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Imagedrewtheflorist
Aug 6, 2014 9:02 AM CST
Name: Drew the Florist
14 miles S E of Pittsburgh
Thumb of 2014-08-06/drewtheflorist/3279bb
Thumb of 2014-08-06/drewtheflorist/a8e292 Wyn's Feisty Freda grows well, good color, petals wrap completely back to the stem. Photographs more to the red side of purple than it appears in person.
ImageIslander
Aug 6, 2014 4:15 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Yes, I love Feisty Freda. And thank goodness the purple you sent seems to be it. :-). So far its the only one that has shown up for me this year. She's just getting ready to bloom real good.
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ImageCCvacation
Aug 7, 2014 7:56 AM CST
Name: CC
PA
Wonderful! Sounds like I can take the question mark off of my questionable Wyn's Fiesty Freda! Thumbs up
CC
ImageIslander
Aug 7, 2014 11:14 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Thumb of 2014-08-07/Islander/c4b329

Talk about photographing purples...maybe one just needs to start with the right flower Whistling I think this is HH Purely Purple, but look how the color came through!
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anniecan
Aug 7, 2014 12:23 PM CST
Name: Annie Luck
Apex, North Carolina
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Great color Noni!!! Drooling
ImageIslander
Aug 7, 2014 1:38 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
I was amazed when I saw the photo! Thumbs up
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Imagedrewtheflorist
Aug 7, 2014 4:35 PM CST
Name: Drew the Florist
14 miles S E of Pittsburgh
Only had HH Purely Purple one year...tubers not great keepers. Hope it lasts for you.
Imagecrittergarden
Aug 7, 2014 5:25 PM CST
Islander wrote:Thumb of 2014-08-07/Islander/c4b329

Talk about photographing purples...maybe one just needs to start with the right flower Whistling I think this is HH Purely Purple, but look how the color came through!


If that photo is accurate to the real flower, I must get that on my ATP want list RIGHT NOW!!!!

Drooling Drooling Thumbs up If I sound excited, it's because I AM!!!!
ImageIslander
Aug 7, 2014 7:24 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Yes, that flower is just about that color. I grow 3 Hollyhills purples together...Hollyhill Joy, Hollyhill Purely Purple and Hollyhill Regal. Regal is another favorite purple, not quite as deep and true as this but close and it never fades either in the garden or in a bouquet. IT also grows very tall. Hollyhill Joy is bigger, shorter and slightly more red a purple but a beautiful flower too. I have quit trying to grow most other purples because these are such fine ones. I do like Worton's Blue for its amazing shade or bluish lavender, and I love Fremont's Memory for its big sturdy red purple bloom. I liked Diva but it went a bit virusy so I don't have it this year.
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Imagecrittergarden
Aug 7, 2014 7:32 PM CST
Well thank you!
I believe I have found my perfect purple!
steve22802
Aug 7, 2014 7:47 PM CST
Name: Steve Gerber
Harrisonburg, Virginia z6b
Nice photo Noni! Looks like you managed to capture some of that elusive purple I've been struggling to photograph. Purely Purple appears to have a nice form too. I'm kind of partial to formal decoratives. I've added it to my wish list. :) Is it heat tolerant too?
ImageIslander
Aug 7, 2014 9:57 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
All I can say about heat tolerance is that its been hotter then normal by about 15 degrees this summer, with highs around 90 and it looks this great. Of Course it is one of Ted and Margaret's beauties and they are routinely anothert 15 degrees hotter during much of the summer then we are. Ted, how's it looking in your garden this summer? I think you have been near 100 quite a few days this summer?
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Imageteddahlia
Aug 7, 2014 10:12 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Purely Purple did not notice that it was hot outside. It grows about 3.5 feet tall. I have sold it pretty much every year since we originated it. But I have only about 5 pot tubers of it and even though I always dig and divide the tuber clumps in the garden, they NEVER keep for me. I am not selling it this year and am saving the pot tubers for myself. Verrones sold pot tubers of it last year.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageIslander
Aug 7, 2014 10:28 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
For some reason my tubers did keep just fine of it, which is good because I didn't really understand pot tubers in time to grow them last year. I think I have one in a pot in the garden this year. If a lot of you want it next year maybe I can grow some from cuttings for you. Crossing fingers that the tubers keep as well for me this year as last but its a whole different year in my garden now, with the extra light and heat this summer.
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Imagedrewtheflorist
Aug 8, 2014 6:30 AM CST
Name: Drew the Florist
14 miles S E of Pittsburgh
Thumb of 2014-08-08/drewtheflorist/db8ba5 Diva BB FD PR (probably should be classified B)

Thumb of 2014-08-08/drewtheflorist/4764eb Never gets over 3" for me but an amazing cutflower
Imageteddahlia
Aug 9, 2014 8:45 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Thumb of 2014-08-10/teddahlia/9d2f59
Dan Pearson is going to try this as a cut flower. Color is a deep blue purple. From the show at Grays Harbor.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageIslander
Aug 9, 2014 10:35 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
That is an amazing color. I find most of the people who buy from me at the market couldn't care less about form. I bet it goes good as a cut flower and I like the color. My question would be, how does it hold up to 5 hours outside in 78 degree weather under a canopy.
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ImageFLflowerboy
Aug 10, 2014 12:00 AM CST
Name: Jon George
Gainesville, FL
...crazy enough to grow dahlias in
Steve, HH Purely Purple did very well here and bloomed like crazy in the early part of summer. It has gone dormant for me like many other varieties in the extreme FL monsoon season....time will tell if it will reemerge for a second season.
"What is a weed?" asked Peppa Pig. "A weed is a cheeky plant growing in the wrong place!" replied Grandpa Pig.
Imagecrittergarden
Aug 10, 2014 4:29 AM CST
teddahlia wrote:Thumb of 2014-08-10/teddahlia/9d2f59
Dan Pearson is going to try this as a cut flower. Color is a deep blue purple. From the show at Grays Harbor.


What do I call this when I put it on my shopping list?
Imagecrittergarden
Aug 10, 2014 4:31 AM CST
Or is that another Purely Purple?
Form looks a bit different to this dahlia novice

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