PlantsDahliasDahlia 'Mary Jo'

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Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Miniature (M): up to 4 inches in diameter.
Form: Semi-Cactus (SC)
Color: Light Blend (LB)
Orange (OR)
Pink (PK)
Year Introduced: 1976
Country of Origin: United States
Hybridizer or Originator: Abellera
ADS Classification Code: 1203

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Flowers: Showy
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Propagate by taking cuttings of newly emerged shoots
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Dahlia Mary Jo plant and its reflection

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Posted by arctangent (Ann Arbor, Michigan - Zone 6a) on Sep 10, 2020 12:43 PM

Confusion between two dahlias named 'Mary Jo'.
The one described here matches the one listed by Dahlia Addict and offered by Swan Island (a miniature orange/pink or light blend semi-cactus), and the photos here agree with this description. The problem is that the date of introduction (given here as 1976) and the hybridizer/introducer (Abellara) seem to belong to a different 'Mary Jo' dahlia. Piecing together year of introduction from Swan Island, who sells the Min SC form, 1968, and the information in Dahlia World's master list, I deduce that the 'Mary Jo' in the garden.org database is 'Mary Jo(I)' in Dahlia World's list, and was introduced in 1968 by Franz. The other one, 'Mary Jo (II)' is a large, orange SC introduced in 1978 by Abellara. I didn't want to offer a data change for year of introduction and name of the introducer without explaining the basis for this change.

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