial" color in the garden. You either love it or hate it. I think it's fantastic!
Imagehonnat
Feb 6, 2012 11:50 PM CST
St. Paul, MN
While digging up yellow photos - I found another of my favorite Verrone's Sandra J. This bloom was LATE in the year when we had a spell of mid 80's in late September. This is not a typical color for this variety (for me); but it is pretty close to the orange I'm looking for!
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ImageMaryNZ
Feb 6, 2012 11:54 PM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

I think some of my cream, apricot and salmon combos need a bit of orange and coral to lift them. It may be that people who don't weed much get ignored, you never know.
My photos are licensed CC BY (Attribution). More Dahlia photos here.
I also spend time in FB Dahlia groups at http://www.facebook.com/groups/363854624030/ and http://www.facebook.com/groups/dahlias/
ImageMaryNZ
Feb 6, 2012 11:55 PM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

Wow! That one came up while I was typing. A good road safety orange!
My photos are licensed CC BY (Attribution). More Dahlia photos here.
I also spend time in FB Dahlia groups at http://www.facebook.com/groups/363854624030/ and http://www.facebook.com/groups/dahlias/
ImageRedmondPhyllis
Feb 7, 2012 9:20 AM CST
Name: Phyllis Stengl
Sequim, WA
Deer are beautiful if they don't e
Can you . . . put your orange in the back so the kids don't see it?

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