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ImageCCvacation
Dec 30, 2020 11:20 PM CST
Name: CC
PA
This is a great place to put down our daily dahlia trials and tribulations, to be a bit silly, and a perfect place to get to know each other's gardens.

Let's be sure to put questions and insights into the appropriate subject threads so that future folks (or us trying to find it later) can be assisted by our discussions.
http://cubits.org/dahlias/forums/

Last year's 'General Dahlia Chat' can be found here:
https://cubits.org/Dahlias/thread/view/89784/
CC
Imageteddahlia
Jan 1, 2021 12:40 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
How about a guessing game? This picture shows a flower that is a sport of a named variety. What is the name of that variety?
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Too many flowers, not enough time!
Imageblown_dry
Jan 1, 2021 1:12 PM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
My only guess is that CC has been busy! Thank you for setting up the 2021 threads, CC.
Smiling Thumbs up Smiling

May 2021 treat everyone kindly and if not, may your gardens bring you solace.
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Imagesylviap
Jan 1, 2021 2:58 PM CST
Name: Sylvia
West Sacramento, CA Zone 9b
My guess is HH Fun House. Maybe my imagination, but it seems like I've seen this one in my yard. There was something from you that sported red to yellow or yellow to red.
Imageteddahlia
Jan 1, 2021 3:25 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
HH Fun House. No, although the Funhouse sport that is solid red is one of my favorites.
Too many flowers, not enough time!
SteveM
Jan 1, 2021 5:47 PM CST
Name: Steve
San Diego
Commercial cut flower grower
teddahlia wrote:How about a guessing game? This picture shows a flower that is a sport of a named variety. What is the name of that variety?


I only made two New Year's resolutions this year: 1).Quit playing guessing games. 2).Keep all of my forum posts on topic.
Is that one of the many Spartacus sports?
Imageteddahlia
Jan 1, 2021 5:54 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Is that one of the many Spartacus sports?
Yes , a new one from Steve Meggos. I believe the dots and spots are supposed to be purple.
Too many flowers, not enough time!
ImagePaige
Jan 1, 2021 5:55 PM CST
Name: Paige L
Snohomish
Hmmm... maybe BQ Jean? Love the petal shape. My initial reaction was Vassio Megos (Spartacus). Ahhh, nvm I see your response above lol. It’s beautiful!
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SteveM
Jan 1, 2021 6:59 PM CST
Name: Steve
San Diego
Commercial cut flower grower
Paige wrote:Hmmm... maybe BQ Jean? Love the petal shape. My initial reaction was Vassio Megos (Spartacus). Ahhh, nvm I see your response above lol. It’s beautiful!


That was close Paige, I'll split the prize money with you!
I agree, it is beautiful, especially if the variegation is purple.
ImageLyla
Jan 2, 2021 10:23 AM CST
Name: Lyla
NC
Sigh. Dahlia Excitement bit me in the bum. I was two minutes late to the Five Fork Dahlia Tuber sale but saw Salish Twilight Girl was still available so I put it in my cart and started checkout but decided to add Creamy in another window and tabbed over to that. Then I started the checkout for TG and Creamy but it gave me a popup saying TG was sold out. So I figured, oh, I have it in the other window I'll just check out over there, maybe it saved. So I completed the transaction on that screen, got my confirmation, and then tabbed back to buy Creamy. Then I checked my email, both transactions were for Creamy Blinking It must have bundled everything up on that side anyways but removed TG. This is what I get for being late to the party, lol. Oh well, perhaps Creamy will be my new favorite dahlia.
@aisle.of.blooms
"If its the most expensive option I probably want it"
Imageteddahlia
Jan 2, 2021 10:45 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Creamy is an old timer that was bred by a person who grew dahlias in Eastern Oregon in the early 90s and quickly went out of business. In music terms they would call that a "one hit wonder". Ginger Clack kept it going for many years and hardly anyone grew it. Now that the muted colors are popular it has been re-discovered.
Too many flowers, not enough time!
ImageIslander
Jan 2, 2021 10:49 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Lyla, I am sorry you missed out on Twilight Girl! Just for your information, Triple Wren is planning on having a spring sale (I suppose that is after they have selected the tubers they want to plant for themselves, and plans to sell it then. They have the stock I had taken to Floret to try out. Keep on the alert for their sale and set your alarm if need be!

Twilight Girl was bred in the cool Pacific Northwest. I am not sure how she will like your warm summers but I would love to have feedback if you can obtain stock of her. I highly recommend pre-starting her in a large pot, then transplanting to the garden so she has as much growing time as possible for making tubers.

Salish Dahlias
ImageLyla
Jan 2, 2021 11:12 AM CST
Name: Lyla
NC
Islander wrote:Lyla, I am sorry you missed out on Twilight Girl! Just for your information, Triple Wren is planning on having a spring sale (I suppose that is after they have selected the tubers they want to plant for themselves, and plans to sell it then. They have the stock I had taken to Floret to try out. Keep on the alert for their sale and set your alarm if need be!

Twilight Girl was bred in the cool Pacific Northwest. I am not sure how she will like your warm summers but I would love to have feedback if you can obtain stock of her. I highly recommend pre-starting her in a large pot, then transplanting to the garden so she has as much growing time as possible for making tubers.



Excellent tips, thank you Noni! I'm bummed and dodging my husband who is like "Um, did we NEED more dahlias?" lol
@aisle.of.blooms
"If its the most expensive option I probably want it"
ImagePaige
Jan 2, 2021 11:44 AM CST
Name: Paige L
Snohomish
I’m excited to try out Salish Twilight Girl this year... It reminds me a bit of hugs n kisses. Id also watch for some of the dahlia society sales that will start up in spring😊 they will have some fabulous and hard to find varieties!
ImageCCvacation
Jan 2, 2021 4:37 PM CST
Name: CC
PA
Okay, folks, I need some advice.

I'm between three varieties: AC Bryan, AC Rows End and AC Thomas. Apparently, AC Bryan is a B instead of the AA listed on Accent's site, and since I already ordered it, he's offering to refund or sub because of the labeling mistake. I've been driving myself crazy choosing ONE, as I have tons of flames and probably don't need another of that size. I remember buying/losing AC Rows End the first year it was introduced, and really liked it... concerned that the variety has tuber problems, but haven't heard that from anyone else. Anyone willing to share thoughts about tuber quality of AC Rows End and AC Thomas? Anyone think I really need another flame? Whistling Anyone wanna just pipe up with an opinion of these three just 'cause? I'm eagerly listening...
CC
Imageblown_dry
Jan 3, 2021 1:12 PM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
Somebody asked me to identify this dahlia. Man, I wish. I would buy the heck out that dahlia. Imagine if it was Medium or larger. Pretty sure it's a clematis though.

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Imageblown_dry
Jan 3, 2021 1:17 PM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
Hi CC, I had the same dilemma. So many flame blends so little time. Plus, I looked at the catalog and wanted to order like, four more varieties in its place. Ultimately I went with another giant. AC FBG.
Imageteddahlia
Jan 3, 2021 2:21 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Phytoplasma causes green flowers in dahlias.
Too many flowers, not enough time!
ImageCosey
Jan 3, 2021 2:47 PM CST
Name: LeeAnn
Zone 6b, Pennsylvania
blown_dry wrote:Somebody asked me to identify this dahlia. Man, I wish. I would buy the heck out that dahlia. Imagine if it was Medium or larger. Pretty sure it's a clematis though.

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Right?! I did collect some seeds from my sister's anemone row to grow out this year. I might have a spin off project to breed a few fluffy garden beauties. I'll have to name the first one after her.
ImageLyla
Jan 3, 2021 3:01 PM CST
Name: Lyla
NC
Looks like a Midori clematis to me, I was *just* looking at those on the Spring Hill website.

Noni - I managed to snag a Twilight Girl just now on Chelan Butte's site. I am so thrilled! Also got an Irish Ruffles. And the seller from yesterday responded to my email and refunded me for the second 'Cream' so I am definitely pumped. Add to that it is a glorious sunny day in the low 60's and I am not minding 2021 at all so far. Hurray!
@aisle.of.blooms
"If its the most expensive option I probably want it"

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