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ImageCosey
Jul 3, 2020 1:01 PM CST
Name: LeeAnn
Zone 6b, Pennsylvania
SteveM wrote:

Thanks, LeeAnn. I am growing Blizzard for the first time this year as my "go-to" small white and, so far, am impressed with it as a cut flower. The plants are fairly short but the stems are adequate. So far, I don't see any burning. I grew Brookside Snowball about 30 years ago and don't remember much about it. I have never grown Ryecroft Jan. I will look into Hillcrest Amour for next season.


Blizzard is a very profitable flower. It might not win, but it will make a farmer money. I like it's strong upright plant habit. I don't think I've ever seen it fall over or get damaged by a storm. The stems are long enough and it keeps on blooming. AND it makes enough tubers and they all store. What else could you want for a production cut flower? I've had several flower farmers ask me to breed a blizzard in every color. Then they wouldn't need to plant anything else 😂

SteveM
Jul 3, 2020 1:41 PM CST
Name: Steve
San Diego
Commercial cut flower grower
Cosey wrote:

Blizzard is a very profitable flower. It might not win, but it will make a farmer money. I like it's strong upright plant habit. I don't think I've ever seen it fall over or get damaged by a storm. The stems are long enough and it keeps on blooming. AND it makes enough tubers and they all store. What else could you want for a production cut flower? I've had several flower farmers ask me to breed a blizzard in every color. Then they wouldn't need to plant anything else 😂



While you're at it, make the new varieties slightly taller so I don't have to bend over to pick them. Smiling
ImageCosey
Jul 3, 2020 8:13 PM CST
Name: LeeAnn
Zone 6b, Pennsylvania
SteveM wrote:

While you're at it, make the new varieties slightly taller so I don't have to bend over to pick them. Smiling


You might have better luck hilling your beds to get the extra height needed. 😉
Imageteddahlia
Feb 27, 2021 10:50 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
This is an old thread but white will always be popular. Our local house paint company sent out an advertising email to customers to show them what is available in off white, they call the colors "soft whites". They ae so good at naming colors.
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I think I would want a Eugenia color dahlia but I would change the name, maybe sugar dust..... Confused
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageIslander
Feb 27, 2021 11:13 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Sugar Dust! I love it. I hope it would be one of those that kind of sparkles in the sun...I know we have talked about "diamond dust" and dahias that seem to sparkle...Is it something we can breed toward? Anyone know more about what makes that sparkle on some dahlias?
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