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Imageteddahlia
Jan 29, 2012 4:28 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
How interesting to have a forum on purple dahlias. Our Hollyhill Purple got it's name because we thought it was a nice deep purple. In order to get a really nice purple dahlia, it has to have some blue in the pigment. If it has very little blue, it becomes what I call a "maroon" purple. There are lots of these maroon purples out there. Purely Purple is a seedling of Barbarry Bluebird and it is the same color as Purely Purple. The color charts were put together many years ago and the color names need to be redone. Certainly the chips are all the same color from chart to chart but some of the names of the colors are wrong. I wish that a person trained in the scientific method would conduct a study by showing the individual color chips to unbiased people and ask them them to identify the color. The results would be more representative of our modern definitions of color.
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