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Imageteddahlia
Feb 13, 2012 4:47 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Dahlias come in many variegated color schemes. Many are white with red or purple spots, some are yellow with dark red spots. At least one is light pink with red spots. There are few with a lavender-purple background and dark red or purple spots. I believe there are some that have an apricot orange background and dark red spots.

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Hollyhill Bewitched
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
Imagetgarland
Feb 14, 2012 9:12 AM CST
Name: Tim Garland
Boise, Idaho
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Here are two of my favorites. Forty Niner and High Impact. I have tried to grow fortyniner twice and got no tubers at the end of the year. I also lost my High Impact tubers a while back. So I do not have either of these any more. If anyone does and wants to send them my way, I would be greatful.
Imageedewitt
Feb 14, 2012 10:19 AM CST
Name: Eric DeWitt
Boise, Idaho
You may want to check out "Verrone's Steven D" for a near substitute of "Hy Impact". I've got a small list of variegated dahlias I'll be growing this year. I'm looking forward to Rolf, Mingus Toni, Shea's Rainbow, & Hollyhill Bewitched. My favorite so far has been "Hollyhill 6-In-1" with it's ridiculous variety of different blooms. I'd be perfectly content with a flower bed of just that. Here's my RaeAnn's Teacher from 2010 and English Breakfast from last year.

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ImageRedmondPhyllis
Feb 14, 2012 1:14 PM CST
Name: Phyllis Stengl
Sequim, WA
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We all know that if you look around enough, you can find a dahlia that is similar to something that you used to love, but can't find anymore. One of my old favs was Ad Lib. In fact, I think it used to be my top favorite. But mine died and I couldn't find good stock. Can anyone recommend one that's similar? VAR PK/R AA Cactus. I would not have called mine pink and red. That sounds more like Mingus Toni. Mine was more two shades of purple. In fact . . . Thumb of 2012-02-14/RedmondPhyllis/b19d48 I even had the loveliest sport of this one, one plant of it reverted to solid dark purple. I was hard pressed to decide whether I liked the varigated version better than the solid, so kept both.
Imagehonnat
Feb 14, 2012 11:14 PM CST
St. Paul, MN
This one was at the late MN show this year with a blue ribbon for best Var Waterlily. Stunning color combo - Hollyhill Tigress Thumb of 2012-02-15/honnat/bad1b6
Imageteddahlia
Feb 16, 2012 1:02 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Rolf gets my vote for the brightest color combination. It is our belief that Hollyhill Tigress got it's variegation form Rolf. As a show flower, Rolf does not do well as it's form is rather poor. But if you are a photographer, it wins every time. Thumb of 2012-02-16/teddahlia/298c4c
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
Imageedewitt
Feb 16, 2012 1:40 PM CST
Name: Eric DeWitt
Boise, Idaho
Yeah, that was the picture that convinced me to get Rolf.
ImageMaryNZ
Feb 16, 2012 6:09 PM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

The very even variegation is a plus, I think.
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/
Imageteddahlia
May 24, 2012 12:45 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Another nice older variegated is Bristol Stripe.Thumb of 2012-05-24/teddahlia/6ade91
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
Imageedewitt
May 24, 2012 1:07 PM CST
Name: Eric DeWitt
Boise, Idaho
I love that combination of colors for variegation, I had one a few years ago that looked like Hulin's Carnival but the petals were cupped outward rather than inward and the lady that sold it to me just called it "Purple Crayon" because she didn't know what cultivar it was. I also had a large variegated called "TAIHEIYO", that produced large blooms of the same color. Here's the "Purple Crayon" bloom.

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I'm somewhat doubtful my Rolf made it and I don't know why, everything else have is fine but I checked the tuber and the sprout that was on it seems to have rotted and there aren't any visible eyes on the tuber which seems to be in normal condition. I'm aggravated with myself for not knowing what I could've done to prevent whatever it is that I did.
ImageRedmondPhyllis
May 24, 2012 10:01 PM CST
Name: Phyllis Stengl
Sequim, WA
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Ted, the picture that you posted above, I'm confused. Is it Rolf or Hollyhill Tigress. The varigation seen in the photo is beautiful. Hurray!
Imageteddahlia
May 24, 2012 10:11 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
The picture of Rolf was taken several years before Hollyhill Tigress was bred. It is definitely Rolf. We do not know the pollen parent of Hollyhill Bewitched but we have always thought it was Rolf. Bewitched was crossed with Pam Howden and Tigress was the result. They do have similar color schemes. I believe that Rolf has smaller dots and streaks than most variegated dahlias. Thumb of 2012-05-25/teddahlia/d321c9
Hollyhill Tigress
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
Imageteddahlia
May 30, 2012 11:07 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Went to a nursery that grows full sized dahlias to the booming stage in the greenhouse and sells them for about $20.00. Most varieties I did not recognize but Hy Pimento was there in full bloom. Great color and great form too. I believe that they get "liners" from a Dutch distributor and grow them from the cuttings. Hy Pimento is not too well distributed here as I see only four sellers on the Big List.
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
Imagehonnat
May 30, 2012 2:47 PM CST
St. Paul, MN
Didn't bring your camera Ted? :) I googled it and it looks nice. It also looks like it might be distributed more in the UK. I used to kind of shy away from the varigated. Some reason they just didn't look right to me. I think I was convinced the more photos I saw and the more I saw them at shows. This year I'm trying Harvey Koop and Verrone's Steven D. We'll see if they convince me to try more. That photo of Bristol Stripe has got it on my wish list for next year.
Imageedewitt
May 30, 2012 3:29 PM CST
Name: Eric DeWitt
Boise, Idaho
honnat, I'd really recommend Hollyhill 6-In-1, it's quite a treat. I'm growing 3 plants of it this year (usually I only grow one of everything.) The first bloom won me over and then a completely different looking bloom came next. Just make sure to keep the foliage from quickly growing over the blooms. It's a shame the red variety turned into a dud.

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Imageteddahlia
Jul 30, 2012 8:52 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
I could not resist posting a picture of our second year seedling that is variegated and has a very rare form: it is a "fully double orchid". On orchid dahlias the petals roll the opposite way from from cactus dahlias(involute is the term and cactus dahlias are revolute) and you see the back of the petal along with the front of the petal. I saw an orchid seedling at the Federation judges seminar on Saturday and it had two rows of petals and I would call it a "partially double orchid". The form on this variegated is a bit rough but it does look exotic to me. This form is not recognized by the American Dahlia Society and the flower would be call a "Novelty Fully Double, NX.
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“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
Imagehonnat
Jul 30, 2012 10:33 AM CST
St. Paul, MN
That is a very unique dahlia. This year, I am trying Vista Minnie and it has a similar form. Ted, I believe you grow/sell this one too. Here is the photo from Les & Viv
http://www.dahliasbylesandviv.com/11catalogimages/vistaminni...
Imageteddahlia
Jul 30, 2012 6:18 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
I sold out of tubers of Vista Minnie and only had a couple left for me. It is blooming as I write this.
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
ImageRedmondPhyllis
Jul 31, 2012 8:50 PM CST
Name: Phyllis Stengl
Sequim, WA
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You have to leave a few for you! I like that one!
ImageMaryNZ
Aug 19, 2012 3:22 AM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

I really like that Vista Minnie :)
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/

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