Dahlias forum: Small dahlias

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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frankrichards16
Aug 24, 2017 5:23 PM CST
one of my favorite small dahlias is Bitsy!

"Dahlia 'Bitsy', 2017, [Water pipe flower], [BITSY] Waterlily, 2ft. #Perennial #tuber #monocot (SWI, 2000), USDA Hardiness Zone 8, 73-wL-w/L Class(7310) Awards(), Bloom Month 3, In Garden Bed Y2 for 84 DAYS.

Listed as a sport of China Doll. It's short and has large blooms. Usually only 1 foot tall with 3 & 4 inch blooms. Nice looking lavender flower. First planted in 2009. Introduced in 2000 by Swan Island Dahlias.

#Dahlia #Waterpipeflower

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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frankrichards16
Aug 26, 2017 2:08 PM CST
Park Princess is another short dahlia that I LIKE...

"Dahlia 'Park Princess', 2017, [Valley flower], [PP] Cactus, 2ft. #Perennial #tuber #monocot (Maarse, 1959), USDA Hardiness Zone 8, M-C-DP Class(4305) Awards(140), Bloom Month 4, In Garden Bed H1 for 84 DAYS.

Introduced in 1959. 4in. bright pink cactus on a short 2' bush. Early bloomer. A good size cactus type flower on a dwarf plant. First planted this dahlia in 2009.

#Dahlia #Valleyflower

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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
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Oberon46
Aug 26, 2017 3:51 PM CST
that's a cutie
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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frankrichards16
Aug 31, 2017 3:32 PM CST
Of course there are many good looking mignon singles...

"Dahlia 'Bonne Esperance', 2017, [Mignon Single], [BONNE] Mignon Single, 1.5ft. #Perennial #tuber #monocot (Topsvoort, 1951), USDA Hardiness Zone 8, 97-MS-pk Class(9704) Awards(743), Bloom Month 1, In Garden Bed J2 for 85 DAYS.

Mignon Single - single row of petals, with a flower diameter under 2in.. First planted in 2008. Somewhat of an heirloom.

#Dahlia #MignonSingle

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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Oberon46
Aug 31, 2017 7:02 PM CST
Pretty. I do like the 'Bishop' series with the dark foliage and dark flowers; deep gold, dark red, etc.
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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frankrichards16
Sep 24, 2017 10:36 AM CST
I think this small dahlia is a favorite for showing...

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"Dahlia 'Inflammation', 2017, [hollow stem flower], [INF] Mignon Single, 2ft. #Perennial #tuber #monocot (Ballego, 1961), USDA Hardiness Zone 8, 97-MS-OR Class(9703) Awards(1570), Bloom Month 3, In Garden Bed J2 for 113 DAYS.

Introduced in 1961. Bright orange 1in. daisy-like blooms on a 18in. bush. Blooms early. Needs deadheading to keep flowers coming all summer. First planted ~2008.

#Dahlia #hollowstemflower

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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Oberon46
Sep 24, 2017 10:48 AM CST
Frank, the stats you post on your dahlias, are they from your own database? Are they a cut and paste or do you have to hand type each one? Doesn't seem likely. I have been trying to visualize what sort of spreadsheet or database (Access) would produce a line of data like you show. I could probably do so by concatenating data fields directly from my main table in Access. Just curious. Being a database nut. lol
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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frankrichards16
Sep 24, 2017 11:17 AM CST
Yes, the stats are from my spreadsheet.

I use a google spread sheet, here is the the cell that I post...

=JOIN(char(10)&char(10),JOIN(", ",B11,YEAR(TODAY()),C11,D11,E11,CONCATENATE("USDA Hardiness Zone ",SUBSTITUTE(F11,"Z","")),G11,CONCATENATE("Bloom Month ",H11),CONCATENATE("In Garden Bed ",K11," for ",M11,". ")),Z11,CONCATENATE(" #",INDEX(SPLIT(B11," "),1)," #",SUBSTITUTE(REGEXEXTRACT(C11,"\[(.+)\]")," ","")),CONCATENATE(" https://www.flickr.com/search/... ","%20")))

here'e one entry of my spreadsheet

a17 Abelia mosanensis 'SWEET EMOTIONS®' [Korean Abelia] uh-BEEL-yuh mo-sahn-EN-sis (Mosan, region of North Korea) 6x6ft. #Shrub #evergreen Z4-9 Glossy green leaves, dark, reddish-pink flower buds, pink flowers 5-6 2 3/29 a1 v2 4/16/2017 161 DAYS Hirts 2017 12 17 google Photos FLICKr NGA Dave MBG "Abelia mosanensis 'SWEET EMOTIONS®' , 2017, [Korean Abelia] , uh-BEEL-yuh mo-sahn-EN-sis (Mosan, region of North Korea), 6x6ft. #Shrub #evergreen, USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9, Glossy green leaves, dark, reddish-pink flower buds, pink flowers, Bloom Month 5-6, In Garden Bed a1 v2 for 161 DAYS.

Proven Winner selection. Very hardy abelia, USDA zone 4. Attractive seed heads, and orange fall foliage. Fragrant. Semi-evergreen. aka Abelia mosanensis 'SMNAMDS'

#Abelia #KoreanAbelia

https://www.flickr.com/search/... lazy http://www.waysidegardens.com/sweet-emotion-fragrant-abelia/p/36989/ Proven Winner selection. Very hardy abelia, USDA zone 4. Attractive seed heads, and orange fall foliage. Fragrant. Semi-evergreen. aka Abelia mosanensis 'SMNAMDS' Abelia mosanensis 'SWEET EMOTIONS®'

If you like, I can share my spreadsheet with you...

Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Oberon46
Sep 24, 2017 1:04 PM CST
I would love that. I used to develop fairly complex formulae until I switched to Access. I think the formulae are more fun. Certainly a challenge to build and maintain.

My email is mstella@gci.net. I don't think you can attach things to tree mails here.

Thanks so much for sharing.
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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frankrichards16
Oct 2, 2017 6:30 AM CST
Here is another short dahlia that classified as a "Novelty Open"...

Dahlia 'Elizabeth Jane', 2017, [hollow stem flower], [LIZ] Novelty Open, 3ft. #Perennial #tuber #monocot (Clack, 1999), USDA Hardiness Zone 8, 86-N-L L/l Class(8608) Awards(44), Bloom Month 8, In Garden Bed R2 for 123 DAYS.

Looks like a star. Usually shorter than 3 ft. Ball shaped tubers. First planted in 2009.

#Dahlia #hollowstemflower

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