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Jan 19, 2014 9:03 AM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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This is one of my favorite dahlias. It's a dark red ball introduced by Cor Geerling (Holland) in 1994. His wifes name is Nel (really).
It is currently listed as a Ball Type, but previously I think it was listed as a Formal Decorative.
Popular in the Dahlia shows, has ~2000 awards.
I have been growing it since 2007. It grows well here in Michigan.

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Jan 19, 2014 12:36 PM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I have some similar dahlias, not quite as pretty. But they are NOID. My mom gave be a bag of mixed tubers several years ago. I have managed to get my red ones to survive for three years. Hoping I will get a fourth this coming summer. My neighbors on both sides (who are not real close) both commented on how striking they are. Here are some pics, not the best though.


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Jan 19, 2014 1:07 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
The red ones really do stand out and they do get noticed by those passing. Yours are lovely, Jennifer.

Frank - I have Cornel on my list for my son-in-law's birthday since he's a Cornell U. grad. Love your photos!
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Mar 5, 2014 10:34 AM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
God is the only thing that matters.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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I agree
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Mar 26, 2014 3:19 AM CST
Name: Anthony Weeding
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
idont havemuch-but ihave everything
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Australia Lilies Seed Starter Bulbs
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Cornel features highly, here in Australia [Tasmania], Frank.. Probably the 'most' entered Dahlia Thumbs up
lily freaks are not geeks!
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Mar 26, 2014 6:11 PM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
God is the only thing that matters.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
@jvdubb..I love your noids!! Lovey dubby


@frankrichards16, Thanks for introducing Cornel, it is a must have to me! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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