At the Painted Tulip I am currently growing 48 varieties of dahlias. Dahlias now take up half my annual fields and we are prepping a new field for 2020 so I can grow more. Our dahlia tuber store online has been a great success I am very grateful to all you who have purchased from us. This fall, 2019, our tuber selections will be limited due to our expansion, but will put up as many as I can.
Over this dahlia season I am going to blog about some of my favorite varieties and why they are ones we grow and love.
She is 1.5” bloom, black-burgundy, started growing here in 2018. She is short, less then two feet with floppy stems, bushy-growth. I put her in my tiny bouquets and wedding centerpieces, so straightness and length are not a deal-breaker. She puts out lots of blooms and is great when a small dark drama is needed. She is so sweet; bigger isn’t always better. A great tuber producer.
She has been with me since the beginning and one of the only Karmas I still grow. She has a magenta-burgundy color, a medium 3-4” bloom with fantastic straight stems for cut production and she puts out many blooms. She is a must for cut flower growers.
Stunning deep burgundy ball with laciniated petals. She’s a real knock-out. I started growing her this year and can’t wait to have more tubers to grow for 2020. Nice strong stems. She doesn’t put out the most blooms but she’s such a jewel, I’ll let it pass. I receive a bloom per week per plant so more plants the better. I’ll have to report on her tuber production in the fall as she’s new this season.
Medium ball, productive, deep purple tone so not a true burgundy. Nice tall strong straight stems. Great in all bouquets and wedding work. Very similar to Ivenetti. Great tuber producer. Is staying in our collection. In our collection 2017.
Medium ball, burgundy with a purple hue. A work horse whose a bit later blooming and rich color. Nice tall, strait stems have been growing sense 2017. Great tuber producer. Is staying in our collection.
Dinner plate dahlia with reflex petals. If you want rich drama he’s your dahlia. Lovely merlot wine color. Very productive blooming with straight strong stems. If you can fit him in your collection and garden (takes 3 foot space) you should. Great for big burgundy drama in large arrangements and arbor decor. At farmers market people are floored by the size and velvety richness, and scoop him up. Great tuber producer. In our collection since 2018
So stay tuned for our next dahlia description. I’ll be reporting on all the varieties we grow by color.
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