Dahlias forum: Heirloom Dahlias

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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frankrichards16
Aug 15, 2018 11:09 AM CST
Dahlia 'Promise', 2018 photo, (BRUIDE GOM, 1959), USDA Hardiness Zone 8, B-LC-y Class(2502) Awards(28), In Garden Bed J2 for 81 DAYS (OHG1). Last planted in 2018, first planted in 2013.

Cactus type, with fimbriated petals of primrose yellow. An heirloom. 4-6 inch blooms. First planted in 2013. Gift from Old House Gardens for allowing them to photo my 'Early Scout' Peony in 2013.

Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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frankrichards16
Aug 25, 2018 8:18 AM CST
"Dahlia 'Jersey Beauty', Common Name: dahlia, Size: 6ft., B-FD-pk Class(2004) Awards(6), Breeder: (Waite,1924), USDA Hardiness Zone 8, Michigan Bloom Month 8

An heirloom variety from New Jersey. Old House Gardens in Michigan carries it. It's a tall skinny plant (somewhat ugly) that has beautiful pink flowers. Saving the tubers over Winter can be iffy. My plants have never generated large tuber clumps. Purchased original tuber in 2009. Did not save tubers in 2017. Here are 2 photos from 2017.

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Name: Deborah
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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Dinah1
Aug 30, 2018 12:30 PM CST
I love Heirloom Dahlias and your photos are lovely. Here is one that overwinters in my zone 6b garden. Actually it originated in KY. Mrs. I. De Ver Warner.
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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frankrichards16
Nov 17, 2018 6:05 AM CST
Dahlia 'Yellow Gem', Common Name: dahlia, Size: 4ft., M-FD-y Class(4002) Awards(1), Breeder: (McWHIRTER, 1914), USDA Hardiness Zone 8, Michigan Bloom Month -

Listed as FD on ADS database. Looks like a pompom or a minature ball. An heirloom. Strong Grower. Over 100 years old...

Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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frankrichards16
Dec 4, 2018 8:36 AM CST
Dahlia 'Margaret Duross', Common Name: dahlia, Size: 4ft., AA-FD-BR Class(0011) Awards(53), Breeder: (Fuchs,1954), USDA Hardiness Zone 8, Michigan Bloom Month -

Wayside 2007, huge flowers. A 1950s heirloom. Bronze Flower. First planted in 2007. Stunted growth in 2015. I can see why this one has lasted so long.

Name: Kathy
(Zone 5a)
Daylilies Seed Starter Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader
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TreeClimber
Dec 31, 2018 12:05 PM CST
Frank, I'm just starting to research Heirloom Dahlias, and have ordered a few from Old House Gardens for spring. I appreciate so much seeing your photos and comments.

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