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vikingcraftsman
Apr 5, 2012 2:24 PM CST
The Duke dahlias still misses sunny in the front yard.Thumb of 2012-04-05/vikingcraftsman/6f7177
Imageteddahlia
May 21, 2012 8:55 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
I will plant another yellow row this year. Will have Bloomquist Barbara, Lakeview Glow, Chimacum Julia, and several more yellows there. My wife says she can never have enough yellow.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageRedmondPhyllis
May 21, 2012 9:03 AM CST
Name: Phyllis Stengl
Sequim, WA
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For me, there's never enough red. I love the black reds best, however, I know that they are what make the brights look brighter, and I don't need to make the entire garden dark!
Imagehonnat
May 21, 2012 11:39 AM CST
St. Paul, MN
I'm trying out AC Golden nickles, bloomquist barbara, and AC young for my new yellows this year. I'm putting AC golden nickles by my Snoho Monika; which should be a nice combo.
ImageIslander
May 21, 2012 8:45 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
I am looking for a soft creamy yellow, small enough for bouquets. Something that would be soft and romantic looking with pale pinks, blues, corals and lavenders. Any idea?...any Min or BB size would be fine. I think the only smaller ones I have this year in yellow are Nick's Pick(supposed to be yellow dusted with orange) , which will be new to me, and Lemon Kiss and Edna.. lovely yellows but B-sized. My "Little Scotty" pom tuber rotted, so I ordered a Lismore Moonlight (I Think) from the Sr Connells. I have not seen it in bloom. It was the only one they still had. I chucked Ahoy Matey for being too too bright and slightly lime colored, not the soft cream I am looking for. I'm looking for something that would fit in with a peace rose..that kind of slightly pink toned yellow.

Ted, what can you tell me about the arrangement of pigments? Is this even possible, since I can't seem to find one? Or Have I just not found it yet?
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Imageedewitt
May 21, 2012 9:00 PM CST
Name: Eric DeWitt
Mountainair, NM
AC Golden Nickles is one I also acquired , I was looking for bright colors and this one reminded me of AC Rooster which at the time I thought I had some viable tubers of and then they all died on me (hopefully the tubers of Rooster I got from Islander bounce back. The USPS really manhandled the package and it looks like it was in direct sunlight for awhile which fried all the plants). I also managed to get some Trooper Dan tubers which should provide a nice brilliant yellow spot in my garden as well.
Imageedewitt
May 21, 2012 9:02 PM CST
Name: Eric DeWitt
Mountainair, NM
teddahlia wrote:Lakeview Glow


Is that the one with quite dark foliage? I was thinking of getting that just because of the stark contrast between the blooms and the plant.
Imagehonnat
May 21, 2012 9:43 PM CST
St. Paul, MN
Islander, if you have an ADS classification book, you could check out the color chart on Ted's web site and find dahlias that match the color you are describing. A lot of the varities now have the chip number next to them in the classification guide. The new one I'm trying AC Young might be the yellow you are looking for: http://www.dahliasuppliers.com/accent/gallery/images/AC YOUN...

Or maybe Wyn's Farmer John, Narrow's Tricia, Skipley Mellow Yellow.

I just looked through Corralitos and noticed
http://cgdahlias.com/dikara_moon.html

Wow, don't make me start my list for next year already!! Glare
ImageIslander
May 22, 2012 10:40 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Edewitt, I am so sorry to hear that the plants got cooked. I had hoped that they would go through quickly and you would be able to retrieve them when they arrived. I do hope they revive...should have been some life let in the tubers for resprouting? Well, it was an experiment and they were spares for me.
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ImageMaryNZ
May 26, 2012 5:41 PM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

Noni, this is one of my NoIDs, but I am almost certain it is Amorangi Pearl. It may be a little too subdued, as our roses fade heaps, and our Peace roses may be paler than yours, but if you can find Amorangi Pearl over there, give it a shot: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6824487944/
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/
ImageIslander
May 27, 2012 10:58 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Oh yes! That would be a nice one. I will keep my eye out for it. I don't have much trouble with dahlias fading...we often start off with what is called a "Marine Layer" by the weatherman, which burns off around 11 AM even on most nice summer days...our natural air conditioning. Only rarely do we top the low 90's (What ever that is in C.)

I started looking through dahlia sites for nice pale yellows and oh my! I need way more dahlias, LOL...(Just filled every available space except in the rose and lily garden where I will tuck in some extras for autumn color). I had what should have been a nice one called "Moonstruck" (Swan Island) but it never grew into a strong plant for me. I know it was there when I dug my tubers but must be among the NoIds now...Maybe I can try it again if I find it.

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Imagehonnat
May 2, 2013 2:01 PM CST
St. Paul, MN
A request to move to the yellow thread -
KimC wrote:I'm looking forward to seeing Inland Dynasty bloom. I added Penhill Yellow Queen, Citron de Cap, Edna C, Polventon Supreme, and Hissy Fitz to my yellow collection. I realized last year my garden was sorely lacking in yellows!


Islander wrote:I seem to have acquired many yellows this year even though I haven't particularly been fond of yellows. Perhaps by mixing them I will find them not so glary...or maybe its our marine gray skies that make them a bit too jolting for me. Anyhow, I seem to have been takin in by the Yellow Bug this year...I know, it was that one creamy yellow dahlia at the Tacoma Test Gardens that I fell for that led to my yellow down fall! Anyhow, should have tubers to trade next year and will share my experience with them over the summer!

My Yellow Pallet (Potentially):
Edna C, HIssy Fitz, Citron De Ca[p App for That, Wyn's Solaris, AC Chicken Ranch, Moon Kissed, Hollyhill Lemon Ice, Camano Pet, Lakeview Lemon Drop, Bloomquist Barbara, Puget Sunshine, A-Peeling, Daikara Moon, Lemon Kiss, Sunny, and smaller ones, are Kelsy Sunshine, Honka, My LIttle Sunshine, Lismore Moonlight (If the tuber grows), Ryecrft Scotty, Ryecroft Yellow Orb, Northland Primrose. Also in yellow tones, Hollyill 6 in 1, WIldcat, Little Scotty. I probably forgot a few...OH yes, Tod just sent Pennhill Yellow Queen. Must get it on the chart! Probably a few other new acquistions I have left off from my trades...


teddahlia wrote:Over the years, have been asked by more people about good yellow dahlias than any other color. It is usually the cut flower people who ask. This is more so than red, purple or whites or orange. It is 1000 times more than ask about bronze dahlias(Actually, I have never been asked about bronze dahlias). On the Garden web, the person wants a list of good yellow dahlias. Every year, Jeanette Benson(who does weddings in dahlias) asks whether I know of a good yellow dahlia. Monte, another club member is always looking for bright yellow. And so on it goes every year. Last year Dan Pearson asked about good yellow dahlias.

Part of the problem is that many dahlias listed as yellow in the classification book are actually light yellow. Of course, light yellow can be nice but these days people are looking for intense colors. The list above is nice but leaves out many nice yellow ones. For example, SB's Sunny and Tahoma Lael are excellent cut flowers in a nice saturated yellow. Chimacum Julia is also very nice. In poms, Yellow Baby is great and I remember the Yellow Baby baskets that Pauline Fanning used to show. They were impressive. Mingus Lucio is the brightest yellow laciniated flower, a shade or three darker yellow than Hissy Fitz.

And last, Parks Dahlias still sells Melqua Joy BB FD Y and it is as bright a deep yellow flower as any I have ever seen.

How can we move these yellow posts to the proper thread under yellow dahlias?

Imagehonnat
May 2, 2013 2:08 PM CST
St. Paul, MN
I have been wondering if I added enough yellow for cut flowers. Lots of "blends" that I might be missing - but my new yellows are -
Inland Dynasty
Trooper Dan
Korb's Yellow Hy Lite
Goldilocks
Ferncliffe Lemon Aura
Lakeview Glow
Nettie

The brightest yellow I've grown is AC Golden Nickles. It made only one tuber last year; and it turns out that one tuber didn't have any eyes. I tried for weeks in a warm moist bag with no luck.
ImageDahliaGardener
May 2, 2013 4:14 PM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
I like the soft color on the Ferncliffe Lemon Aura and Lakeview Glow. Smiling

I am trying Nettie, hoping it's determined; it came broken in my Swan Island order, and in three weeks there aren't any new eye spots doing anything. The only other yellow ball I have is Cherish, but the pictures show it with a pink center, so I was hoping for Nettie to go with things you don't necessarily want a pink center in.

C DG
All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

ImageKimC
May 3, 2013 9:25 PM CST
Oh, and now my memory is jogged by all this talk of yellows to list another chunk of my new yellows...

Wyn's Sundazzler
Sunny
JS Lemon
Bloomquist Barbara
Trooper Dan
Lakeview Glow
Lo Bo

Yellows I still want (yes, I'm already thinking about 2014!):

Korb's Yellow Highlight
Vicki
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ImageDahliaGardener
May 3, 2013 9:30 PM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
Saw you were thinking about 2014, earlier. Down to five on your wish list, now isn't it? Smiling
I have to get through planting all the ones I wished for this year before I can get to next, but I did go back and look at my yellows, and I think I count 35, which is enough. I say I think I counted 35, because some of them look white to me, and some of the 'whites' look yellow, and then there are the blends which sometimes defy description. I guess I will find out when they bloom, what color they are, for sure. Thumbs up

C DG
All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

ImageKimC
May 4, 2013 6:46 PM CST
Well, that's the funny thing about wish lists: they get bigger or smaller depending on circumstances. Smiling
I just added Hollyhill Big Pink as it was 'missing in action' from my Cowlitz order :-(
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ImageDahliaGardener
May 4, 2013 7:11 PM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
MIA tubers are definitely frown-worthy, maybe even tear-worthy, depending. Sorry to hear you didn't get the BIG PINK.

C DG
All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

ImageDahliaGardener
May 4, 2013 9:57 PM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
So Kim was looking at Croydon Jumbo, and I thought I'd just look at all the Croydon listings in the National Collection; there's a Croydon Ace listed that's a yellow that looks like it could really blow your mind! Blinking

Frey's Dahlias has it, here, but it's sold out: http://www.freysdahlias.com/catalog/item/5428203/5397873.htm

I like the National Collection's picture better, http://www.national-dahlia-collection.co.uk/en/croydon-ace.h... but Frey's looks pretty close, just a little less lighting in their picture.

I don't always like too much yellow, but one that looks almost fluorescent could be interesting... Maybe for next year? Hilarious!

C DG
All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

ImageKimC
May 4, 2013 10:08 PM CST
I have Croydon Ace....it's BIG and YELLOW! Big Grin No pictures though. They were just starting to bloom when the frost hit. Sad

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