Photo of Dahlias (Dahlia): Arabian Night?

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Oct 19, 2013 4:11 PM CST
Is there more than one dahlia named Arabian Night. This does not look at all like the one I have.
Name: Elza
Salaspils, Latvia
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Greyghost
Oct 20, 2013 5:16 AM CST
This photo has been taken in early autumn (at the end period of their blooming) and therefor the color of it is a lot lighter than the 'official' one. At it's fool bloom it's quite darker. If the one you have differs only in the darkness of color from this one, then you most probably have the 'Arabian Night'. To my knowledge there's only one dahlia that goes by that name, but in my experience name overlapping is not uncommon so I can not tell for sure.
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Name: Peter
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Cantillon
Oct 23, 2013 8:48 AM CST
Actually that looks very like Dahlia Ruby ( a beautiful dahlia but can maybe lose form as the head expands) and is not a well known or distributed Dahlia, or maybe Dahlia Geoffrey Kent. For some reason I cannot post photographs, something I am doing I am sure, and I will try again.

I do not seek to disagree, but the Dahlia Arabian Night has a different form, colour, and has a velvety texture to the petals.

http://www.angliabulbs.com/dahlia-arabian-night-p-359.html

This is a good photograph of the flower. I had it but it got killed by two years of cold weather and I have not yet replaced it in the dahlia line up. You have reminded me of it Greyghost, and I will seek it out again.
Name: Elza
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Greyghost
Oct 23, 2013 11:51 AM CST
Thanks for pointing that out Cantillon. I dared to presume that it simply did not managed to reach its full bloom and therefor looked more like a pompon and less like anything decorative, but I will look more into it now. To be honest the collection came under my wing only a few months ago and, because of several reasons, there was a period of great mess before me, which I am now trying to solve. So it is quite possible that the name is wrong. Thanks again.
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Cantillon
Oct 24, 2013 8:07 AM CST
Hi Greyghost,

I think I have figured out the photographs again. Here is D. Ruby, which looks quite like your bloom I think. Arabian Night has the form of the Ruby and the colour of this darker one, which is D. Karma Chocolate. May I ask what size that bloom is? , as the D.Ruby is about eight inches. If yours is a small pom we could be looking at something like D.Jowey Mirella, the one at the bottom.

Peter

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Name: Elza
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Greyghost
Oct 24, 2013 10:17 AM CST
Thanks again Peter,

For a shame I don't have my measurement data with me at the moment, but from the memory I would guess the bloom size to an approximate 6 cm (2.4 inches) in other words borderline pom/ball.

Elza
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Cantillon
Oct 30, 2013 12:29 PM CST
Hi Elza,

If it is a little pom that size then more than likely it is out the Jowey Mirella direction, although the photo is very light red/orange ( which suggest yellow in the background mix).I will have a rummage around my own photos and see what I can turn up.

If you need any help putting names to any others I would be pleased to be of assistance, as I am sure other folk on here would be as well.

Here is a new single I am trying to stabilise and get better flower form. The colour is beautiful, and before it fully opens it is a remarkable looking bloom

Kind regards,

Peter



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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Oct 31, 2013 7:27 PM CST

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Let me know if this image should be moved. Thumbs up I can move it to Ruby if you both agree that's what it is.
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Name: Peter
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Cantillon
Nov 1, 2013 5:51 PM CST


Hi Calif_Sue, Ruby is about eight inches across, but the one we are chatting about is only about 2.5 inches so it is too small for Ruby I think.

Kind regards,

Peter
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Calif_Sue
Nov 4, 2013 4:17 PM CST

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I had someone else also contact me that this wasn't Arabian Night so in the meantime, I have moved it over to the general dahlia entry here Dahlias (Dahlia)
If you ever confirm a correct ID, please submit a proposal to move again. Thumbs up
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