Discussion of Colors, Forms or Varieties forum: Dark Blends

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Imageteddahlia
Feb 14, 2012 7:21 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
One of my favorite color combinations. I bet that a lot of people would vote for Kenora Wow as being one of the best dark blend dahlias even though it needs shade to be fantastic.
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Imagehonnat
Feb 14, 2012 10:43 PM CST
St. Paul, MN
My favorite dark blend of 2011 was Trelyn Rhiannon. It only managed to produce one fat tuber and some other small ones that had to be tossed. I'm hoping the one fat one has a good eye and lasts the winter. I loved the colors.
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ImageMaryNZ
Feb 14, 2012 10:56 PM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

We don't have dark blends and pale blends, with our blends being described by colour, such as "r/w bls" meaning red and white blends. How dark is a dark blend?
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Imageedewitt
Feb 15, 2012 2:42 PM CST
Name: Eric DeWitt
Mountainair, NM
That's a Kenora Wow's a beauty! Kenora Fantastic has a pretty remarkable bloom but it only produced one questionable tuber for me. Another favorite Dark Blend of mine is High Plains Majesty.

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Imageteddahlia
Feb 16, 2012 11:13 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
I do not have the exact language from the color classification section but pink is divided into pink and dark pink in our color chart. Blends of pink and lighter colors are light blends and blends of dark pink and lighter colors are dark blends. There are more colors listed for both light and dark blends but the key is how dark the predominant color is. Flame blends sometimes are very close to dark blends and specific combinations of reds and yellows and oranges make flame blends.
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steves
Feb 16, 2012 11:30 AM CST
Name: steve stevanus
baltimore county maryland
Pee Gee is my favorite flame blend.
Steve S.
ImageMaryNZ
Feb 16, 2012 12:14 PM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

I suspect our system is simpler!
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/
ImageCCvacation
Apr 6, 2015 6:01 AM CST
Name: CC
PA
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"Dark Blend: Blends of low brilliance dominated by dark reds, pinks, purples, oranges, lavenders and bronzes. ignore white when determining a dark blend."
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Imageedewitt
Apr 17, 2015 1:23 PM CST
Name: Eric DeWitt
Mountainair, NM
I do love a good Kenora Wow bloom.
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ImageFLflowerboy
Apr 17, 2015 2:07 PM CST
Name: Jon George
Gainesville, FL
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Wow! I agree
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ImageRedmondPhyllis
May 31, 2015 9:28 PM CST
Name: Phyllis Stengl
Sequim, WA
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Where's the discussion on black dahlias???? The darks that I have this year don't come quite as close to black. I have Karma Chocolate, Nuit d ete? and Summer Nights. Don't know how dark Nuit d ete gets yet. Smiling I lost Arabian Nights, and a couple other dark ones last year. What are everyone's favorite darks?
anniecan
Jun 1, 2015 4:07 AM CST
Name: Annie Luck
Apex, North Carolina
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN TH
Phyllis, I will be growing Voodoo, Black Satin, and Rip City for comparison this year. Of course, I've been wanting to add HH Black Beauty and Black Widow for a while now, hearing that those are tops Thumbs up
ImageCCvacation
Jun 1, 2015 4:42 AM CST
Name: CC
PA
http://cubits.org/Dahlias/thread/view/72470/
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ImageClearCreekDahlias
Jun 1, 2015 9:24 AM CST
Western New York State
Dahlias! Dahlias! Dahlias!
Rip City has gorgeous dark red coloring. I also have HH Black Beauty, HH Black Widow, Karma Choc, and some new balls and MBs, and poms in dark colors that I'm growing this year.

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Rip City

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