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Imageteddahlia
Feb 14, 2012 4:54 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Lavender is a difficult color to describe. Many of the color chips are pink. Lavender must be a pink with some blue added. Here is Lavender color chip 13
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We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
Imageedewitt
Feb 14, 2012 9:34 PM CST
Name: Eric DeWitt
Mountainair, NM
Lavender is definitely one of those colors I have a very hard time sorting out from the rest.
ImageMaryNZ
Feb 14, 2012 9:50 PM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

NZ raised Dahlias that I deem to be lavenderish, bearing in mind that my camera is not good with that part of the spectrum:

Taratahi Lilac
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Valla's Abigail
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NZ raised Dahlias that I consider to be pink, but which look a bit like some "lavenders" I have seen:
Carnbrea Magic
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Colt45
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Kotare Irene
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I could consult the handbook, and see what it thinks is lavender, but it is a hot, steamy afternoon, and I think my brain melted.
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/
ImageMaryNZ
Feb 14, 2012 9:55 PM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

I have Carnbrea Magic here - a wonderfully robust plant with thick, glossy leaves. Highly recommended.
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/
ImageRedmondPhyllis
Feb 14, 2012 11:33 PM CST
Name: Phyllis Stengl
Sequim, WA
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Would Vassio Meggos qualify?

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ImageMaryNZ
Feb 15, 2012 12:27 AM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

Whether it qualifies as lavender or not, I really hope someone imports it. I just love every photo I have seen of it! I'm pretty happy that you posted another one for me to look at!
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/
Imagetodgor
Feb 15, 2012 11:43 AM CST
Name: Tod Gordon
West Caldwell, NJ
Almand Joy comes to mind:
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Imageteddahlia
Apr 18, 2012 12:38 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Has anyone grown the lavender ball called JS Miriam? If it is the one I remember seeing at the trial garden a couple of years ago, It was nicely formed lavender ball that looked good only after the heat of the summer. I was able to get a tuber and am hopeful it will do well. Thumb of 2012-04-18/teddahlia/15e5f9
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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steves
Apr 18, 2012 4:53 PM CST
Name: steve stevanus
baltimore county maryland
Like that
Steve S.
ImageIslander
Apr 22, 2012 5:34 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Sandria Shomei
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Imageteddahlia
Apr 22, 2012 9:08 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
My wife won her first best in show arrangement using Shomei. It is still one of her favorite waterlilies. It has been a poor tuber maker for us and I am taking some cuttings so we will have several plants in the ground. Last year we only had about four plants in the ground and that was not nearly enough to satisfy her. Maybe eight will do the trick.

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Here it is paired with Hollyhill Monet.
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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ImageIslander
Apr 23, 2012 8:45 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Is H. Monet one that is on the market now? I like the looks of it! I agree with your wife about Sandria Shomei. Even though I can never have one favorite dahlia it would be high on my list! Is it something about lavenders that they do not make lots of tubers? I had few tubers from any of my lavenders this year. That includes Mary, Sandria Shomei, Jordan Nicole, and Bluetiful. Where as Verrone's Sandra K gave me 13 good tubers off of one plant!
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Imageteddahlia
Apr 23, 2012 9:03 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Hollyhill Monet will be sold next year. It is a very vigorous grower for a waterlily and has lots of flowers with long, nice stems. Thumb of 2012-04-23/teddahlia/5e6bd7
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 23, 2012 9:08 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
I will save a spot for it!
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steves
Apr 23, 2012 9:49 AM CST
Name: steve stevanus
baltimore county maryland
Try Lovely Lana. A beautiful A size lavender and gives me lots of good big tubers. I wait for it to bloom every year.
Steve S.
ImageMaryNZ
Apr 24, 2012 6:02 AM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

Congratulations to your wife, Ted. A gorgeous arrangement!
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/
addicted
Apr 24, 2012 9:20 PM CST
Name: Em
NY
Noni, Jordan Nicole grew well for me last summer but produced NO new tubers and so far shows no sign of wanting to grow this season. Glare

Ted - your wife's arrangement is just beautiful! Congratulations to you both!! What color is it? In the first picture it looks more orange, the second more pink/purple. Regardless, it's on my list for next year. Thumbs up
Em in NY
Dahlias -- the gift that keeps on giving!
ImageIslander
Apr 30, 2012 10:35 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Ouch! No JORDAN NICOLE? Can you find a new source for her? I don't remember how many I got...will check and see how many. I had a few others do that, noticable Cyma Warrior. Broke down last night and ordered 2 along with "a few" others from Les And Viv Connell. I love its butterscoth kind of color (Also love "coffee colored" roses, and together,
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addicted
May 1, 2012 10:02 PM CST
Name: Em
NY
I have reached my limit! Jordan Nicole will have to wait till next year for a spot in this garden. I will see how many I can actually squeeze in and take the rest to my daughter's. Fortunately, she's close by and doesn't have the planting and space restrictions I do.
Em in NY
Dahlias -- the gift that keeps on giving!
ImageIslander
May 2, 2012 5:41 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Ah yes, one always needs family houses to share the wealth of tubers. I keep nagging my daughter down in Portland, Oregon to sell her condo and buy a little house so I can come share my dahlias with her and buy rose bushes and..... I gave a nice selection to my son's girlfriend and plan to teach her and her little girl about them, LOL. Daughter in Maine tried once and I think got spidermites badly and decided she couldn't grow them but I know she would love them and sell them at the farmers market with her veggies if I could just get her started :-)(Do Japanese Beetles ruin Dahlias?).

I did find 2 extra Jordan Nicole. If you have trouble finding it next year let me know.
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