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Imagehonnat
Nov 2, 2017 9:07 AM CST
St. Paul, MN
teddahlia wrote:Diva may well be the best Swan Island variety and Nick told me it is one of ,if not the best, seller of all. It makes lots of easy keeping tubers and that is rare for a purple. As good as it is, the florists complain that it is not purple enough


The wholesale market (mostly wedding /event deigners) I sell to informed me last year that typically the dahlias that I had left over were the true purple and yellow varieties (HH Purely Purple, River's Purple Pinwheel). There is an increasing demand for deeper burgundy / purple. I am increasing production of Diva and Woodlands Miranda for this reason. Hollyhill Regal would be great for this too but I have not been able to find good stock.
ImageIslander
Nov 2, 2017 9:26 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
So yellows are a hard sell for you also? It seems strange that the lovely sunny color of yellow is least in demand but I have found that true for my market also. I am cutting way back on yellows and keeping only the softest shades (Plus HH SunnyBoy because a few plants will supply all the yellows I need).

I haven't had any luck with HH Regal either for the last 3 years and it was so wonderful (before I put straw with herbicide on that part of the garden where it was). I tried it from 3 different sources last year and didn't see a single good bloom in my garden.Even though the herbicide seems to have worn off. I tried the tubers in 3 different locations even.
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ImageIslander
Nov 2, 2017 9:30 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Thumb of 2017-11-02/Islander/59e45f . These are what I cut in my garden as I took down the first half of the pink rows. THey were too beautiful to throw away and blooming like crazy! They include Chimicum Katie, Abbey, HH Sweet 16, and A seedling of Linda Taylors..the biggest flower. It starts out magenta purple but has lightened to this wonderful dark pink now.

It ain't over yet! 44 degrees this morning.
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Imageteddahlia
Nov 2, 2017 10:26 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Margaret used HH Sweet 16 in her hand crosses this year. She likes it's smaller size, bright color and it vigorous growing habits.
Too many flowers, not enough time!
ImageIslander
Nov 2, 2017 10:59 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
I totally agree with her on that. I probably used more of it than any other waterlily type and it was most likely in any pink arrangement I made.
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Imageteddahlia
Nov 29, 2017 3:33 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Thumb of 2017-11-29/teddahlia/577ab0
Close up of an HH tigress seedling.
Too many flowers, not enough time!
ImageIslander
Nov 29, 2017 3:39 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Oh wow, that is intense coloring!
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ImageBenny101
Nov 29, 2017 5:53 PM CST
Greenville MI - zone 5b
Sweet 16 was one of those that didn’t grow for me and I was so looking forward to it Shrug! , definitely want another try at it .

HH Tigress always makes such exciting seedlings, always lots of colors in that part of the first year seedling patch .
This is also a seedling of HH Tigress ( 2nd year ) that I kept over
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Imageteddahlia
Nov 29, 2017 6:25 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Most of the Tigress seedlings have been variegated for us. Yours has a bit of a picotee edge. Yours probably crossed with a semi cactus or something similar.
Too many flowers, not enough time!
ImageIslander
Nov 29, 2017 8:25 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Benny, that is a very pretty seedling! I really like the colors in it. I would like to grow that one.
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ImageBenny101
Nov 29, 2017 9:30 PM CST
Greenville MI - zone 5b
Here are a couple more 2016 Tigress seedlings , neither were kept but the dark one made huge bushes with lots of blooms , all open centered though
Thumb of 2017-11-30/Benny101/a0bb2c
Thumb of 2017-11-30/Benny101/1d49db

Noni I will have to see how many tubers it made , I remember it making a good sized clump but will not have time to devide for a while yet .
ImageIslander
Nov 29, 2017 10:01 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Rooted cuttings are good too, or cuttings I an root. The color looks similar to Bloomquist Dawn which really didn't do well for me this year. I would love to try something similar but new and vigorous.
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Imagehonnat
Nov 29, 2017 11:15 PM CST
St. Paul, MN
Help Wanted:

I purchased what was called "Hillcrest Glow" from K Connell dahlias last year. I think it was in a 5 pack and it makes lots of nice tubers. I think I ended up with over 50 nice tubers. Anyway, I was going to sell some of them, but now I'm thinking it is "Hilltop Glo" instead. Anyone know anything about this?

My dahlia (purchased from K Connel as Hillcrest Glow)
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Hillcrest Glow on FGL website
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Hilltop Glo on Hilltop website
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Imagehonnat
Nov 29, 2017 11:59 PM CST
St. Paul, MN
Well thanks to a speedy response from K Connell, mystery solved. He said his stock is Hilltop Glo and it has been mis-labeled.
Imagesylviap
Nov 30, 2017 8:21 AM CST
Name: Sylvia
West Sacramento, CA Zone 9b
I've ordered several times from Kerry. Have always received great tubers and he is very generous with bonus tubers.
addicted
Dec 6, 2017 9:09 AM CST
Name: Em
NY
I agree Our club orders from his bulk list for our root sale and they're always excellent, clean and true to name.
Em
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