September 26, 2011

Dahlia season 2011: part VI



   September is almost over but dahlias are flowering discontinuously. Most of my dahlias opened their blooms and not so many pictures left not posted here. The first variety of this post is seedling by Peter Haslhofer Hapet 2008-621. Very bright orange-yellow semicactus.

Hapet 2008-621


   Here comes the second Swedish variety that looks nice in my garden - Birka Hallon by Mary Ohlson. It has very nice raspberry color that it was named for.

Birka Hallon


   Kenora Macop-B (Leroux, USA). This variety was a slug magnet in June. The main stem of the plant was cut down to 20 cm long leafless stick twice. I guess it was the same slug that liked this particular variety and left others nearby alone. Despite that the plant finally managed to grow taller than 180 cm and is blooming with very dark velvety laciniated flowers.

Kenora Macop-B


   Boja's Farm coming from Holland, I bought its tuber in Kista Mässan. This plant appeared to be a slow grower, I'm suspecting some kind of disease on it. But when it finally opened its first bloom a few days ago it appeared to be a nice variety.

Boja's Farm


   The last 3 dahlias of today's post are varieties coming from Ken Greenway, Accent Dahlias, USA. These are a true show varieties. Strong long peduncles, deep inflorescence of a perfect shape, long vase life. On the title image is AC Rooster - my first stellar dahlia. This shape is very special and I definitely would like to have more stellar varieties in my collection.

AC Rooster


   AC Cougar is a tall plant blooming very abundantly.

AC Cougar


   AC Ben has huge flower head that stays fresh on a plant for 2 weeks.

AC Ben

7 comments:

Flitiga Lisa said...

Vilka vackra dalior. Det känns som om en helt ny värld öppnar sig. Jag måste helt enkelt ha fler till nästa år.

Olga said...

Ja! Gör det Lisa! Dahlior gör dig gladdare varje gång du tittart på dem.

Ingmarie We said...

Fantastiskt fina dahlior! Och dina foton är verkligen helt underbara, tack sharp!!!! Får jag frågar vilken kamera du använder?

Olga said...

Tack för dina kommentarer Ingmarie! Jag använder Canon 30D systemkamera.

Anna Vattenkanna said...

Jag tror att jag smäller av! Helt fantastiska underbara dahliaporträtt. Att jag inte hittat din blogg tidigare? Men bättre sent än aldrig...

Kram Anna Vattenkanna

Susie på Stjärnarve said...

Otroligt vackra foton på otroligt vackra dahlior! Jag antar att du har jobb just nu med att få in alla dina dahlior i vinterförvaret!?

Olga said...

Dahlior blommar jätte fin just nu, men i helgen ska jag börja att gräva upp dem. Då blir det mycket roligt jobb att titta på vad som hänt där nere. Förhoppningsvis kommer jag ha en massa knölar till Nordiska Trädgårdar mässan.

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