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ImageIslander
Sep 22, 2015 9:23 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Honnat, that Jester is beautiful!

Question...do you have trouble with the white on them sunburning? I seem to have that problem on all my white and ....varieties.

Also, the colored petals seem to grow faster and longer then the white ones or maybe its vice versa on that. I noticed that trait on several of the flowers in the test garden too. It didn't work out wlel on a mball that was otherwise pretty. the color shifted through different variagations and the petals were all different lengths by the time it had been open a few days.
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Imagehonnat
Sep 22, 2015 7:28 PM CST
St. Paul, MN
I have not noticed the white burning on this variety. I only cut in large quantities on Saturday mornings and I always seem to have a few nice HH Jester blooms on Monday. :)
I did have a plant or two with virus last season but it all looks clean this year. My dad got some of the virused stock and I wasn't able to convince him not to dig and store it. He was disappointed to see it sick again this year. I held in my "I told you..." :)
ImageClearCreekDahlias
Sep 23, 2015 8:14 AM CST
Western New York State
Dahlias! Dahlias! Dahlias!
Another Irish Blackhart. It was late to bloom, but is starting to come on now. I will be taking a tray of cuttings from this one as well. My basement is getting a "makeover" with growing shelves and grow lights, and heaters.

Irish Blackhart
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Imageteddahlia
Sep 23, 2015 12:25 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Here in Oregon you put them into your indoor Marijuana grow room. Rolling on the floor laughing
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageIslander
Sep 23, 2015 1:49 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Especially those ferny leafed ones....
like HH LEda and HH Moonsong
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Imageteddahlia
Sep 23, 2015 2:03 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
It must be that Leda and Moonsong were Stoners.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageClearCreekDahlias
Sep 23, 2015 2:44 PM CST
Western New York State
Dahlias! Dahlias! Dahlias!
Yes, the dahlias and veggies will essentially be in a "marijuana grow room" without the Mary J.
ImageIslander
Sep 23, 2015 3:48 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Ted, I suggest that your next hybrid from those beautiful plants be named HH Mary Jane Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Imageteddahlia
Sep 23, 2015 5:28 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Acapulco gold and Maui Wowie and Panama Red are out too.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
Imagetodgor
Sep 24, 2015 3:30 PM CST
Name: Tod Gordon
West Caldwell, NJ
I still recall someone taking a look at my dahlias in the back yard (had not flowered yet) and thinking I was growing giant pot plants Sticking tongue out
Imageteddahlia
Sep 24, 2015 4:24 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
And when they used to fund helicopter searches for marijuana patches, a helicopter hovered over our garden for several minutes.
By the way, this red and white thread is severely off subject. Someone might say, "I wonder what they were smoking?"

My second year red and white bicolor is tired of having so many good blooms and will not go to the show this week end. It produced numerous good flowers and deserved to be deadheaded and dis budded. My goal is to get some seeds from it.
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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.
ImageIslander
Sep 24, 2015 7:24 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
I like that one, Ted!
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ImageDahliaGardener
Oct 14, 2016 5:15 PM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
Late to the conversation, but I'm voting for Tartan and Myrtle's Brandy. Lost my other r/w bi-colors. Super sad about Nightlife. Still have Sellwood Glory going but IDT that's really a r/w; more of a DP, PR/W. Friquolet never has bloomed for me, either, so although I like it for looks, I can't personally judge how I like it.



C DG
All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

ImageCCvacation
Oct 15, 2016 9:18 PM CST
Name: CC
PA
I second the Myrtle's Brandy recommendation... even when it goes 'confused red,' it's still stunning. I must have put in 8 plants of it, a couple in every bed. That's saying something, coming from an orange-a-phobe.
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AC Spot surprised me by laying down between rows, and flowering several plants away from the tag. Couldn't figure out which this was for the longest of times, until I hunted out the plant from the base. Really big shock when I realized it was my bicolor 'NOID!'
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I grew a number of Warf this year, keeping in mind that they tend to not tuber or keep well. Grew deep in the bush, with no disbudding. Nice bloom, though.Thumb of 2016-10-16/CCvacation/78eac6

Would love to try Tartan. Please keep me in mind if yours tuber-up well, DG.

CC
ImageIslander
Oct 16, 2016 8:45 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
The only red and white cut flower dahlia I had this year was a Santa Claus from Swan Island. It was no where near as nice as the one I used to have that got gall disease. THis one bloomed poorly, the plant was a weakling, and the red was not intense and tended to fade out to dull orange very quickly. I'm dumping it.
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My best red and white was also not a cut flower, but a border flower. It was a bonus from the Boleys, named Bernado. It is a wonderful garden flower!Thumb of 2016-10-16/Islander/6451cc and made tons of bloom in a poor shaded-out position. I will move it to a different bed next year.
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ImageDillyDahlia
Aug 19, 2017 1:01 PM CST
Name: Tina
NY Zone 5b/6a
Flower Power!
teddahlia wrote:Red and white bi color is another color scheme that people sseem to love and will put up with rather poor form because of their love for the color. We have been growing a very nice "B" sized bi color R/W that makes lots of tubers for several years now. Each year when we evaluate it we always say: It sure has nice colors but the show people would not like the form. It is an ID type flower. We have been digging a few clumps and carrying it forward now for 4 years . One thing about it is that is has very good vigor and is easy to grow. Thumb of 2014-12-07/teddahlia/b15849


Is this the same seedling that you picked and made the beautiful table arrangement for Margaret today on the other thread? It's SO pretty!

edited....oops the other seedling was dark pink, not red
“Early to bed, early to rise, plant like hell...and fertilize!” P Allen Smith
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Imageteddahlia
Aug 19, 2017 1:47 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
The one in the picture finally acquired a bad virus and was culled. Bicolor dahlias are very frustrating to breed as there are very few of them in the seedlings and they are not all that vigorous. The one on the kitchen table is vigorous and healthy so far and is nearly 5 feet tall. It is a seedling of a proven good seed parent that produced flowers like HH Margarita and HH Cotton Candy.
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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.
ImageIslander
Aug 19, 2017 4:53 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Now this picture catches my attention. I find it much more inviting then the first picture. It looks like there are many shades of red and pink in these..now I see why Margaret is excited about it. It almost shimmers.
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ImageDillyDahlia
Aug 19, 2017 8:30 PM CST
Name: Tina
NY Zone 5b/6a
Flower Power!
Ted, it's a beauty and I hope you are able to continue producing this one. I'd love to eventually this in our garden.
“Early to bed, early to rise, plant like hell...and fertilize!” P Allen Smith
Imageteddahlia
Aug 22, 2017 3:15 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Not red and white but dark pink and white: Hollyhill Pixie

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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.

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