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ImageCosey
Jan 19, 2022 9:12 PM CST
Name: LeeAnn
Zone 6b, Pennsylvania
A management practice you might consider is to plant a later crop of PnC to make sure you have fresh plants producing later in the fall. Offset your tuber plantings by 3 weeks and see if that gives you the type of blooms needed.
SteveM
Jan 19, 2022 10:09 PM CST
Name: Steve
San Diego
Commercial cut flower grower
blown_dry wrote:I have really limited knowledge of proper dahlia form, but PNC seems to always look really tight and regular and this one not so much.

I almost ordered it from Fleur (the only source on DA) to compare but $15/tuber + $15/shipping seemed a little steep for one tuber - especially since it is imported... and I already have too many varieties to properly evaluate this season.
SteveM
Jan 19, 2022 10:25 PM CST
Name: Steve
San Diego
Commercial cut flower grower
Cosey wrote:A management practice you might consider is to plant a later crop of PnC to make sure you have fresh plants producing later in the fall. Offset your tuber plantings by 3 weeks and see if that gives you the type of blooms needed.

Yes, I do that when possible but it is difficult to find the time to plant later when I am in full production. (one man show) I start selling in mid-May and cut the same plants until mid-Nov. Some varieties keep their size fairly well but the heavy bloomers like PnC can get quite small and the stems quite thin. It is not a huge problem because I just put 7 blooms in a bunch instead of 5.

I collected quite a few seeds from PnC this year so maybe I will get a seedling that will work. Or maybe Coseytown will soon be introducing a B or BB FD Peach. :)


ImageAndreaB
Jan 20, 2022 8:41 AM CST
Name: Andrea
SE Michigan
Here’s a few peachy ones to consider…

Country Sweetheart (can’t find a pic, but one of my new faves)

Ferncliff Copper (I think LeeAnn already suggested)
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Lark’s Ebbe (2)
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Bracken Palomino
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Linda’s Esther (sported solid)
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Dr. P.H. Riedell
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Hollyhill Orange Ice
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My L A T E
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ImageDarcyD
Jan 20, 2022 10:31 AM CST
Name: Darcy D
Green Oaks, Illinois
I grew Country Sweetheart years ago & I loved it. I think I got it from Cici. It surprised me, not usually my favorite color. I have a pic. I feel like the stems were a bit short, but could have been me not pinching back properly.


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ImageCosey
Jan 20, 2022 12:54 PM CST
Name: LeeAnn
Zone 6b, Pennsylvania
Hmmm, Steve, you already know me so well...I have a couple of peach in the works.

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These two are my favorites and I'm taking lots of cuttings this year.
ImageIslander
Jan 20, 2022 1:43 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Those are so beautiful!
Salish Dahlias
ImageDarcyD
Jan 20, 2022 1:43 PM CST
Name: Darcy D
Green Oaks, Illinois
Cosey wrote:Hmmm, Steve, you already know me so well...I have a couple of peach in the works.

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These two are my favorites and I'm taking lots of cuttings this year.


Wow!! Love those both! But that first one... Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

Is it peachy? It looks rosy-toned.

ImageCosey
Jan 20, 2022 1:49 PM CST
Name: LeeAnn
Zone 6b, Pennsylvania
Darcy, I call it peachy rose. Lol. When compared to Orange Globe my seeding looks more peach. It blended so well in peach buckets. It throws an occasional white petal.

Imageteddahlia
Jan 20, 2022 4:57 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
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This one has done well for two years.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageAndreaB
Jan 20, 2022 5:54 PM CST
Name: Andrea
SE Michigan
How about Hollyhill Peachy Keen? Smiling

ADS photo
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Imageteddahlia
Jan 20, 2022 6:59 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Hollyhill Peachy Keen won two medals this year and had the highest average score of all dahlias entered in the trial gardens and the highest average ADS show bench scores. If you told me that this would happen last year I would have said it is very nice flower and I hope it passes in the trial gardens. It was a 2015 seedling and we just kept growing it and saying things, like: "that's a nice one, we should grow it again." Then we took a bloom to the show and it won best seedling. What I like about it is it's ease of growing. All three plants looked identical in the trial garden and all were 6 feet tall with nice blooms. We planted it in numerous locations in our garden and it did well everywhere. When I needed show blooms for the ADS entry, I just picked about 12 flowers and matched 3 that looked alike. It was almost too easy. We have harvested lots of seeds from Peachy Keen and expect it to have nice seedlings.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
SteveM
Jan 21, 2022 12:46 PM CST
Name: Steve
San Diego
Commercial cut flower grower
AndreaB wrote:
Hollyhill Orange Ice
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Andrea, thanks, what size was HH Orange Ice?


SteveM
Jan 21, 2022 12:49 PM CST
Name: Steve
San Diego
Commercial cut flower grower
Cosey wrote:

These two are my favorites and I'm taking lots of cuttings this year.
Those are great colors, what size are they?
SteveM
Jan 21, 2022 1:00 PM CST
Name: Steve
San Diego
Commercial cut flower grower
AndreaB wrote:How about Hollyhill Peachy Keen? Smiling


I think HH Peachy Keen has great potential as a cut flower, I am growing her this season to trial. Currently, I am using Camano Cloud and Anne Hyde as my SC varieties in this general size and color. Both have good vase life and are extremely productive. I especially like Camano Cloud. I think the florists here are gradually getting used to the SC form. a few years ago I couldn't give them away.
Imageteddahlia
Jan 21, 2022 1:08 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
I talked to Susan Ambrose of Camano dahlias briefly a week ago and we did talk a bit about Camano Cloud. Everybody loves it and most everybody has a very tough time with the tubers. It is still very healthy and well worth having to grow it from cuttings each year. The color is so clear and so mesmerizing, it is on my all time list of dahlias.
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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.
SteveM
Jan 21, 2022 1:18 PM CST
Name: Steve
San Diego
Commercial cut flower grower
I would love to have Camano Cloud on a Hollyhill Diamond plant.
ImageCosey
Jan 21, 2022 1:44 PM CST
Name: LeeAnn
Zone 6b, Pennsylvania
Cameo Cloud keeps eluding me! It looks gorgeous.
Imageteddahlia
Jan 21, 2022 1:51 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Camano Cloud color from a breeding viewpoint
(1) It has the same color on the front and reverse of the florets and that enhances the pure color of the flower.
(2) I cannot tell whether it is a "one color" flower where you only have the "base" color that is in this case the slightest tan-yellow. OR whether it is a two color flower where the anthocyanin overlays the base color with perfect accuracy and evenness. The very slight emphasis of pink near the immature petals at the center would support the second proposal that it has an overlay of anthocyanin.

I consider this a much prettier flower than Cafe au Lait.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ksc
Jan 21, 2022 2:09 PM CST
Name: kevin
MA South Shore
I bought a couple Camano Cloud cuttings this week. Does it not make tubers or makes tubers that don't store? My plan was to grow it in a 5" sink pot hoping for a blob of something at the end of the year, give it a short break, then start growing it again in January. Steve, you must have some type of tuber leaving it in the ground all year.

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