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Imageteddahlia
Sep 18, 2017 2:37 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Karma dahlias are patented and if you sell them or even give them to your friends you could be sued for damages. Of course, I am exaggerating(true by the letter of the law) but as a commercial grower I could not even give them away without risk. I know a commercial grower who grows one patented dahlia because it is such a good cut flower. He contacted the patent holder and got permission to keep over the tubers for himself from year to year. That too is technically prohibited under the law.
Too many flowers, not enough time!
Imagedrewtheflorist
Sep 18, 2017 3:58 PM CST
Name: Drew the Florist
14 miles S E of Pittsburgh
Swan Island has Karma Choc for $15, others range fro $ 4 and up.... I guess Swan Island is paying the royalty....
ImageDillyDahlia
Sep 18, 2017 5:46 PM CST
Name: Tina
NY Zone 5b/6a
Flower Power!
I didn't know Karmas are patented and that's a good thing to know. Our pink Karma, is not nearly as nice as the peachy/rose one.

If a dahlia has poor type in its first year... what is the likelihood that it's type will improve in subsequent years? Can it improve without being bred to another dahlia with better type?
“Early to bed, early to rise, plant like hell...and fertilize!” P Allen Smith
Imageteddahlia
Sep 18, 2017 5:56 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Whenever big nurseries sell "series " of flowers of similar size or shape but in different colors, there will be good ones and less than good ones in the series. Zahara zinnias are an example. The one that won a medal was Zahara Rose and in our experience, it is the only one that we liked. Karma is no different. Some are good and some not very good.

Many people give a new dahlia two years in their garden before tossing it out. I am a one year toss it out person.
Too many flowers, not enough time!
vikingcraftsman
Sep 21, 2017 9:13 AM CST
Thumb of 2017-09-21/vikingcraftsman/c92bad Bringing more beauty into the world through flowers. It has no name it is a sport of something.
Imageteddahlia
Sep 21, 2017 10:15 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
White and yellow bicolors are fairly rare.
Too many flowers, not enough time!
ImageCCvacation
Sep 21, 2017 11:46 AM CST
Name: CC
PA
looks like Seattle...
CC
Imageteddahlia
Sep 21, 2017 1:55 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Thumb of 2017-09-21/teddahlia/37fc59
AC Crazy Train. Margaret liked this one.
Too many flowers, not enough time!
Imageblown_dry
Sep 21, 2017 2:29 PM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
That's a fun dahlia. :)
ImageIslander
Sep 21, 2017 3:46 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
I grew it for few months then ripped it out in frustration because the centers would pop about the time I got it to the Farmer's Market.
Salish Dahlias
Imageteddahlia
Sep 21, 2017 3:57 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
In the picture, it looks like the center was getting ready to blow.
How about another one that impressed Margaret . Hapet Red King.
Thumb of 2017-09-21/teddahlia/1acf73
You are not allowed to drool onto the computer screen. Teresa Bergman showed this one.
I am on my short lunch break as Margaret is having me pick flowers for the show this week end.
She is calling me for the third time.....
Too many flowers, not enough time!
vikingcraftsman
Sep 21, 2017 4:58 PM CST
Count your blessing Ted , Sheryl has me for her arms and legs. She drops the tv clicker about every half hour. She can not hold things in her hand for any length of time. But she likes football and dahlias so I will keep her.
Imageblown_dry
Sep 21, 2017 5:32 PM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
I got it from Teresa and the blooms were mouth-watering. It was one of my 'unicorn' dahlias. Even more beautiful in the sun I think. Alas, mine grew with really marked up leaves, so I pulled it. Maybe I will try again for 2018.
ImageCCvacation
Sep 21, 2017 9:55 PM CST
Name: CC
PA
This one was traded as Camano Zoe... is it possible this is Camano Cloud? I heard 'CC' was a bad tuber keeper, but the tubers seemed pretty sturdy when I potted them.
Thumb of 2017-09-22/CCvacation/c9e3f2
CC
Imageteddahlia
Sep 21, 2017 10:01 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
It could be Camano Cloud. As with some poor tuber makers, they sometimes surprise people with a good crop of tubers. The florets are not revolute for 25% of the length on CC and this may well be it. The florets are impeccably placed and the flower has good depth if it is CC.
Too many flowers, not enough time!
ImageIslander
Sep 21, 2017 10:09 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
CC, you are lucky! I had Camano CLoud one year and loved it. THe next year a duck ran over it and broke off the stem at a critical time. I have not managed it since but I LOVED the soft peachy color! If you have another good crop of tubers, put me down for one!
Salish Dahlias
ImageDahliaGardener
Sep 22, 2017 12:02 AM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
Ted, AC Crazy Train is great here in the heat, too. Noni, I'm sorry yours popped their centers!

I will try to remember you when I divide, as it's a super good bloomer and grower for us. Good enough that we use it on our FB Banner.

C DG
All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

ImageIslander
Sep 22, 2017 9:02 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Cynthia, that would be great to try one of yours. And hope it doesn't have a bad reaction to the change in climates...it should be happy back here near where it was born. And I think it might do well at our market right now with its bright and unusual speckles.
Salish Dahlias
mandolls
Sep 23, 2017 3:54 PM CST
Name: Geof
WI
I am finally getting some nice HH Tigress. Last year was my first year with it, and it was predomitnately yellow, with a little red varigation. This year I planted two (from the same stock). One has been blooming for a while, is predominately yellow with red varigation (and everyone open centered), now the 2nd one is blooming - and it looks completely different - more what I expected, and I love it.

Last year - nice, but not exciting
Thumb of 2017-09-23/mandolls/a2ee26
This year's winner
Thumb of 2017-09-23/mandolls/9bc5e5

Varigated dahlias are so odd
ImageDillyDahlia
Sep 23, 2017 4:02 PM CST
Name: Tina
NY Zone 5b/6a
Flower Power!
love the second one❤️
“Early to bed, early to rise, plant like hell...and fertilize!” P Allen Smith

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