I figured with all the dahlia tubers you are planting you may know who I had last year. I will attach photos of what grew and what I had notes on. If you'd like to let me know what you think each is that would be great. I'll try my best to describe:
From my Walmart bag of 3 dinner plates all unmarked:
Yellow, plant height 3 1/2-4 ft, dinner plate first bloom was huge (we had deluges of rain late June and bloom was open mid July). If I recall it was about 8", subsequent blooms were 5-6". For anyone in the Pantone world: PMS 100
Red, a tuber from my SIL. plant height 5-6 ft, stems tended to be a darker color, prolific bloomer, plant got rather wide as it grew. Bloom size approx 4". Toward the end of the bloom they did have yellow centers. PMS 200
Deep red violet - said Walmart bag of dinnerplates. Plant height 4-4 1/2 ft, bloom size approx 4". PMS 249
And for all of those who would like a laugh, but I'd like to know who these were as Breck couldn't tell me. These were to be their Emperor, as you can see they weren't dinnerplate, they weren't deep purple as their image shows. They did refund the money so I can't complain. The orange one did not survive winter storage.
Both: plant size 24". Bloom size on orange: 4-5" bloom size on purple 2 1/2". Both fairly prolific bloomers Orange PMS 7416 and purple PMS 252
Please - enlighten me with whom I have. I'll be replanting again as all have good growth going on right now with the exception of the orange one (which in the end I really enjoyed its blooms!) which met a mushy demise. I'd like to be able to give these a name if I could.
Appreciate all your help!