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GIANT-FLOWERED DECORATIVE DAHLIAS

Decorative dahlias have fully double blooms showing no disc. The ray florets are generally broad and flat and may be involute for no more than 75% of their length (longitudinal axis) or slightly twisted, and usually bluntly pointed

Giant-Flowered Decorative Dahlias have blooms usually over 10" (254mm) in diameter

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Almand's Climax

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The following list includes the varieties listed by the NDS in 2018.

variety

subtype

colour

use

intro

raiser

country

height

Almand's Climax

 

L.-W.Bls

E.

1968

Almand

USA

105

Alva's Supreme

 

Y.

E.

1956

Frost

NZ

135

Ben Huston

 

O.Bls.

E.

1985

Huston

Can

120

Bill Holmberg

 

Br.Bls.

E.

1989

Geisert

USA

110

Bonaventure

 

Br.-Y.Bls.

E.

1982

Simon

USA

135

Bryn Terfel

 

R.

E.

2004

Sherlock

NZ

 

Bull's Pride

 

W.

E.

1982

Bull

NZ

 

Cafe Au Lait

 

W.-Br.Bls

G.

1968

bruidegom

NL

100

Candlelight

 

Y.

E.

2005

hill,I

UK

120

Corton Olympic

 

Br.Bls.

E.

1976

harbord

UK

 

Cream Alva's

 

Y.

E.

1990

machin

UK

120

Cream Capella

 

Y.

E.

2000

hardy,v

UK

 

Danum Gail

 

R.

E.

1996

Oscroft

UK

 

Fairway Pilot

 

Pk.Bls.

E.

1979

Cleaver

UK

 

Fairway Spur

 

Br.-Pk.Bls.

E.

1996

Cleaver

UK

110

Gemma Darling

 

W.

E.

1994

dilley

UK

120

Go American

 

Br.Bls.

E.

1959

Johnson,s

USA

120

Hamari Girl

 

Pk.

E.

1960

Ensum

UK

120

Hamari Gold

 

Br.

E.G.

1984

Ensum

UK

120

Holland Festival

 

O.-W.Bic.

E.

1960

Bruidegom

NL

120

Jean Shaw

 

O.-Y.Bls

E.

2010

shaw,k

UK

120

Jocondo

 

Pu.

E.

1960

Bruidegom

NL

135

John Hill

 

Br.-O.Bls

E.

2013

hill,I

UK

 

Kea Magic

 

W.

E.

2005

sherlock

NZ

 

Kelvin Floodlight

 

Y.

E.

1961

McDougall

Aus

90

Kidd's Climax

 

Pk.-Y.Bls.

E.

1940

Kidd

NZ

110

Lavender Perfection

 

L.

G.

1941

Johnston

NZ

110

Lula Pattie

 

W.

E.

1960

Comstock

USA

 

Mabel Ann

 

Br.-Y.Bls.

E.

1995

adley

UK

90

Mark Hardwick

 

Y.

E.

1985

hardwick,m

UK

110

Mingus Whitney

 

W.

E.

1999

Mingus

USA

 

Pink Spur

 

Pk.Bls

E.

2008

anon

UK

 

Rhanna Tammy

 

Br.

E.

2004

strickland

NZ

110

Sam Huston

 

Y.O.Bls.

E.

1994

Huston

Can

120

Sir Alf Ramsey

 

L.-W.Bls

E.

1999

Cleaver

UK

120

Trelawny

 

Br.-R.Bls.

E.

1968

Dunn

UK

100

Walter Hardisty

 

W.

E.

1975

Gentile

USA

 

Wanda's Aurora

 

Pk.-Y.Bls

E.

2003

wright

UK

105

Wanda's Capella

 

Y.

E.G.

1986

Wright

UK

120

White Alva's

 

W.

E.

1979

Mills

UK

120

White Perfection

 

W.

G.

1967

veelen

NL

100

Winkie Colonel

 

R.

E.

1996

menzel

Aus

90

Wyn's Farmer John

 

W.-Y.-L.Bls

E.G.

2005

wynne

USA

0

Zorro

 

R.

E.

1987

Geisert

USA

110

 

Subtype

(Lil.) indicates a lilliput dahlia, which is usually less than 15 inches (45cms) in height and with flowers not normally bigger than 2 inch diameter.

(Dw.B.) indicates a dwarf bedding variety which does not normally exceed 24 inches (60cms) in height

Use

C. indicates suitable as a cut flower, ie it has long wiry stems.

E. indictes the variety is suitable for exhibition purposes.

G. indictes suitable for general garden use.

P. indicates the variety is suitable for growing in pots or patio containers.

Syn indicates a synonym, which may be either a horticultural synonym or one where blooms are considered indistinguishable from each other.

 

Some examples of Giant Decoratives 

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Almand's Climax

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Bonaventure

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Creve Coeur

     

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Danum Gail

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Hamari Gold

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Kidd's Climax

     

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Sam Huston

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Sir Alf Ramsey

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Winkie Colonel

Bryn Terfel

Pink Fairway Spur

Fairway Pilot

Jean Shaw

 

John Hill

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Last updated November 25, 2017

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