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ImageIslander
Jun 1, 2016 8:37 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
The tubers that survived the "Left in the Garage" year would have to count as super keepers! As I recall, they are

Blyton Softer Gleam
Bradley Aaron
Grayval Shiraz
Frank Holmes
Just Peachy
Colorado Classic
Vassio Meggos
Irish Miss
Salish Dahlias
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ImageCCvacation
Jun 1, 2016 9:34 PM CST
Name: CC
PA
Ah, yes. Just Peachy seems to never go away. Not my favorite. But those tubers are pretty amazing. I remember TRYING to rot the tuber, and the darned thing survived the worst I threw at it.
CC
ImageDahliaGardener
Apr 5, 2017 7:51 PM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
2016 Season tubers that were amazing and that have sprouted the most already:

Var. Sprouted Unsprouted Total
Brushstrokes 32 11 43
HS Flame 42 0 42
NOID - Possibly Gitt's Attention 31 11 42
HH 6-in-1 40 0 40
Ivanetti 30 10 40
Calamity Shane 31 7 38
Gitt's Crazy 30 6 36
Mingus Selena 33 1 34
NOID? 26 7 33
HH Lemon Ice 21 9 30

I maxed out at 6 plants of any one variety, and if I knew they'd be prolific bloomers and prolific tuber makers I often limited them to 5. The only exception to this was HS Flame, of which I had 8 down the side of my driveway that the rabbits dug up and ate on all summer, and it still produced tubers and flowers like a champion!

C DG
All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

Imageteddahlia
Apr 5, 2017 8:07 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
What is HS Flame?
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageDahliaGardener
Apr 5, 2017 8:14 PM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
Happy Single Flame, border/bedding type with single flowers and very dark foliage.

Not the best picture, but you get a ballpark idea of it.
Thumb of 2017-04-06/DahliaGardener/1e879f

C DG
All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

ImageDahliaGardener
Apr 5, 2017 8:17 PM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
PS: The secod NOID in my list is one that could be Windhaven Blush, or it could be Bronze Cornel, or it could be Poppers.

All three of those have disappeared with Mr. DG helping me dig this year.

C DG
All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

Imageteddahlia
Apr 5, 2017 8:20 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Where did this Bronze Cornel come from? I have never seen it.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageDahliaGardener
Apr 5, 2017 8:30 PM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
IDK where it came from originally, but I received it in trade in 2015, I believe. Again, not the best picture, as it was taken when we had that terrible heat last year, and at dusk, so it looks bluer than it is, and quite ratty besides:

Thumb of 2017-04-06/DahliaGardener/84e1a5

Sorry I don't have a better picture to show you. Sad

C DG
All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

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ImagePNWGal
Apr 5, 2017 8:31 PM CST
Name: Linda
Portland OR, zone 8b
With all the varieties that seem to suffer from the "curse of the purples", it is amazing to me that Thomas Edison makes the "prolific and keeps well" list.
ImageDahliaGardener
Apr 5, 2017 8:35 PM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
Well, I lost all of my Thomas Edison's this year, and they stank to high heaven, so he's off my list for a little bit as a 'keeps well' cultivar!

C DG
All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

ImagePNWGal
Apr 5, 2017 8:37 PM CST
Name: Linda
Portland OR, zone 8b
Cornel Bronze at Fivefork Farms. They say the sport originated in 2004.
http://www.fiveforkfarms.com/dahlia-tubers/cornel-bronze
Imageteddahlia
Apr 5, 2017 8:47 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
There are other purple dahlias that make the good list. Sharky is a very nice purple and makes a bazillion easy to keep tubers. Edinburgh.is an old timer that keeps well. Most of the maroon(too much red, not enough blue) dahlias keep pretty easy. Ivanetti is an example.

Thomas Edison is a "one of kind" for purple color. I rate it's color as one of the best blue purple dahlias. It has poor form, not so good stems and the plants are not all that tall but if you want blue purple flowers, it is the best. We keep hearing of really good ones coming soon like Seabeck's Hilda but it seems to have the curse of the purple dahlia.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
Imageteddahlia
Apr 5, 2017 9:00 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
I met Grace, one of the owners of Fivefork Farms a couple of years ago.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
Imageblown_dry
Apr 5, 2017 10:09 PM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
It's listed on DA as Cornel - Bronze. That's the convention I am using for the site. In some cases sports are given their own name, but when they are not, I list the name first with a dash. I figure people looking for Cornel, for example, might notice the sport listed next to it and be interested.
ImageCCvacation
Apr 6, 2017 11:06 AM CST
Name: CC
PA
Looks like I need to do some updating on the first post of this thread...thanks, DG, for bringing it back to the 'top threads.'

Folks, please take a moment to reflect on the most amazing tuber varieties you grew last year, and post here... it's okay to repeat what has been posted before- actually, I'd appreciate it, as it only reinforces how great of a tuber maker/survivor it really is, when several of us agree on a variety.
CC
ImageCCvacation
Apr 6, 2017 10:02 PM CST
Name: CC
PA
Some of the varieties that win this year's Tuber Award from my storage boxes, with high quantity and extreme durability...

Normandy Wild Willy *
Mars *
Lynette
JS Dorothy Rose
Brushstrokes
Beep Beep *
Allaway Candy *
AC Rosebud *
AC Devin *
AC Abby *
Chimacum Julia
Elma Elizabeth *
Ethel Herbert
Gaylen Rose
Hana Hitosuji *
Hollyhill 6 in 1 *
Hollyhill Tempest

*amazing tubers for at least 2 years
CC
ImageIslander
Apr 6, 2017 10:47 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
One that amazed me was Mingus Nicole. Lots of tubers that stored well and very pretty flowers. I think I got it from Tall Grass Farms...her varieties seem to last well.
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ImageIslander
Apr 6, 2017 10:48 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
One that amazed me was Mingus Paula. Lots of tubers that stored well and very pretty flowers. I think I got it from Tall Grass Farms...her varieties seem to last well.
Salish Dahlias
Imageedewitt
Apr 7, 2017 1:25 AM CST
Name: Eric DeWitt
Mountainair, NM
Swan's Sunset - Great plant, flowers, and the small-sized & ample amount of tubers keep well.
ImageCCvacation
Apr 7, 2017 8:23 AM CST
Name: CC
PA
Hey, Eric. Nice to see you back. Never tried Swan's Sunset, somehow. Have to put it on my Wish List 2018.

Noni, is it Mingus Paula, Nichole or both that amazed you? There is a double post that confused me...
CC

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