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Imageteddahlia
Mar 4, 2019 10:18 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
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Apricot is only a "Sylvia" color, what is the dahlia color? Most color names have no definitions, meaning no one has determined a specific color range for that color in terms of Red, Blue, and Green. There are thousands of color chips at the paint store and all have names. Go to a different paint store and the colors will have 98% different names.

Dahlia nerds have their set of color chips and I have loaded them onto the Hollyhill website for all to see.
http://hollyhilldahlias.aroundbeantown.com/ADSColor/ADSColor...
Everybody complains that they are not very accurate and are difficult to use. My biggest complaint is that bronze is not a color familiar to 99% of Americans and why is it listed as a dahlia color?
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
BarryO
Mar 4, 2019 4:01 PM CST
Ted, your gripe about Bronze is well taken. My pet peeve concerns the inadequate chips (9) for white, none of which bear any relation to the blooms I see in the Trial Garden.
BarryO
ImageIslander
Mar 4, 2019 9:00 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Good point. I had Bloomquist Mary last year and she was listed as white. Put her with a bucket of other whites and she is definitely an Ivory white...which I really liked. I think ivory is a softer, more pleasant color then stark white. However, for a bride that wants pure white to match a white dress, Bloomquist Mary doesn't work. With an "antique" white is would be wonderful. (Lessons I learned while helping daughter number 3 shop for her wedding dress.).
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ImageDillyDahlia
Mar 12, 2019 8:18 AM CST
Name: Tina
NY Zone 5b/6a
Flower Power!
teddahlia wrote:Thumb of 2019-02-26/teddahlia/63eb58
When does yellow turn into orange? Yellow or orange? Very few of you would say bronze, but bronze is a dahlia color. I would dump the color bronze and call them gold instead.


Oh... I really love this color.
“Early to bed, early to rise, plant like hell...and fertilize!” P Allen Smith
ImageIslander
Mar 12, 2019 3:18 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Maybe its "Golden Honeydew" color...I think I have had melons close to that color but its been too long since melon season to remember for sure. Definitely not cantaloupe orange color.

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Imageteddahlia
May 25, 2020 9:49 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
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Back in 2003 and 2004 we grew a very light yellow BB sized flower called Hollyhill Summerwhite. It was not a popular color in those days and we lost all stock in about 2006. Nowadays, it would sell very well. We were trying for show flowers in those days. This was also an ID flower and not popular with show judges.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageIslander
May 25, 2020 10:13 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
It is too bad that one was lost. I really like the softest yellows like this.
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ImageDillyDahlia
May 26, 2020 9:45 AM CST
Name: Tina
NY Zone 5b/6a
Flower Power!
Me too, this pale lemony yellow is lovely with soft lavender colors.
“Early to bed, early to rise, plant like hell...and fertilize!” P Allen Smith
ImageClearCreekDahlias
Jun 25, 2020 7:50 AM CST
Western New York State
Dahlias! Dahlias! Dahlias!
A friend of mine bred this yellow dahlia which he named Jeanette after his wife. Nice BB sizes yellow, prolific bloomer, nice stems for cuttings, and makes lots of tubers. It also has an ADS bench score.
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Imageteddahlia
Jun 25, 2020 8:14 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Very deep yellow flowers that could work well when paired with other deep colors. I like a deep purple with such a yellow. You do not see that combination much in bouquets.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageIslander
Jun 25, 2020 1:58 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
I don't think a dark purple and yellow bouquet would have sold for me unless it had some other fragrant and fabulous flowers in it... I would have added yellow snapdragons and several whites with different textures. Most any yellow that sold for me was a pastel yellow... Purples sold better mixed with soft corals, pinks, blues and maybe silvery foliage.
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