Chat forum: 2020 Introductions

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Imageteddahlia
Oct 8, 2019 5:45 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
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Picture of the highest scoring flower at the trial garden at Swan Island. Scores are released but the names have not yet been released. I do remember this one and it did look good. It is not a Hollyhill variety.
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
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ImageIslander
Oct 9, 2019 7:28 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Vashon Island, Washington
growing and selling organic cutflow
I noticed this one at our trial garden too and thought it looked very nice.

I was not able to pick out which were Hollyhills this year. though I do have some suspicions. I look forward to that information being released! With a new Garden Director I wasn't sure they were planted in the same areas that the previous director has them..

Imageteddahlia
Oct 9, 2019 8:00 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
The above flower is called Clearview Blaze. We have not heard about distribution of Clearview introductions and know that Danielle Parshall has had some health issues. Dick is 3 years older than me and I do not know how old Danielle is. My favorite flower in the garden was Josudi Pluto M C PR. It passed but not with high scores because of a fluke. It exhibits pistils at the base of the florets while blooming in the trial garden and these were determined to be faults by the judges. The pistils disappear after the flower is picked but trial garden judges would have no way to know that.

“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
ImageIslander
Oct 9, 2019 9:05 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Vashon Island, Washington
growing and selling organic cutflow
Last I heard Danielle was improving but with a long period of treatment still to go. I wish her the best so they can get back to having fun with dahlias. I've been pretty impressed with my Clearview Dahlias this year. Clearview Cameron makes a real nice cut flower as well as a show flower! Without all the care to push the blooms to max size, it grows closer to a bb and is still pushing out nice blooms with closed centers in my garden. Love Clearview Crackerjack, Clearview Jennae this year.
Imageteddahlia
Oct 24, 2019 10:32 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
I would be posting some pictures of the 2020 introductions but several things are slowing me down. First they need names and unless something goes to a trial garden, Margaret does not like to name flowers until she is ready. And I have to verify that a new one made enough tubers to sell and they have not been dug and divided yet. I will say that there are several nice cut flowers that will potentially be released. They mostly all grow tall and have lots of flowers. I do not like cut flowers that do not have enough flowers. And we are waiting for the last results from the trial gardens. Most are in and we have some high scores.
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
ImageIslander
Oct 24, 2019 7:36 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Vashon Island, Washington
growing and selling organic cutflow
I've been curious which your flowers are at the Test Garden this year, Ted. You haven't given out as many clues as usual. I'm wondering if the pretty pink waterlily is yours. I only made it over there to photograph twice this summer but I have some pics to share when the identities are revealed .
SteveM
Oct 26, 2019 2:09 PM CST
Name: Steve
San Diego
Commercial cut flower grower
Noni, how did your creme (CafeAuLaitish) colored seedling do for the rest of the season. Will it be a new 2020 introduction through Cowlitz? I wasn't able to find the original post here at Cubits so I can't quote your post for reference.
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SteveM
Oct 26, 2019 2:17 PM CST
Name: Steve
San Diego
Commercial cut flower grower
Ted, how did the purple (splashed with varying degrees of white) tubers fare. Do you have an ETA for when your varieties will be listed for sale or does that date vary from year to year?
Imageteddahlia
Oct 26, 2019 4:21 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Ted, how did the purple (splashed with varying degrees of white) tubers fare? Should have enough to sell this year(If Margaret will name it, she is close).
Cut flower varieties get released a year earlier but only if they make enough tubers.
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
ImageIslander
Oct 26, 2019 7:11 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Vashon Island, Washington
growing and selling organic cutflow
Steve, "Salish Creme Brulee" was great all season. IT did not make a lot of tubers but hopefully enough I can take cuttings from them and grow on. We are just in the act of moving to Oregon and its a hectic time with the listing agent wanting everything spic and span while I am trying to process my dahlia tubers! I have 5 crates left to go, then packing everything in either "Take to Oregon", or "Leave to new owner if they buy my business" and if not "Take them to Oregon". Our agent insists we take the 2 dogs and leave on Mon/Tues while their cleaners are here, and on Saturday when the open house it. I wonder if she would notice if I escaped to my Wwork room and locked the door, LOL. Might work on Mon/Tues but not during the open house when we want some one to think how much they would like my little workroom that is all set up for tuber dividing and storage. Providing our purchase of the place in Oregon goes through I will have lots of room to build raised beds.

I think I would grow it one more year before asking Teresa is she wants to sell it. If it makes it through this year I could probably send out a few to chosen people at least , next fall.

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