Dahlias forum: Two favorites for 2016

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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frankrichards16
Sep 26, 2016 7:27 PM CST
For some reason I am into red this year. Here are photos of two favorites...

Dahlia 'Debora Ranae'

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and Dahlia 'American Beauty'

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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Sep 27, 2016 7:58 AM CST
Beautiful, Frank. The depth of color is great.
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
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Oberon46
Sep 27, 2016 9:42 AM CST
I agree. Color is truly rich. And I like the form with the pointed petals. Thanks for sharing.
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Name: Marie
Brigham City, Utah (Zone 5b)
Cottage Gardener Dahlias Hibiscus Region: Utah
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MyRee
Oct 29, 2016 10:49 AM CST
I have American Beauty ordered for next year but I have not seen Debora Ranae. Does the color stay that dark? and how big is it. They are both beautiful.
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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frankrichards16
Oct 29, 2016 4:41 PM CST
Both plants were 4-5 feet tall this year. Deborah Ranae stays dark red.
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
Region: Wisconsin Dahlias Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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mandolls
Oct 30, 2016 6:59 AM CST
That Deborah Renae is nice!!

My favorite and most prolific red this year was Dana Iris. It was an early bloomer and just kept producing all season.



Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Oct 30, 2016 7:22 AM CST
Pretty, Geof. It's nice when they just don't give up.
Name: Laurie Basler
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
Houseplants Region: Pacific Northwest Sedums Orchids
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lauriebasler
Nov 15, 2016 10:26 PM CST
Those are so beautiful. Do they prefer being right down in the ground, or will they perform well in pots too? You are making me want to try them.

Thank you for such great pics. Good post.

Laurie B.
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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frankrichards16
Nov 16, 2016 11:53 AM CST
Have not tried these in a pot.

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