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Sep 17, 2015 5:51 PM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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I find it interesting.

Many are named after family members. For example, I have 'Speckled Tim' that was developed by Frey and named after his son. My guess is that Tim was not speckled:)

One of my all time favorite dahlias is 'Cornel.' Breeders first name was Cor and his wife's name was Nel. From the Netherlands, probably Cornelius?

Some are just plain descriptive like 'Ketchup and Mustard.' Really gives you an idea of what this dahlia will look like.

Lets not forget about white dahlias. We have blizzard, snow.........

Anyone have an interesting dahlia naming anecdote?
Sep 17, 2015 6:59 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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I have a no name one that looks like crazy Ivan

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not an exact match but it is crazy
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Sep 17, 2015 7:14 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Love it, Cinda.

Frank - while I don't have stories or dahlias by name, I used to collect daylilies by name and still have my "Family Plot", which amuses my husband.
Sep 19, 2015 9:07 AM CST
Name: Mary Stella
Chester, VA (Zone 7b)
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That is funny Arlene.
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