Discussion of Colors, Forms or Varieties forum: April 5th, 2013 "Rejman's Polish Kid"

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Imageedewitt
Apr 6, 2013 11:28 AM CST
Name: Eric DeWitt
Mountainair, NM
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Rejman's Polish Kid is a miniature formal decorative bi-color of red and white introduced in 2000 by Richard(?) Rejman. The blooms are great for cut, garden, and show flowers. My plants usually get about 4' tall and are pretty prolific with blooms over the summer. They usually bloom about mid-season and provide an average amount of tubers (4-5 for me) by the end of the season.

The first time I saw a picture of this cultivar's bloom was from a post from Poochella. I immediately added it to my list and grew it in 2010 and it's been in my garden since then. This is definitely one you should grow one year and you'll probably feel the need to keep growing it after that.

For a bi-color it does quite well in our hot/dry climate over the summer. Please feel free to share your own pictures just to show how it might turn out in cooler areas, from what I've seen there's a lot more red in the bloom if it's kept in the 80 degree temperature range.
Imagehonnat
Apr 6, 2013 12:14 PM CST
St. Paul, MN
Good choice! This is one of the few bi-color dahlias that I will be growing on the farm this year. I've ordered 5 tubers. I am curious to know what others have experienced for height. I've seen it listed as quite short on other web sites.

p.s. - How many dahlias that we grow could be described as "The first time I saw a picture of this cultivar's bloom was from a post from Poochella. I immediately added it to my list and grew it..."? Smiling
Imageteddahlia
Apr 6, 2013 1:00 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
I have grown it for many years and it is about 3.5 feet tall. I have won lots of cash at shows with it in the best bicolor dahlia category. It does make a few seeds and the seedlings can be bicolor. I recommend it highly as the best red and white bicolor out there.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageRedmondPhyllis
Apr 8, 2013 10:14 PM CST
Name: Phyllis Stengl
Sequim, WA
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I really love the look of this particular bicolor! I grew it one time . . . total failure. I should give it one more shot. It would be worth the effort, if only I'd have one that grew well for me.
maggiet001
Mar 15, 2014 9:09 PM CST
I had the honor of meeting the man that created this Dahlia. His name was RIchard. This was his favorite one and was so proud of all od his Dahlias. I think he felt they were all his children,, He lived near Pinckney, Michigan. I met him in the summer of 2010. He had been ill and becoming very frail. I dont know if he is still alive or not. His entire place would be planted with dahlias, it wasnt very big, His home needed work, but nothing mattered to him but his Dahlias. He was so inspiring.
ImageDahliaGardener
Mar 15, 2014 9:14 PM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
Thank you for the personal anecdote on this bloom, maggiet001. We always like to hear stories of particular cultivars.

Welcome to the cubit, BTW! Hurray!

C DG
All gardening is landscape painting.
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Imageteddahlia
Mar 16, 2014 9:43 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Rejman's Polish Kid was selected to be our challenge flower for our show this year. If you have been looking for a bicolor red and white flower, there is none better. And we have been using it in our breeding program. Santa Baby gets it's bicolor from it.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageIslander
Mar 16, 2014 10:00 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
I see a new name here. Hi, Maggie! Step right up and introduce yourself. We enjoy meeting new people who are as nutty as we are over dahlia growing!
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ImageFLflowerboy
Mar 22, 2014 10:11 PM CST
Name: Jon George
Gainesville, FL
...crazy enough to grow dahlias in
Thank you, Maggie for your insights! I will be trying Rejman's Polish Kid this year.
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