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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Aug 21, 2017 12:24 AM CST

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The caption section is just for brief notes about the image, as you can see, it's limited in the amount of text allowed.
Do you have a question about it's ID? Is this Penhill Watermelon?
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Name: Kat Enns
Castlegar British Columbia, Ca (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian
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KatEnns
Aug 21, 2017 5:00 PM CST
Thanks, yes, I figured that out the hard way, lol. My records indicate this was labelled as Penhill Watermelon. And I now think it is. However, when I look at the progression from first bloom opening to a mature flower cluster the changes this big dahlia goes through are really dramatic. Mertyls Folly does a similar thing, but this the first year for this one in my garden, and I'm gobsmacked. So the photographs of it are a bit, well, not exactly misleading, but the present only an instant in the transition I've seen. Some dahlias open up and doesn't go through huge color changes, this one really does. I suppose I could post the pix of the first brick red coloured blossom to compare, but u can sort of see what I mean in this photo. Thank you for your note.
K. A. Enns
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Plant Database Moderator Region: California Cottage Gardener Roses Irises Clematis
Garden Photography Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Houseplants
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Calif_Sue
Aug 21, 2017 9:30 PM CST

Plants Admin

OK, I edited the caption to keep it applicable to the image. It sure is an entertaining bloom!
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