Discussion of Colors, Forms or Varieties forum: Verrone`s Taylor Swift, any good (as cut flower)?

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ImageLinariaD
Apr 14, 2016 4:17 AM CST
Name: Lin
Europe-Switzerland, z 7b
Hi there
I just got my parcel from Teresa, yey.

Among others were 3 freebees, and one Verrone`s TS.
I could`t find much details about it, a pale yellow stellar with red margins, 4`high, flowers 4``,

who released it, and when, is it fussy or ok?


thanks for any comments, bye, Lin


ImageBenny101
Apr 14, 2016 4:53 AM CST
Greenville MI - zone 5b
I have never grown TS but it looks cute at the shows ,
Roland Verrone originated it but the blooms I see here are closer to 3"
ImageDahliaGardener
Apr 14, 2016 5:01 AM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
Hi Lin,

I really like it, it made a lot of tubers in Oregon, but I haven't judged it's worthiness as a cut flower, yet. Correlitos Gardens grows it, though, and they sell cut flowers, so it may be a good one for that.

I believe it's one of Roland Verrone's introductions, based on the name, but I could be wrong. Released in 2012, I believe.

It has always looked like the tubers have no chance of storing, for me, but they surprise me every time as I've lost very few in storage. I have several in a tray, sprouting, as I write this. Smiling

C DG
All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

ImageLinariaD
Apr 14, 2016 6:05 AM CST
Name: Lin
Europe-Switzerland, z 7b
Hi Benny, thanks, well 3`flowers would be still nice. I really liked the pics in the internet, with the margins/ picotee? it looked somehow cheery or fresh.

and thanks Cynthia, let`s see how they perform in my climate (I briefly researched Oregon climate on the internet, it seems to vary very much, depending on location, is your region very warm in summer?),

and I did find some website that looked like run by "Roland Verrone", but there were few information and I had trouble navigating on the site.
wondering about the name, is it Taylor Swift, like the singer? Funny, but at least better imo than a "Heidi Klumm-"rose

bye, Lin
Imageteddahlia
Apr 14, 2016 7:48 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Roland Verrone is a breeder about 100 miles from here. We all thought it was cute that he named a flower after the entertainer. It was rumored that he tried to contact her about it but that she did not return his calls. I remember talking to him about the genetics of the flower and others. He liked to take seeds from Camano Pet and several of his introductions were seedlings of it. One of the best is Verrone's Sandra J. that he named after his wife. Naming a dahlia after your wife is an indication that it must be nice flower and it is a very nice flower. Roland just turned 70 and has stated to me that he is semi retired from selling dahlias and intends on breeding and selling his own varieties only. That is too bad as he was famous for his over sized pot tubers.
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 14, 2016 8:39 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Taylor Swift makes a very pretty cut flower. It is well liked here. And I would say that the flowers are at least 4", maybe a bit larger for me.Thumb of 2016-04-14/Islander/5b4367 . Here it was in my garden in September...
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ImageDarcyD
Apr 14, 2016 9:04 AM CST
Name: Darcy D
Green Oaks, Illinois
I really like the Verrone's creations! They don't tend to do well in my soil after the first year though, sadly. I loved Linda C, but she struggled even the first year here. I wonder if buying from another source instead of Verrone's might help.
ImageBenny101
Apr 14, 2016 8:37 PM CST
Greenville MI - zone 5b
We grew a couple Verrones Morning Star right outside Moms living room window last year and if you sat in her chair you could just see the top blooms as the bees and butterfly would visit . She loved them . Too close to seed dahlia for that this year so I will be planting HH Starburst outside her window and pretending that I got the tags mixed up somehow Shrug! Whistling

Oh come on !!
Tell me none of you ever told a little fib to their momma ??
ImagePNWGal
Apr 15, 2016 2:12 AM CST
Name: Linda
Portland OR, zone 8b
As long as she never reads this cubit, you're probably safe!
ImageFLflowerboy
Apr 15, 2016 5:47 PM CST
Name: Jon George
Gainesville, FL
...crazy enough to grow dahlias in
Hilarious! sneaky gardener!!
"What is a weed?" asked Peppa Pig. "A weed is a cheeky plant growing in the wrong place!" replied Grandpa Pig.
mandolls
Apr 16, 2016 1:49 PM CST
Name: Geof
WI
And who doesn't like HH Starburst! Though it grows a lot taller, so it may block her window entirely.
ImageBenny101
Apr 16, 2016 5:41 PM CST
Greenville MI - zone 5b
Starburst ( 5' ) grows about 12" taller than Morning Star here so I took that into consideration , instead of just seeing the top few flowers she will get to enjoy Starburst as it should fill just less than the bottom half of the window , may work HH Diamond into that plant out also and a HH Ripple in front of them sort of staggered with some white verbena , tall phlox and such
ImageIslander
Apr 16, 2016 8:57 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Nothing like phlox to add the scent that dahlias don't have! Its one of the things I take to scent my flower stand at market. I always look for something that people will smell and start looking for even if they weren't thinking of flowers.
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mandolls
Apr 17, 2016 6:30 AM CST
Name: Geof
WI
I have never noticed my phlox having much of a scent - maybe its the varieties? maybe my weak sense of smell?

I'll make a point of sticking my nose in them this year.
ImageIslander
Apr 17, 2016 8:23 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
There are at least 2 different lines of phlox. The old fashioned ones that grow tall are very very fragrant. Some of the more modern hybrids bred to remain shorter in the garden have little scent. I have little use for scentless plants who's main claim to fame is fragrance, made scentless. The other issue with phlox is mildew. Some of the old fashioned highly fragrant ones are very vulnerable to mildew. One of my favorite varieties of phlox is "Franz Schubert".
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Imageteddahlia
Apr 17, 2016 8:28 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Full circle: from Taylor Swift to Franz Schubert.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
Imageblown_dry
Apr 17, 2016 8:42 AM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
Hurray!
Alas the Mister is highly allergic to floral fragrances. So I find myself often thankful that dahlias are unscented.
ImageIslander
Apr 17, 2016 9:07 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
chuckling over your reply, Ted. Just shared it with my sister... Rolling on the floor laughing
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ImageBenny101
Apr 17, 2016 9:59 AM CST
Greenville MI - zone 5b
Noni got me hooked on tall garden phlox , I only had one until I met her ...
We have
Bright Eyes , Laura , Minnie Pearl , David , Orange Perfection , Glamor Girl and a few others

Bright Eyes and Laura are probably the. most fragrant we have , Minnie Pearl and Orange Perfection are only lightly scented

I wonder if Taylor Swift likes Minnie Pearl ??
Buck Owens
Roy Clark
Jr Samples ??
So actually the conversation has reverted from Taylor Swift to Hee Haw thanks to short attention spans Hilarious!
I may have been out in the sun too long this weekend
ImageFLflowerboy
Apr 17, 2016 8:03 PM CST
Name: Jon George
Gainesville, FL
...crazy enough to grow dahlias in
Stink in' hilarious! I ordered a tall purple phlox amplifolia called Goliath....supposed to be fragrant and mildew resistant.
"What is a weed?" asked Peppa Pig. "A weed is a cheeky plant growing in the wrong place!" replied Grandpa Pig.

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