August 30, 2011

Dahlia season 2011: part IV

   Time to look at some more dahlias. Flirt is variety with unknown origin, perhaps it's coming from Eastern Europe. Flowers are abundant and long lasting. Plant is nicely compact.


   From French breeder Ernest Turc is coming next dahlia Arica. I planted it late in a pot. So it didn't grow very tall, but it's flowering nicely. The variety isn't perfect though. Inflorescence is held a bit down and is pretty flat.


   Vista Lindsey is coming from Jean Heeringa (USA). It's tall ~2m. Very abundant bright yellow laciniated. Peduncles are long and a bit thin and are bending down after heavy rain and wind.

Vista Lindsey

   The last laciniated variety for this post is Pinelands Princess was created by Cyril Higgo (South Africa). It appeared to be a nice pot variety. The plant is compact with beautifully shaped leaves, grows without staking.

Pineland Princess

   One of my favourites this year is Mingus Laura, Phil Mingus (USA). Compact plant 1.4-1.5 m tall. Very full well-shaped long lasting incurved cactus.

Mingus Laura

   This variety looked more interesting on photos than it is in reality. Magic Moment, Les Connell (USA), is medium size white with very slight bluish-purple tint semicactus. Although it flowers good on long peduncles it doesn't make much impression on me. It's pale overall.

Magic Moment

   I'll end the post with the tallest variety that I have in garden Wyn's Radiant Star, Lewis Wynn (USA). This plant is for sure much taller than 2 m. Large long lasting inflorescence is held at a perfect angle on very strong peduncles. The plant is so tall that I had to cut the flower to take picture of it. Thank you Walter for sending me this one, it's one of my favourites.

Wyn's Radiant Star


Sunray Gardens said...

They are all very beautiful. I love Dahlias but don't do them since they aren't hardy here. You have some really good ones.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Olga said...

They are not hardy here either. But I like everything about dahlias - raising them, watching them flowering and digging the tubers as well ☺. Thanks for you comment, Cher.

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