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Imageteddahlia
Feb 13, 2012 5:19 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Bicolor dahlias generally have white tips on the petals. Another version of bicolor has white stripes that extends down the petals. When breeding dahlias, bicolors are not quite as common as other color schemes. My favorite bicolor dahlia is Rejman's Polish Kid. It has a very nice shade of pure red and nice white tips on a very well formed flower.
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Imageedewitt
Feb 13, 2012 8:19 PM CST
Name: Eric DeWitt
Mountainair, NM
Also a favorite bicolor of mine, so symmetrical.

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Most of my blooms turn out like this though with a bit more white than red. I think the heat plays a part in that.

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ImageMaryNZ
Feb 14, 2012 12:26 AM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

I remember an old purple and white bicolour here. People used to complain of it showing more white every year. I have no idea what the mechanism for that would be.
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I also spend time in FB Dahlia groups at http://www.facebook.com/groups/363854624030/ and http://www.facebook.com/groups/dahlias/
ImageRedmondPhyllis
Feb 14, 2012 1:21 PM CST
Name: Phyllis Stengl
Sequim, WA
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How about Sharky? I have 5 pictures of it, and none show it's wonderful roundness and get a good closeup of the bi colors. I am very partial to this one! Anyone have a better picture of Sharky?
ImageMaryNZ
Feb 15, 2012 1:34 AM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

On the whole, I'm not a bicolour appreciator, but I am hoping to get Peaches 'N' Cream. There seem to be two Dahlias going by this name. This is the one I'm after: http://www.stanford.edu/group/dahlia_genetics/cultivars/peac...
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ImageIslander
Apr 2, 2012 9:14 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
I LOVE Peaches n Cream! , yes, the one in your picture. So far I have not had a big husky plant of it as it was late to sprout this last year. I hope this year it will take off and make many flowers for me. I hope you can get one too.
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ImageMaryNZ
Apr 2, 2012 9:55 PM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

I love your photo of it! Thanks for posting it!
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Imageteddahlia
Apr 3, 2012 9:11 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
I have grown that one too and it is spectacular in the garden and can win in the shows too. It is unfortunate that it is a poor tuber maker/keeper. If it made lots of good tubers, it would be one of the more popular varieties. Another fantastic bicolor is Skipley Spot. When it is shown, it generally wins. It too, is notorious for poor tubers. I do not believe that there is a curse on poor tubers from bicolors as Sharky, Rejman's Polish Kid, Chimacum Luke all are excellent show flowers and garden flowers and make lots of tubers.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
Imageedewitt
Apr 3, 2012 1:59 PM CST
Name: Eric DeWitt
Mountainair, NM
Skipley Spot is a pretty enjoyable bloom, fortunately I managed to store my two tubers properly over this past winter so it will continue to be in my garden this year.

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Imagetgarland
Apr 3, 2012 3:14 PM CST
Name: Tim Garland
Boise, Idaho
I have all but given up on bicolors. They just can't take the heat here. Some do OK but not what other areas get booms to look like. Most end up just one color.
ImageMaryNZ
Apr 4, 2012 12:09 AM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

How hot are your summers?
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/
Imagetgarland
Apr 4, 2012 7:39 AM CST
Name: Tim Garland
Boise, Idaho
We usually have a couple weeks straight of 95 to 105, depending on the year. Most of the summer is 90+. Dry though. We only get a total of about 12 inches of precipatation a year. Above 95 all the plants seem to go dormant. They quit growing and conserve energy. I shoot a sprinkler over the dahlias during the hottest part of the day to try and cool them down. It seems to help.
ImageMaryNZ
Apr 4, 2012 3:55 PM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

That's pretty hot.
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/
vikingcraftsman
Apr 5, 2012 3:40 PM CST
I don't know if you consider this a bi color or not.Thumb of 2012-04-05/vikingcraftsman/7c9933
ImageIslander
Apr 5, 2012 10:38 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
So is there a catagory for tri-colors? Here is Summit Festival, another favorite of mine.Thumb of 2012-04-06/Islander/7b62b4
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Imageteddahlia
Apr 6, 2012 9:14 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
I ordered Summit Festival this year as we have heard that it is an almost waterlily and has an exotic look.
Speaking of tri colors there was/is a special class for them at the Lane County Show. They had a member who had developed Harlequin another tri color and he passed away. The class would bring out some very nice Harlequin flowers.

When the ADS switched to the 4 digit numbering system, they increased the color number possibilities to include things like black and tri color but have not yet included them. There are really not too many tri colors that have show form. Another one is Daffy by the Boleys and in fact they have some other ones too.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageIslander
Apr 7, 2012 4:45 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Summit Festival is one of my special dahlias that makes me smile when I see it, It is such a pretty waterlily shape that I have floated it on my ornamental pond where it looks perfect :-). The color us usually much more defined with the Raspberry in a band between the orange and white.

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Imagetgarland
May 8, 2012 2:18 PM CST
Name: Tim Garland
Boise, Idaho
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Here is what happens to Bi-colors here in the heat in Boise. The first picture is in september in cooler weather. The second is in the heat of summer.
ImageKimC
Jan 26, 2013 9:35 PM CST
Most reliable bi-colors in my garden: Frigoulet and Alauna Clair Obscure.

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Imageteddahlia
May 4, 2013 9:21 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
I bought a Popcorn at the Portland Dahlia Society sale. It is a very bright bicolor in yellow and white. I see on the Big List that only Linda's Dahlias sells it any more. No pictures on the internet either. Great cut flower.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.

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