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Imageteddahlia
Feb 6, 2012 6:57 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
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Believe it or not there are not enough good yellow dahlias out there. One of my favorites is Chimacum Julia B IC Y. It is nice bright shade of yellow and is a very nice flower for all purposes. In this picture the flower is not as incurved cactus as it usually is. This flower was grown and shown by the originators David and Leone Smith of Chimacum Washington. It was a very intense yellow and I bet they gave it some shading.
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“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
ImageRedmondPhyllis
Feb 6, 2012 7:31 PM CST
Name: Phyllis Stengl
Sequim, WA
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A couple years ago, I grew the nicest Inland Dynasty! Big, bright yellow, well shaped . . . did I say big? Loved that Inland Dynasty!
ImageMaryNZ
Feb 6, 2012 11:08 PM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

We have shaded and unshaded show classes here. Is it the same there?
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Imagehonnat
Feb 6, 2012 11:45 PM CST
St. Paul, MN
Tahoma Lael (MB - Y) is the brightest yellow I've grown - but I haven't grown many. I'm adding a few other bright yellows this year. We'll see if they out-glow this one.
The best & brightest colors are the most difficult to photograph! You've got to sneak up on them EARLY in the morning or just as the sun goes down. Even then, I had to try to shade them or try some camera tricks to keep them from getting washed out. The first one is from 2010 and the 2nd from 2011.
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ImageMaryNZ
Feb 6, 2012 11:57 PM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

LOL, time to dim the screen! That's intense!
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Imageteddahlia
Feb 7, 2012 10:55 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
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Tahoma Lael is an excellent show flower. These five flowers were almost perfectly matched in size, color and maturity. Shown by it's originator, Les Connell. It makes lots of flowers and is easy to grow. Not that many dahlias out there with such a bright yellow color.
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
Imagehonnat
Feb 7, 2012 11:17 AM CST
St. Paul, MN
That's a great display. I have had luck growing Tahoma Lael; but not THAT good of luck. I did enter it into a show this year; but the bloom wasn't great and won only a 2nd place ribbon in it's class (with no competition). It wasn't really uniform for me. the ones that I photographed are a bit better; but I have a difficult time keeping them perfectly round, and with 'clean' colors. I think our HOT Minnesota summer last year messed with some of the blooms. It did cool down in August; but we had consecutive days in mid 90's in late June and most of July.
That photo makes me want to give it another try!
Imageteddahlia
Feb 7, 2012 6:32 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
I got some stock of Tahoma Lael in 2010 and grew it and was disappointed and threw it away. I ordered some from Les Connell and it was much better. If I were growing for cut flowers, I would probably grow more SB's Sunny than Tahoma Lael. Not quite as good a show flower but bushes are tall and healthy they have lots of blooms that are slightly larger than Lael.
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SB's Sunny MB Yellow
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
Imageedewitt
Feb 7, 2012 6:40 PM CST
Name: Eric DeWitt
Boise, Idaho
Poochella had posted a picture of Ferncliff Lemon Aura last year that seemed to be quite a bright yellow.

EDIT:
Poochella wrote:
Ferncliff Lemon Aura was a happy save from last year- only one small clumplet saved from my plant in 2010. I am grateful it wasn't lost.
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Imagetgarland
Feb 10, 2012 9:23 AM CST
Name: Tim Garland
Boise, Idaho
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Windhaven Highlight. This is a monster plant for me. It is always by far the tallest plant in the yard.
ImageMaryNZ
Feb 10, 2012 11:16 AM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

I have a yellow bud opening on one of my lucky dip unlabeled Dahlia Society plants. Almost scared to look this morning. Not a yellow person!
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ImageMaryNZ
Feb 11, 2012 6:45 PM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

Yellow and raised in NZ:

Amorangi Joy
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Carnbrea Moonshadow
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Otara Jubilee
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Rural Dirk
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Wanabee Rhonda
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Yella Fella
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ImageMaryNZ
Mar 6, 2012 1:48 AM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

My Hamilton Lillian is yellow. Could that be caused by shade?

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ImageGnildir
Mar 7, 2012 8:09 PM CST
Name: Aaron
Castle Rock, Wa
Without Edison, where would we be a
I still have not heard anyone say "Hamari Accord" yet. It is a good show flower and usually ends up on the head table.Thumb of 2012-03-08/Gnildir/188107
ImageMaryNZ
Mar 7, 2012 10:35 PM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

Agreed. Nice, neat centres. Brighter yellow than that here.
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Imageteddahlia
Mar 8, 2012 11:03 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Hamari Accord produces normal sized tubers with very small necks that are easily broken when dug. So, the average person tends to lose their stock. It is not a real vigorous grower and it does need some special care to produce the show winning flowers. Having said that, it has won very many best in show awards. The flowers have a very slow to open pollen center and it can be picked many days before a show. During these days before the show, it continues to develop and it achieves great depth. It has great symmetry and every ray floret seems to be in exactly the correct position. Since the color is a medium yellow, it generally has few color flaws. If the same flower were red or purple, it would not win in shows nearly as much as the darker colors show more flaws such as uneven color or slight fading or even rain spots.

If you are a show fanatic you definitely have an excellent chance of doing very well with Hamari Accord(or Light Accord, a lighter yellow sport). Having sung all the praises of the great Hamari Accord, it is being replaced in many show gardens by Narrows Tricia, purportedly a seedling of Hamari Accord.

Narrows Tricia is easier to grow and grows nearly a foot taller than Hamari Accord. The tubers are no bigger but they have normal necks and are easy to keep. The flowers are essentially the same color although they are slightly different and I believe Narrows Tricia is just a bit lighter yellow. Narrows Tricia was so similar to Hamari Accord that in the UK they insisted initially that they were the same variety. Genetic testing proved that wrong. Narrows Tricia has a bit of tendency to be just a bit down facing in some people's gardens(and not in others!). Since Narrows Tricia is easier to grow and exhibit, it has been doing quite well in the shows. I do not believe it is a case of Narrows Tricia winning over a well presented Hamari Accord but rather that fewer people are exhibiting Hamari Accord.


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“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
Imageedewitt
Mar 8, 2012 11:45 AM CST
Name: Eric DeWitt
Boise, Idaho
That's a nice one! The only one I've grown similar to that is Trooper Dan which I liked quite a bit although the plant is probably quite small compared to Narrows Tricia, the blooms seem to be slightly more yellow.

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Imageteddahlia
Mar 8, 2012 12:05 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Trooper Dan is one of the shortest dahlias in my garden. It would probably be better grown under shade cloth so that it would reach to about 4 feet instead of the very short for an A sized, 3 feet. It is an intense yellow, darker than Hamari Accord and I really like that. It is an excellent show flower and especially in the early shows because it blooms earlier than most A sized dahlias.
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
Imagetgarland
Mar 8, 2012 3:41 PM CST
Name: Tim Garland
Boise, Idaho
I've been a harmari accord fan but I agree with Ted, it is a bit tough to grow. It took me a few years to build up a good stock. It might be fun to grow Narrows Tricia and compare.
ImageMaryNZ
Mar 8, 2012 9:16 PM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

OK, I shall definitely overwinter my Hamari Accord in the ground, as we do have that option here. Good to know these things!
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