Discussion of Colors, Forms or Varieties forum: Best incurved cactus forms for cutting?

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Imagenicoleb
Apr 6, 2022 5:35 PM CST
Rhode Island
Best incurved cactus with good stems for cutting?
Imageteddahlia
Apr 6, 2022 6:28 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
My wife Margaret loves our HH Donnatella as it makes lots of flowers and lots of tubers too. My largest order of one variety this year was a large grower that ordered 10 tubers of it. That pretty much depleted all of our tubers for the year.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
Imagenicoleb
Apr 7, 2022 10:26 AM CST
Rhode Island
I was able to find a Hollyhilll Augustina, so I think I'm going to grow that one.
Imageteddahlia
Apr 7, 2022 10:38 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Hollyhilll Augustina is quite a bit larger than Donnatella and does not grow as vigorously. We no longer grow Augustina as our stock went bad. When you have good stock it is a real beauty. Dungeness is our other incurve that is exotic but it too is a bit big for a cut flower although I like the 6 foot plants and exotic flower. We have a very nice one that we will probably release next year and it looks like Donnatella but a half an inch larger and more of a birdnest formation and it has no name yet.
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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 7, 2022 4:17 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Ha, Ted, Name it HH Sequim and watch the mispronunciations! IT would show its conneciton to HH Dungeness Rolling on the floor laughing
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SteveM
Apr 8, 2022 2:05 PM CST
Name: Steve
San Diego
Commercial cut flower grower
Donnatella seems the perfect size for a cut variety and it takes cuttings very easily. I really like the IC form, I hope the florists will grow to like it.

ImageIslander
Apr 8, 2022 2:49 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
My favorite form, also. IT makes me think of hugs.
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ImageLoveOverGoldd
May 15, 2022 6:14 AM CST
Name: Em
Southeast King County, Washing
Islander wrote:Ha, Ted, Name it HH Sequim and watch the mispronunciations! IT would show its conneciton to HH Dungeness Rolling on the floor laughing


Sequim isn't just mispronounced, it's also misspelled. I think I compiled 30 + spellings for Sequim in my time working for the US Postal Service!



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