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DAHLIA NAME ORIGINS

last updated February 07, 2010

NAVIGATION THROUGH DOCUMENT

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country

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A. L. George Harrison

 

Steve Probizanski, Arlene's Legacy

USA

named after Beatles performer

A. L. Janis Joplin

 

Steve Probizanski, Arlene's Legacy

USA

named after rock and roll singer

A. L. Jimi Hendrix

 

Steve Probizanski, Arlene's Legacy

USA

named after rock musician

A. L. John Bonham

 

Steve Probizanski, Arlene's Legacy

USA

named after drummer for Led Zeppelin

A. L. Keith Moon

 

Steve Probizanski, Arlene's Legacy

USA

named after drummer for rock group The Who

A. L. Mama Cass Elliot

 

Steve Probizanski, Arlene's Legacy

USA

named after member of the Mamas and Papas group

A. T. Barnes

 

Harry Stredwick

UK

named after bertie barnes, giant dahlia grower

Aalsmeer

 

F Topsvoort

NL

Home of largest flower market in world

Abe Lincoln

I

Olesen

 

named after Abraham Lincoln

Abel Tasman

 

L A Hoek

NL

named after explorer who found Tasmania

Abendlied

 

Ernst

D

Tran: Evening Song

Abendsonne

III

Wilhelm Schwieters

D

Tran: Evening Sun

Abendstern

I

Jan G Ballego and sons

NL

Tran: Evening Star

Abendstern

II

Kurt Englehardt

D

Tran: Evening Star

Abridge Ben

 

Jack Kinns

UK

named after raiser's dog

Abridge Bertie

 

Jack Kinns

UK

named after raiser's friend, Bert Wiseman of NDS

Abridge Taffy

 

Jack Kinns

UK

named after his gun dog

Ada Hoffman

     

named for daughter of Governor of NJ

Adeline Jarvis

 

Ken E. Stock

UK

named after one of fund raisers for Tenovus cancer charity

Agamemnon

I

L A Hoek

NL

named after ancient Greek hero

Agatha Christie

 

not known

 

named after author

Agnes

IV

   

named after raisers daughter

Akebono

     

Tran: dawn or daybreak

Akibare Otome

     

tran: Maiden on a perfect autumn day

Aki-no-shirabe

 

Yusaku Konishi

J

tran: melody of autumn

Akita

 

Yusaku Konishi

J

name of a place in northern part of Japan

Albeniz

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Spanish composer

Albert Camus

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after French writer

Albert Cuyp

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Dutch painter

Albert Schweitzer

     

named after philosopher and physician

Alderley Edge

 

Lander

UK

Town in Cheshire England

Aldershot

 

Owen Parratt

UK

Town in Hampshire, England

Aldous Huxley

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after writer

Alexander Dubcek

     

named after czech politician

Alexander Dumas

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after author

Alexander Pope

     

named after poet and author

Alexander Von Humboldt

I

H Severin

D

named after scientist and explorer

Alexander von Humboldt

II

   

named after scientist and explorer

Alfred Nobel

     

named after swedish industrialist who introduced Nobel prize

Alf's Mascot

 

Alf Rogers

UK

alf rogers sport of mascot maya

Alice Chalifoux

 

Ed Flaws

USA

named after US Harpist from Cleveland

Alice May

III

Jack Vandament

C

named after neighhbour who loved flowers and passed away

Alice Roosevelt

     

named after daughter of Theodore Roosevelt

Allan Snowfire

 

Richard Cook

UK

named after late father and his hair colour

Alley Rose

 

Wayne Lobaugh

USA

named for Alyxandria Rose who died at a very young age, alley shows dark place familt felt at her loss

Allison

 

Steve Nowotarski

USA

Named after a friends granddaughter

Aloha

II

Madlyn Geisert

USA

Named after Aloha Rice, a school teacher in North Bend, Oregon

Alphonse Daudet

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after french author

Amber Banker

 

Mayfield

UK

sport of banker

Amber Cocorico

 

Cocorico

 

Sport of Cocorico

Amber Festival

 

Jack J R Gott

UK

amber sport of gateshead festival

Amber Gateshead Festival

 

David Boyd

UK

sport of Gateshead Festival

Amelia Earhart

 

not known

 

named after famous pilot

Amgard Candyman

 

Dave Bates

UK

candy pink colours

Amgard Coronet

 

Dave Bates

UK

bloom is pink face with yellow crown

Amgard Delicate

 

Dave Bates

UK

several people said its colour was delicate

Amgard Embers

 

Dave Bates

UK

resembles embers of fire

Amgard Emily

 

Dave Bates

UK

named after raisers granddaughter

Amgard Louise

 

Dave Bates

UK

named after raisers granddaughter

Amgard Memories

 

Dave Bates

UK

named in memory of raisers mother and sister

Amgard Rosie

 

Dave Bates

UK

named after raisers daughter

Amgard Sahara

 

Dave Bates

UK

Named after the stage name of the raiser's son (DJ Graham Sahara)

Amgard Striker

 

Dave Bates

UK

very striking flower

Amy Cave

 

Derek Cave

UK

raisers mother

Anadi's Grace

     

Sport of Grace Hay

Andrea Lawson

 

P Godsmark

UK

named after owner of the land where nursery is sited

Andrea Ranson

 

Ernest Parsons

UK

named after raiser's granddaughter

Andrew Magson

 

Bill (W E) Mark

UK

raisers grandson

Anfield

     

named after Liverpool football stadium

Angela Dodi

 

Jack Vandament

C

raisers youngest daughter

Anglian Water

 

Norman W Lewis

UK

local water board (supplier)

Anita Summerhayes

 

Ivor Kitchener

UK

lady who sells horticultural supplies to raiser

Anke Brunn

     

Named for the Minister of Science of North Rhine-Westphalia

Ann Marie A.

 

Richard Rejman

USA

named after raisers daughter

Anniversary Ball

 

Dr D. Gareth Rowlands

UK

named for Aylett's nursery anniversary

Ann's Coronet

 

stuart clensy

UK

sport of Amgard coronet, named after raisers wife

Anthony Nash

 

Fred Oscroft

UK

raiser's grandson

Anton Mauve

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Dutch painter

Anton Tsjechow

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

naned after writer

Apiary

     

Sport of Little Beeswings

Apricot Honeymoon Dress

 

M S Hall (Halls of Heddon)

UK

sport of honeymoon dress

Apricot Sunbeam

     

Sport of Little Sunbeam

Arnside Rose

 

George Fallows

UK

named after raisers wife

Arthur Godfrey

 

Capt. Ben Pittman Jr.

USA

named after TV Personality and Actor

Arthur Hills

 

Arthur F.Hills

UK

raiser's father

Arthur Lashlie

 

D Bruidegom

NL

named after English grower from north east

Athalie

 

Bill W H Dawes

UK

named after raisers wife

Audrey Day

     

Sport of Doris Day

Audrey Grace

 

Harvey&Beverly Brown

USA

named after daughter of Mark Oldenkamp

Aurora's Kiss

 

Wayne Holland

C

black red like the kiss of death of the

Spider Woman, Aurora.

Aurwen's Violet

 

R Gareth Roberts (Eglwysbach

UK

sport of Willo's Violet

Avoca Amanda

 

Roger W Turrell

UK

named after daughter

Avoca Apache

 

Roger W Turrell

UK

named after red indian tribe

Avoca Cherokee

 

Roger W Turrell

UK

named after red indian tribe

Avoca Choctaw

 

Roger W Turrell

UK

named after red indian tribe

Avoca Comanche

 

Roger W Turrell

UK

named after red indian tribe

Avoca Cree

 

Roger W Turrell

UK

named after red indian tribe

Avoca Geoffrey Moore

 

Roger W Turrell

UK

named in memory of President of a society in Northampton

Avoca Kiowa

 

Roger W Turrell

UK

named after red indian tribe

Avoca Mohave

 

Roger W Turrell

UK

named after red indian tribe

Avoca Navajo

 

Roger W Turrell

UK

named after red indian tribe

Avoca Pawnee

 

Roger W Turrell

UK

named after red indian tribe

Avoca Pontiac

 

Roger W Turrell

UK

named after red indian tribe

Avoca Salmon

 

Roger W Turrell

UK

named for flower colour

Avoca Seminole

 

Roger W Turrell

UK

named after red indian tribe

Avoca Signal

 

Roger W Turrell

UK

named for flower colour

Avoca Sue

 

Roger W Turrell

UK

named after wife of Terry Bratcher, NDS Counciller

Avoca Yuma

 

Roger W Turrell

UK

named after red indian tribe

Ayers Mable II

 

Harold and Mabel Ayers

USA

from wife's name

Aylesbury

 

Harry Stredwick

UK

town in Bucks, England

Ayston

 

Titchard

UK

village near his nursery

Aztec Gold

II

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named by grandson Kyle who loved ancient civilisations

Azuma-kagami

 

Yusaku Konishi

J

tran azuma -my better half; kagami - mirror (from 1180 history)

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B. J. Beauty

 

Terry Clarke

UK

beauty from Burton Joyce (village on river Trent)

Bach

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after german composer

Bambi

II

N V Ludwig & Co

NL

named after Disney character

Bambi

VI

Alex Lister and Son

UK

named after Disney character

Barbara Davies

 

Barry Davies

UK

raisers wife

Barbara Davies 89

 

Barry Davies

UK

raisers wife

Barbara Elaine

 

Davis

AUS

raisers wife

Barbara Fortier

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

named after next door neighbour who liked small dahlias

Barbara Hardisty Kantor

 

Michael Kantor

USA

named after member of Connecticut Dahlia Society

Barbara Miner

 

Ron Miner

USA

named after raisers wife

Barbara Rooke

 

Jimmy Rooke

UK

raisers wife

Barbara Z.

 

John Zatkovich

USA

named after family member

Barbara's Pastelle

 

Jack J R Gott

UK

sport of grenidor pastelle

Barbara's Yellow

 

Jack J R Gott

UK

sport Barbara's Pastelle

Barbarry Coronet

 

Barry Davies

UK

seedling from emma's coronet

Bargaly Blush

 

R (Bob) J Farley

UK

raiser worked on Bargaly farm

Bartok

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Hungarian composer

Bassingbourne Beauty

 

L John Scriven

UK

lived near Bassingbourne , Herts, England

Baudelaire

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after French poet

BBC

 

lindhout ornata (Pieter Lindhout)

NL

named after British Broadcasting Corporation

Beauty of Arundel

     

sported at Arundel Castle

Beauty of Heemstede

 

Cor Geerlings

NL

Nursery at Heemstede, Netherlands

Belisha

 

Terry Clarke

UK

looked like a Belisha Beacon (UK traffic signal)

Belton

 

Titchard

UK

village near his nursery

Benjamin Britten

 

Hippeastra (Nurseries)

NL

named after musician and composer

Bernard Colwyn Hayes

 

R E Boore

UK

Sport of Rev. Colwyn Vale

Bertie Boy

 

David Walker

UK

named for Bert Wiseman of NDS

Berwick Wood

 

Roger W Turrell

UK

Named after one of his company's sites

Bette Davis

     

named after film star

Betty Ilene

 

E Griffin

AUS

named after raisers wife

Betty Lou

     

Sport of Betty Anne

Betty R.

 

Richard Rejman

USA

named after raisers wife

Bickleigh Castle

 

Ivor Kitchener

UK

named after local castle where he worked

Big Brother

I

   

Sport of Big Ben

Bill Holmberg

 

Madlyn Geisert

USA

Named after a partially blind friend in Minnesota who admired the texture of its petals

Bishop Of Llandaff

 

Ian Treseder & S Treseder & Sons

UK

named after the Bishop of llandaff

Bitsa

 

Sid Hinchcliffe

UK

named after family dog

Bizet

I

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after French composer

Blackie Not-So-Black

     

sport of Blackie

Blue Monarch

     

sport of Croydon Monarch

Bob FitzJohn

 

David Walker

UK

named after friend who died young

Boccherini

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Italian composer

Bonesta

 

F B J van Bentem

Hol

Sport Onesta

Bonny Brenda

 

John Allely

UK

named after wife

Borodin

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Russian composer

Bournemouth Belle

 

Ken E. Stock

UK

named after steam train that used to run from London to Bournemouth

Brackenhill Flame

 

Eric Furness

UK

flame coloured , raised at Brackenhill Park, Bradford, England

Brahms

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after German composer

Braintris

 

Terry Clarke

UK

Home of raiser's nursery in Essex, England

Brendon Shine

 

Alex Craven

UK

named after Irish singer

Brian's Dream

 

brian king

UK

named after Brian (King)

Bridgeview Madlyn

 

Madlyn Geisert

USA

named after Madlyn Giesert of Bridgeview Nursery

Bronze General

     

Sport of General Eisenhower

Brookfield Deirdre

 

Dr D. Gareth Rowlands

UK

raiser's daughter

Brookfield Wendy

 

Dr D. Gareth Rowlands

UK

named after raisers wife

Brown Bomber

 

Reynolds

SA

named after Joe Louis - the brown bomber

Bruckner

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Austrian composer

Brumas

 

D Bruidegom

NL

named after baby polar bear at London Zoo

Bryn Terfel

 

Kevin Sherlock

NZ

named after Welsh opera singer

Bud Flanagan

 

John Brown (Brown&Such)

UK

named after stage star (member of Crazy gang)

Burscough Fonteneaux

     

Sport of Baby Fonteneau

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Cafe Au Lait

 

D Bruidegom

NL

colour looks like milky coffee

Cafe au Lait Sucre

     

Sport of Cafe au Lait

Cairngorm

 

W (Davy) Paterson

UK

scottish mountain range

Caldecott

 

Titchard

UK

village near his nursery

Camano Bram

 

Richard/Susan Ambrose

USA

named for family cat - Bram

Camano Cotton

 

Richard/Susan Ambrose

USA

named after family cat Cotton that got stuck 30 feet up a tree

Camano Denali

 

Richard/Susan Ambrose

USA

named after family cat - Denali

Camano Pugsley

 

Richard/Susan Ambrose

USA

named after family cat -Pugsley

Camano Sitka

 

Richard/Susan Ambrose

USA

named after family cat - sitka

Camano Snuffles

 

Richard/Susan Ambrose

USA

named after family cat - snuffles

Candle In The Wind

 

Maurice White

UK

from song at Princess Diana's funeral

Candy Beauty

I

   

sport of Mistill Beauty

Candy Cupid

 

B Cooper

UK

sport of Wootton cupid

Candy Hamilton Lillian

 

Alan Buller

UK

sport of Hamilton Lillian

Candy Keene

 

Terry Clarke

UK

sport of Reginald Keene

Candy Pastelle

     

sport of Grenidor Pastelle

Cantab Symbol

 

A G Ward

UK

sport of Symbol

Caproz Jerry Garcia

 

Arlene & Carl Probizanski (dahliadel)

USA

named after singer with The Grateful Dead group

Caproz John Lennon

 

Arlene & Carl Probizanski (dahliadel)

USA

named after member of Beatles group

Captain Kirk

 

Peter Cleaver

UK

named after Startrek captain of USS Enterprise

Carl Chilson

 

Les Connell

USA

Sport of Chilson's Pride

Carnford Supreme

 

George Brookes

UK

named after Carnford Road, Sheldon

Carol Ann S.

 

Richard Rejman

USA

named after raisers daughter

Carol Channing

 

Richard Rodewald

USA

named after stage star

Carol Newstead

 

Jack Newstead

C

named after raiser's daughter

Cascade Ken

 

Jim Thompson

UK

named after raisers father

Cascade Kitty

 

Jim Thompson

UK

named after raisers mother

Castle Drive

 

Roger W Turrell

UK

Named after one of his company's sites

Centenary Symbol

 

Terry Clarke

UK

sport of Symbol in NDS centenary year

Cesar Frank

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Belgian composer

Chabrier

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after French composer

Charles De Coster

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Belgian novelist

Charles Dickens

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after author

Charles Gounod

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after french composer

Charlie Dimmock

 

Ken E. Stock

UK

named after TV gardening presenter involved with "Break through Breast Cancer" charity

Charlie Kenwood

 

Charlie T Kenwood

UK

named after himself

Charlotte Bronte

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named afgter author

Charpentier

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after French composer

Cher Ami

II

Kevin Larkin

USA

named after their male borzoi dog

Chimborazo

 

John Crutchfield

UK

named after highest volcano in Ecuador

Chinmoy's Grace

     

sport of Grace Hay

Christie Elaine

 

Mrs Joan Matulick

AUS

sport of Barbara Elaine

Christie Galah

 

Mrs Joan Matulick

AUS

named after Galah Parrot of Australia

Christine Cresse

     

Sport of L'Ancresse

Cinnabar

II

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

combination of Bob Simon's favourite colour and one of favourite names

Claire Diane

 

David Gillam

UK

sport of Ruskin Diane

Claire Louise Kitchener

 

Ivor Kitchener

UK

daughter

Clare Lennart

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Dutch writer

Claud Debussey

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after French composer

Clearview Amber

 

Richard & Danielle Parshall

USA

named for colour

Clearview Arla

 

Richard & Danielle Parshall

USA

named after raisers mother

Clearview Arlene

 

Richard & Danielle Parshall

USA

named after raisers sister

Clearview David

 

Richard & Danielle Parshall

USA

named after oldest son

Clearview Irene

 

Richard & Danielle Parshall

USA

named after raisers grandmother

Clearview Magic

 

Richard & Danielle Parshall

USA

seedling from Magic Moment

Cloverdale

 

David Boyd

UK

lived in Cloverdale Gardens

Colonel W.M. Ogg

     

Sport of Major Ogg

Colwood Kiara

 

Jack Vandament

C

reaisers granddaughter

Colwood Scheri

 

Jack Vandament

C

raisers sister

Conan Doyle

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Scottish author

Connie Bartlam

 

Tom Mantle

UK

raisers daughter

Constantine

II

Roger W Turrell

UK

named after the village in Cornwall where it first flowered

Cora Collins

 

Harold Collins

USA

named after mother

Coral Jupiter

     

sport of Daleko Jupiter

Coral Masterpiece

     

Sport of Croydon Masterpiece

Coral Seal

     

sport of Mrs. Alfred B. Seal

Cottesmore

 

Titchard

UK

village near his nursery

Couperin

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after French composer

Coxwell Moonlight

 

M Greenaway

UK

sport of Eastwood moonlight

Cracklin Rosie

     

named after Neil Diamond song

Cream Alva's

 

Eric Machin

UK

sport of alva's supreme

Cream Capella

 

Vic Hardy

UK

sport of wandas capella

Cream Elegans

 

Barry Smith

UK

sport of lemon elegans

Cream Klankstad

 

Frank Taylor

UK

sport of klankstad Kerkrade

Cream Linda

 

M S Hall (Halls of Heddon)

UK

sport of lady linda

Cream Moonlight

     

sport of eastwood moonlight

Croydon Orange

 

Harry K Brand

AUS

Sport of Croydon Monarch

Cryfield Max

 

Fred Wilson

UK

named after ted edgars puissance horse

Cryfield Rosie

 

Fred Wilson

UK

raisers mother

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variety

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raiser

country

namesource

Dandapani Sport

     

sport of Dandapani

Daniel Defoe

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after English novelist

Danielle

I

Cappel

USA

named after granddaughter

Danum Chippy

 

Fred Oscroft

UK

raisers daughters dog

Danum Rhoda

 

Fred Oscroft

UK

raisers wife

Dave Charnley

 

R A Dadd

UK

named after boxer

Dave's Snip

 

David A Reid

UK

sport of Snip

David Digweed

 

Barry Davies

UK

named after son of John Digweed

David Shaw

 

Kenny Shaw

UK

named after raiser's son

De Cervantes

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Spanish writer

De Falla

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Spanish composer

De Sarasate

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Spanish composer

Deanna Durbin

I

N J van Oosten

NL

named after film star

Deanna Durbin

II

   

named after film star

Deborah's Kiwi

 

A Hick

UK

sport of kiwi gloria

Debra Ann Craven

 

Alex Craven

UK

raisers daughter

Dedham

 

Terry Clarke

UK

village near raisers home

Deirdre Mooney

 

John Mooney

C

raiser's daughter

Delibes

II

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after French composer

Demi Schneider

 

Ivor Kitchener

UK

raiser's elder daughter

Desert Glow

 

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named for its colour

Detroit 250

     

in honour of 250th anniversary of Detroit

Devin's Delight

 

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named after first grandson who sadly died of cancer aged 18 months

Diane Nelson

 

Ron Nelson

UK

raisers daughter

Dikara Kelly

 

Roy Rogers

UK

raisers granddaughter

Dikara Midnight

 

Roy Rogers

UK

based on very dark colour

Dinah Shore

I

R Paul Comstock

USA

named after actress

Dinah Shore

II

D Bruidegom

NL

named after actress

Don Hill

 

David A Reid

UK

well respected collerette grower who died in 2003

Donizette

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Italian composer

Doris Knight

 

Brian Knight

UK

Sport of Doris Day

Dusty Daydream

I

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named after Dusty, a friend of Cory Wynne

Dvorak

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Czech composer

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variety

version

raiser

country

namesource

Eastwood Moonlight

 

John A Sharp

UK

yellow colour of bloom

Eastwood Pinky

 

John A Sharp

UK

pink colour of bloom

Ebbw Vale Festival

 

David A Reid

UK

for garden festival at Ebbw Vale

Ed Lloyd

 

Jan G Ballego and sons

NL

president of ADS

Edgar A. Guest

     

New Baltimore, Michigan local celebrity

Edgar Allan Poe

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after US writer and poet

Edgar Wallace

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after English thriller writer

Edinburgh

 

Dobbies Ltd

UK

capital of Scotland

Edith Jones

 

Ivor Kitchener

UK

raiser's mother in law

Eduard Strauss

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Austrian composer

Egyptian Sun

 

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named by grandson Kyle who loved all things Egyptian

Elgar

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after English composer

Elizabeth Hammett

 

Keith R W Hammett

NZ

named after family goat

Elizabeth Rethberg

     

Named for the Metropolitan Opera Star

Emile Zola

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after French novelist

Emma's Coronet

 

John Digweed

UK

sport of amgard coronet, named after raisers daughter

Erich Kastner

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after German author

Erich Mooney

 

John Mooney

C

named after Erich Barth, a friend who died of cancer in 1997

Ernest Hemmingway

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after author

Ernest Pitt

 

A.T. Barnes

UK

named after friend in Bedford and editor of NDS publications

Ernie Pitt

 

Terry Clarke

UK

named after editor of NDS Publications

Essex Chronicle

     

named after newspaper

Estelle Wilson

 

Ken E. Stock

UK

named after southers area representative of Tenovus cancer charity

Esther Williams

I

van de Zwet

 

named after film star

Eunice Arrigo

 

John Southall

UK

named after sister

Evening Mail

 

George Brookes

UK

named after the Birmingham newspaper

Evita

II

Norman W Lewis

UK

named after musical

Exton

I

Titchard

UK

village near his nursery

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F. Viana

 

Harry Viana

SA

named after Fred Viana, father of raiser

Faure

I

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after French composer

Feisty Freda

 

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named after Walt's mother

Felida Bride

 

Eric Toedtli

USA

expected to be wanted for weddings

Felix Timmermans

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Flemish writer and painter

Fleur Mountjoy

 

Ivor Kitchener

UK

Sue Mountjoy's younger daughter

Florence Nightingale

 

J de Ruyter

NL

named after nurse in Crimean war

Fontmell Irene

 

Bob Hendley

UK

named after irene, wife of Ken Stock

Forth Bridge

 

Dobbies Ltd

UK

named after famous bridge in Scotland

Frances Farr

 

George Brookes

UK

named after friend's wife

Francis Larocca Improved

     

sport of Francis Larocca

Frank Kafka

     

named after czech author

Franlyn Festival

 

J Swanton

UK

sport holland festival

Frans van Mieris

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Dutch painter

Franz Kafka

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after czech author

Fred Trueman

 

not known

 

for England cricketer

Freestyle

 

Eddie Durrant

UK

named after swimming stroke

Friedrich Wagschal

 

Rolf F Wagschal

D

named for grower's father

Fritz Reuter

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after German novelist

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Garden Festival

 

David A Reid

UK

named for garden festival at Gateshead

Garden Glow

 

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

the name seemed to fit the flower in a brainstorming session

Gateshead Festival

 

R F Howes

UK

re-named for garden festival at Gateshead - (was peach melba)

General de Gaulle

 

Lemaire

 

named after French WWII general, later President of France

Geoffrey Kent

 

Dave Kent

UK

raisers father

George Burns

     

named after veteran comedian

George Elliott

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after English novelist

George Simenon

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Belgian crime writer

Gerard Dou

I

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Dutch painter

Gerard Walschap

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Flemish author

Gershwin

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after US composer

Gertrude Lawrence

 

Ballay-Success (Ballay Dahlia Gardens)

USA

named after stage star

Gill's Pastelle

 

John Newman

UK

sport of grenidor pastelle

Gilwood Violet

 

Terry Gillam

UK

sport of willos violet

Gilwood Zorro

 

Terry Gillam

UK

sport of Zorro

Ginger Rogers

     

named after film star

Gipsy Smith

     

Sport of Gipsy Girl

Glazounow

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after composer

Glenn Hoddle

 

Peter Cleaver

UK

named after Tottenham Hotspurs footballer

Glinka

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Russian composer

Global Beauty

 

Jack Almand

USA

Sport of Purple Globe

Glyndebourne

 

Hackenden Nurseries

UK

named after town of Glyndebourne operas

Golda Meir

 

Lloyd Erikson

USA

named after former Israeli Prime Minister

Golden Aura

 

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named for the colour

Golden Doris

     

Sport of Bronze Doris

Golden Symbol

 

Eric A Payne

UK

sport of Symbol

Graham Greene

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after British Author

Granite Falls

     

small town NE of Everett, Washington

Grenidor Doreen

 

John Carrington

UK

raiser's wife

Grieg

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Norwegian composer

Groucho Marx

 

R Paul Comstock

USA

named after famous comedian

Gulbransson

I

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Norwegian artist

Gwyneth

 

Ivor Jones

UK

named after granddaughter of finder of sport

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Hamilton Amanda

 

Glen Hamilton (Estate Brook Nurseries)

C

named after raiser's granddaughter

Hamilton Lillian

 

Glen Hamilton (Estate Brook Nurseries)

C

named after raisers wife

Hamilton Midnight

 

Glen Hamilton (Estate Brook Nurseries)

C

named for its very dark colour

Handel

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after German composer

Hannah Baker

 

Steve Nowotarski

USA

Named after his granddaughter

Harlow Car

 

Joe Barwise

UK

RHS gardens near Harrogate, Yorkshire, England

Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after US author

Harry Ramsden

 

Fred Oscroft

UK

friend of raiser, owned a famous string of chip shops

Hatfield's Climax

 

R M Hatfield

UK

sport of Kidd's Climax

Heather Jones

 

David A Reid

UK

named for lady who does his housekeeping

Heinrich Boll

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after German novelist

Heinrich Heine

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after German poet

Helen Shapiro

 

George Brookes

UK

named after singer of 1960's

Helen's Alvin Sr

 

Helen Bair

USA

helens first husband who passed away in 1965

Helen's Big Doug

 

Helen Bair

USA

named after her son Douglas Gleen

Helen's Carl Oscare

 

Helen Bair

USA

Helen's father

Helen's Clarie's

 

Helen Bair

USA

Helen's mother in law

Helen's Dallas

 

Helen Bair

USA

Helen's brother in law

Helen's Katherine Helen

 

Helen Bair

USA

named after herself

Helen's Leg Horn

 

Helen Bair

USA

named after a type of chicken

Helen's Little Boy

 

Helen Bair

USA

named after a little boy

Helen's Little Orange

 

Helen Bair

USA

named after colour

Helen's Mary

 

Helen Bair

USA

named after Helen's daughter

Helen's Norma Jean

 

Helen Bair

USA

named after Helen's sister

Helen's Onella

 

Helen Bair

USA

named after children's great grandma

Helen's Sara

 

Helen Bair

USA

Helen's granddaughter who is nearly blind

Helen's Stephanie

 

Helen Bair

USA

Helen's granddaughter, Sara's sister, also nearly blind

Helen's Surething

 

Helen Bair

USA

just keeps going, so a sure thing

Helen's Sweetheart

 

Helen Bair

USA

looks like a sweet heart

Helen's Wedding Bells

 

Helen Bair

USA

ideal for a wedding

Helen's White Waterlily

 

Helen Bair

USA

a good flower for hot countries

Henrik Ibsen

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

namedafter author

Herbstfackel

     

tran:Autumn Torch

Herbstfeuer

II

   

tran: Autumn Fire

Herbstfreude

III

Rolf F Wagschal

D

tran: Autumn Joy

Herbstgabe

 

Gerrit H Lammerse

NL

tran: Autumn Gift

Herbstgeschenk

     

tran: Autumn Gift

Herbstgold

I

Wolf

D

tran: Autumn Gold

Herbstkonigin

     

tran:Autumn Queen

Herbstrubin

     

tran:Autumn Ruby

Herbstschmuck

     

tran:Autumn Decoration

Herbstschöne

     

tran:Autumn Beauty

Herbstsonne

I

   

tran: Autumn Sun

Herbststolz

     

tran: Autumn Pride

Herbstwunder

     

tran:Autumn Wonder

Herbstzauber

I

   

tran:Autumn Charm

Herbstzauber

II

   

tran:Autumn Charm

Hickling Broad

 

Cyril A Piper&co

UK

"lake" in Norfolk Broads, Englnad

Highlighter

 

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named after coloured hy-liter being used on a picture by grandson Kyle (at his suggestion)

Hillcrest Chelsey

 

Les Jackson

UK

named after granddaughter

Hillcrest Hannah

 

Les Jackson

UK

raisers granddaughter

Hillcrest Heights

 

Les Jackson

UK

Named after Heights mine, source of greenish gemstone

Hillcrest Hillton

 

Les Jackson

UK

Named after hillton mine, source of yellow gem stone

Hillcrest Jessica

 

Les Jackson

UK

raisers granddaughter

Hillcrest Trueform

 

Les Jackson

UK

petal form is true decorative form

Hindensmith

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after German composer

Hollyhill Pagoda

 

Ted (Ken) & Margaret Kennedy

USA

named after shape when fully open

Honegger

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Swiss composer

Honeymoon Dress

 

R Les Jones

UK

colour of princess diana's dress at wedding

Horst Athalie

 

Jon Wheatley

UK

sport of athalie, named after German friend

Hugo Wolf

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Austrian composer

Hy Abalone

 

Wayne Holland

C

white with pearl blends like the shell

Hy Bill D.

 

Wayne Holland

C

named after late Bill Dungan

Hy Bishop

 

Wayne Holland

C

in bishops robe colours

Hy Bullion

 

Wayne Holland

C

colour of gold bullion

Hy C

 

Wayne Holland

C

sport of Alpen Bob, which was sport of Alfred C

Hy Casbah

 

Wayne Holland

C

in opulent Moroccan colours

Hy Charm

 

Wayne Holland

C

visitor called it charming

Hy Clown

 

Wayne Holland

C

colours like painted face of a clown

Hy Cutter

 

Wayne Holland

C

good cut flower attributes

Hy Darcy

 

Wayne Holland

C

named after wife's father

Hy Enid

 

Wayne Holland

C

named after wife's mother

Hy Fashion

 

Wayne Holland

C

cute and clever name

Hy Finesse

 

Wayne Holland

C

pastel colours that merge with finesse

Hy Fire

 

Wayne Holland

C

bright red ball of fire

Hy Harry

 

Wayne Holland

C

hirsute stems, but changed name to harry instead of hairy

Hy Heart

 

Wayne Holland

C

small red dec

Hy Lace

 

Wayne Holland

C

each petal notched to give a lace outline

Hy Lobster

 

Wayne Holland

C

petals look like lobster claws.

Hy Lustre

 

Wayne Holland

C

Named by a friend at its first time on the show bench.

Hy Maize

 

Wayne Holland

C

corn coloured ball

Hy Mallow

 

Wayne Holland

C

mallow purple ball

Hy Michelle

 

Wayne Holland

C

for a niece who chose it.

Hy Miriam

 

Wayne Holland

C

named after wife's aunt

Hy MOAB

 

Wayne Holland

C

"Mother Of All Blooms"

Hy Mom

 

Wayne Holland

C

for his late Mom

Hy Murex

 

Wayne Holland

C

The Murex snail of ancient Phoenicia produced the rarest of purple

dyes know in those days

Hy Myst

 

Wayne Holland

C

smoky lav, with darker variegations.

Hy Nadirah

 

Wayne Holland

C

named for wife of a muslim friend

Hy Nanaimo

 

Wayne Holland

C

best seedling at a show in Nanaimo.

Hy Nugget

 

Wayne Holland

C

yellow ball like nugget

Hy Patti

 

Wayne Holland

C

named after raisers wife

Hy Pimento

 

Wayne Holland

C

yellow variegated red. Pepper colours

Hy Plum

 

Wayne Holland

C

in smoky red purple.

Hy Plush

 

Wayne Holland

C

violet velvet.

Hy Rajah

 

Wayne Holland

C

in rich autumn shades

Hy Robe

 

Wayne Holland

C

Rosy chocolate purple

Hy Rosa

 

Wayne Holland

C

selected on trial by its namesake.

Hy Rudy B.

 

Wayne Holland

C

for the late Rudy Butula, a good friend.

Hy Russett

 

Wayne Holland

C

bronze double orchid.

Hy Saffron

 

Wayne Holland

C

in oversaturated, "hurt your eyes" yellow.

Hy Scent

 

Wayne Holland

C

scented Orchid

Hy Scotch

 

Wayne Holland

C

glistens with that amber liquids lure.

Hy Shy

 

Wayne Holland

C

Concept of blushing = shy.

Hy Sockeye

 

Wayne Holland

C

red colour

Hy Tabu

 

Wayne Holland

C

dark dark red

Hy Totem

 

Wayne Holland

C

tall yellow, like a totem pole

Hy Trio

 

Wayne Holland

C

three coloured

Hy Vanessa

 

Wayne Holland

C

named after Vanessa Williams of "Kiss of the Spider Woman"

Hy Watercolour

 

Wayne Holland

C

lilacs and purples that bleed to make each

petal unique.

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variety

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Ike

 

Nick Koenig & Sons

USA

nickname of WWII American General Eisenhower in Europe

Inca Barbarella

 

George Brookes

UK

named after film "barbarella"

Inca Barra

 

George Brookes

UK

Island of Scottish Coast

Inca Blaze

 

George Brookes

UK

flame colour

Inca Breda

 

George Brookes

UK

island of Scottish Coast

Inca Dambuster

 

George Brookes

UK

named after the Dambuster squadron in WW2

Inca Gordon

 

George Brookes

UK

named after friend - Gordon Cox

Inca Pathfinder

 

George Brookes

UK

named after RAF flyers in World War two

Inca Ruby Wedding

 

George Brookes

UK

named for raisers Ruby Wedding

Inca Solidarity

 

George Brookes

UK

named in honour of Polish union (society meet at Birmingham Polish Club)

Inca Vanguard

 

George Brookes

UK

named after Royal Navy ship

Inca Vulcan

 

George Brookes

UK

named after bomber

Irene Cox

 

George Brookes

UK

wife of friend

Isabelle Miller

     

Named for Mrs. Swezey's Mother

Ivor's Dream

 

Ivor Kitchener

UK

named after Ivor (Kitchener)

Ivor's Rhonda

 

Ivor Jones

UK

sport of rhonda, named after raiser

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Jack London

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after US author

Jackie Magson

 

Bill (W E) Mark

UK

raisers granddaughter

Jacob de Ruysdael

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Dutch painter

Jacquie Hurst

 

Ivor Kitchener

UK

raisers friend in Finchley

Jake's Coronet

 

Jack J R Gott

UK

sport of amgard coronet, named after grandson Jake Taylor

Jaldec American

 

Derek Hewlett

UK

sport of go american

James Mason

 

Kevin Sherlock

NZ

named after film actor

Jan van Goyen

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Dutch painter

Janacek

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Czech composer

Jane Lausche

 

E J Wind (Rocky River)

USA

Named for Wife of Governor of Ohio

Janet Howell

 

Ivor Kitchener

UK

named after raisers cousin

Jean Bailiss

 

David A Reid

UK

named after next door neighbour

Jean Murray

 

G Webster

UK

named after sister in law

Jean Shaw

 

Kenny Shaw

UK

named after raisers late wife

Jeanette Carter

 

Eric Carter

UK

named after wife

Jeanne d'Arc

 

Vilmorin

F

named after Joan of Arc

Jeannie Leroux

 

L Steenfott

USA

named after Jeannie, wife of Gordie Leroux

Jennie

III

Phil Traff

USA

named after raiser's mother

Jenny Smith

 

Ivor Kitchener

UK

raiser's cousin's wife

Jerome Kern

 

not known

 

named after song composer

Jessica E.

 

Cappel

USA

named after granddaughter

Jimmy Dickinson

 

Paulsgrove Nurseries

UK

named after famous England footballer

Jo Lister

 

Ivor Kitchener

UK

named after raisers cousin

Joan Walker

 

Jake Walker

UK

named after raisers wife

Johannes Vermeer

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Dutch painter

John Prior

 

Bert Wiseman

UK

named after friend at work

John William

 

Cappel

USA

named after grandson

John's Keene

     

sport of Reginald Keene

Jonathan Swift

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Irish author

Jorja

 

Phil Traff

USA

named after raisers cousin

Josef Israels

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Dutch painter

Josephine Z.

 

John Zatkovich

USA

named after family member

Joy Bennett

 

Tom Mantle

UK

named after daughter

Joyce Anne

 

Ben Ward

UK

named after mother

Judy Tregidden

 

Ivor Kitchener

UK

friend of raiser from Finchley,her husband was head of graphics & design for BBC

Jules Verne

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after French author

Julia Catchpole

 

Ken E. Stock

UK

named after lady who started raisers cancer charity work for Tenovus

Julia Marguerite

 

Eric Carter

UK

raisers wife

Juri Gagarin

 

N L Chrestensen Gmb

D

named after first man in space

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Kaka Cyrella

 

Elaine J Fenton

NZ

from Cyr(il) and (St)ella Higgo

Kaka Eljoy

 

Elaine J Fenton

NZ

EL(aines) JOY

Kaka Neil

 

Elaine J Fenton

NZ

named after son

Kaka Phil

 

Elaine J Fenton

NZ

named for husband

Karen Anne

 

Cappel

USA

named after granddaughter

Karenglen

 

Gerry R Woolcock

UK

grandaughter of landowner where dahlias grown, Karen married Glen

Karin de Jong

     

named after Belgian beauty queen

Karl Capek

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Czech playwright

Karl May

I

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after German author

Katahdin

     

for Mt. Katahdin (Maine)

Katchatourian

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after composer

Kate Mountjoy

 

Ivor Kitchener

UK

Sue Mountjoy's older daughter

Kate's Pastelle

     

sport of grenidor pastelle

Katherine Craven

 

Alex Craven

UK

raisers wife

Kathleen Ferrier

 

J de Ruyter

NL

named after opera singer

Kathleen's Alliance

 

Mrs Kathleen Davison

UK

sport of shirley alliance

Kathryn's Cupid

 

C N Gregory

USA

sport of wootton cupid

Kay Francis

 

not known

 

named after actress and singer from 1929-1946

Kayleigh Spiller

 

Ivor Kitchener

UK

raisers step granddaughter

Keewatin Flame

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

flame coloured flowers

Keewatin Gold

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

the orange of the ball shone like gold

Keewatin Pioneer

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

Keewatin & Kenora are towns in the middle of nowhere, the boonies where the pioneers settled

Keewatin Special

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

The varuety felt very special

Keewatin Sunsprite

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

like little nymphs or sunsprites

Keith's Choice

 

Les Connell

USA

chosen by keith hammett in seedling bed

Kelsea Carla

 

Tony Hindle

UK

Carla is raiser's daughter, Kelsea is house name

Kennemerland

 

Cor Geerlings

NL

area near Heemstede

Kenora Amethyst

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

Jeannie's (wife) favourite colour is purple and they dug and collected amethyst

Kenora Canada

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

Kenora Canada was logo on souvenirs of Kenora's Bi-centennial

Kenora Carousel

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

colours and brightness reninded him of a carousel

Kenora Challenger

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

named in honour of space shuttle Challenger that crashed in 1986 with loss of all crew including a teacher, Jeannie's profession

Kenora Christmas

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

a Christmas Ball in colour and shape

Kenora Clyde

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

named after Clyde Chappell, a very tall texan who grew dahlias

Kenora Dazzler

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

named for its dazzling colour

Kenora Elizabeth

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

raiser's great niece

Kenora Fireball

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

golden colour deep inside each floret made this ball glow like fire

Kenora Firefighter

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

Neice's husband is a firefighter, who liked this red bloom, so named in honour of all firefighters

Kenora Frills

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

laciniates made lacy, frilly edges

Kenora Irene

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

named for Gordie's half sister

Kenora Jubilee

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

in honour of the Jubilee Year declared by the Cathlic Church in 2001

Kenora Kaleidoscope

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

looked like the vision in a keleidoscope

Kenora Lisa

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

named for niece who grew up in California and now lives in Wisconsin

Kenora Macop-B

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

Initials of drugs used in chemotherapy treatment to cure him of lymphoma

Kenora Majestic

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

Bloom looked majestic

Kenora Moonbeam

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

colour of a moonbeam

Kenora Ontario

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

named aftere Gordie's birthplace

Kenora Passion

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

named by Gordie

Kenora Petite

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

very small and delicate, so petite

Kenora Sensation

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

sensational bloom!

Kenora Spirit

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

the laciniated petals looked like dove wings, so called spirit after "the Holy Spirit"

Kenora Sunburst

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

blloms just burst out of buds

Kenora Sunset

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

colour of sunset

Kenora Superb

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

a suerb seedling

Kenora Tonya

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

named after neice

Kenora Valentine

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

big red and round, remindeng raisers of a Valentine

Kenora Wildfire

 

Gordon Leroux

USA

named after a song called wildfire

Kerry Newstead

 

Jack Newstead

C

named after raiser's son

Kettering

 

John Allely

UK

Town where he llives

Kim Baker

I

Steve Nowotarski

USA

named after his granddaughter

Kim Marie

 

Jack Vandament

C

raisers daughter

King Soccer

 

D Bruidegom

NL

named after Pele, the footballer

Kingsthorpe

 

Don Brawn

UK

district of Northampton, UK where he lived

Kochelsee

 

R W (Dick) McCann

NZ

named after sea shell

Kodaly

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Hungarian composer

Kristina Marie

 

Jack Vandament

C

raisers granddaughter

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L. A. T. E.

 

Tom Cleghorn

UK

named after daughter (Lisa Ann Tuton) who was usually late

La Corbierre

 

Norman Flint

UK

bay in Channel Islands

Lady Barnett

     

named after TV personality

Lady Kerkrade

 

David Walker

UK

sport of klankstad kerkrade

Lady Linda

 

Norman W Lewis

UK

named after raisers daughter

Lalo

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after French composer

L'Ancresse

 

Norman Flint

UK

place in channel islands

Laura Marie

 

Norman W Lewis

UK

named after raisers granddaughter

Laurence Fisher

 

Dr J M Fisher

UK

named after raiser

Lauren's Moonlight

 

Fred Wagstaff

UK

sport of eastwood moonlight

Lavender Athalie

 

Tim Dale

UK

sport of athalie

Lavender Freestyle

 

Ed Corning

USA

sport of freestyle

Lavender Leycett

     

sport of leycett

Lavender Nunton Harvest

 

not known

 

sport of nunton harvest

Lavender Symbol

 

not known

 

sport of Symbol

Le Vonne Splinter

 

R Paul Comstock

USA

named after lady dahlia grower

Leamington Spa

 

Cor Geerlings

NL

named after town in midlands of England

Lemon Chester

     

sport of lindas chester

Lemon Emmerdale

     

sport of emmerdale

Lemon Hornsey

 

not known

 

sport of frank hornsey

Lemon Symbol

 

Alf Rogers

UK

sport of Symbol

Leoncavello

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Italian composer

Lesley Garrett

 

Maurice White

UK

named after doncaster opera singer

Lessing

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after British author

Leycett

 

Tom Bebbington

UK

named after village in Staffordshire, near stoke on trent

Light Minx

 

Neil Pratt

UK

minx sport

Lilac Athalie

 

Bert Wiseman

UK

sport of athalie

Linda's Chester

 

Jim Watson

UK

sport of paul chester

Linda's Diane

 

andy owens

UK

sport of ruskin diane

Lipstick

I

Dave Kent

UK

named for lipstick colour of petal tips

Liszt

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Hungarian composer

Locatelli

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Italian composer

Lon B.

 

Barry/Mary Willoughby

C

named for his son

Lortzing

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after German opera composer

Louis Couperus

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Dutch novelist

Lupin Britain

 

Willard Morin (TLC Gardens)

USA

named after grandson

Lupin Isabell

 

Willard Morin (TLC Gardens)

USA

named after raisers mother

Lupin Joseph

 

Willard Morin (TLC Gardens)

USA

named after raisers father

Lupin Tori

 

Bonnie Jones-Morin

USA

named after her smallest great grandchild

Lyddington

 

Titchard

UK

village near his nursery

Lynn Clark

 

John Clark

UK

named after raisers daughter

Lynn Slight

 

S McClaren

USA

named after lady on Solana Beach, Calif

Lynsey Murray

 

G Webster

UK

named after great niece

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variety

version

raiser

country

namesource

Magenta Magic

II

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named after the colour

Maggie Austin

 

Ken E. Stock

UK

Named after raiser's grandmother Margaret Catherine Muncer who was born in Cork in Southern Ireland.

Maisie Mooney

 

John Mooney

C

raiser's mother

Majestic Athalie

     

sport of athalie

Majestic Kerkrade

 

Prof Herbert H Hadow

USA

sport of klankstad kerkrade

Majjas Symbol

 

P A Dawson

UK

sport of Symbol

Malvern Martha

 

Bryan Warriner

UK

granddaughter martha clark lives in Malvern, Worcs, UK

Man's Sassie

 

Larry Manwell

USA

named after Sassie Manwell

Manton

 

Titchard

UK

village near his nursery

Marcy Lynn

 

Jack Vandament

C

raisers daughter

Margaret Brookes

 

George Brookes

UK

named after raiser's wife

Margie

II

Eddie Durrant

UK

named after raiser's wife

Marilyn Dale

 

Mollineaux

UK

named after raisers granddaughter

Marion Storer

 

Roger W Turrell

UK

named after mother

Marjorie J.L.

 

Roger W Turrell

UK

named after owner of garden where dahlias are grown

Marlene Joy

 

L Steenfott

USA

named after raiser's daughter

Martin Turner

 

R Neville Weekes

UK

named after NDS Northern Committee vice chairman

Mary Ann

I

Ben Ward

UK

named after his mother

Mary Crichton

 

Roger W Turrell

UK

named after mother in law

Mary Karen Z.

 

John Zatkovich

USA

named after family member

Mary Magson

 

Bill (W E) Mark

UK

named after granddaughter

Mary's Jomanda

 

D G Houghton

UK

sport of jomanda

Mascagni

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Italian composer

Mascot Maya

 

Sam Mellen

UK

mascot was father's nickname

Massenet

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after French composer

Master Alan

 

Norman W Lewis

UK

named after raisers son

Match

I

Arthur J Hindry

SA

each petal looks like a match

Mathew Alan

 

Nick Gitts (Swan Island Dahlias)

USA

named after first grandson

Maureen Connolly

 

R Paul Comstock

USA

named after tennis player - Little Mo

Maureen Kitchener

 

Ivor Kitchener

UK

raisers wife

Max Brod

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Czech-born Austrian writer

Max Reger

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after German composer

Meadowsweet

 

Titchard

UK

name of his nursery

Menai Strait

 

George Brookes

UK

named after water between North Wales and Anglesey

Mendelsohn

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after German composer

Merriwell

 

Robin Morris

UK

named after Meriden and Berkswell villages near raisers home

Meyerheer

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after composer

Michael J.

 

Cappel

USA

named after grandson

Mickey Mouse

I

not known

 

named after Walt Disney cartoon mouse

Mickey Rooney

 

J de Ruyter

NL

named after film star

Midahl

 

George Brookes

UK

named after Midland Dahlia Society Annual

Midlands Jubilee

 

R Les Jones

UK

named for the 25th jubilee of Midlands Dahlia Society

Milhaud

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after French composer

Millocher

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Austrian composer

Millway

 

Golby

UK

name of road where nursery based

Milton J. Cross

 

Stanley Johnson (Pennypack Nursery)

USA

named after New York radio announcer

Minnie Mouse

 

Wallace McIllany

USA

named after Walt Disney cartoon mouse

Mish Mash

 

David Walker

UK

named for mixture of colours

Miss Edith Cavell

 

D Bruidegom

NL

named after famous nurse in WW1

Misterton

 

Roger W Turrell

UK

Named after one of his company's sites

Miyako-bijin

 

Yusaku Konishi

J

tran: city beauty

Model 999

     

Named for Henry Ford's first racing car on his 75th birthday

Momo Mangetsu

 

Yusaku Konishi

J

tran: peach full moon

Monteverdi

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Italian composer

Moonlight Sonata

II

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named after Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata,played at a concert where variety first displayed.

Moor Place

 

Alan Newnham

UK

named after hotel near London

Murrayfield

 

Dobbies Ltd

UK

named after Scotland's Rugby ground

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variety

version

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country

namesource

Nan Kyoku Koh

     

tran: aurora australis; the southern lights

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variety

version

raiser

country

namesource

Olympische Fackel

     

tran:Olympic Torch

Olympische Gold

     

tran:Olympic Gold

Omar Khayyam

     

named after Persian writer

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variety

version

raiser

country

namesource

Peaches Pastelle

     

sport of grenidor pastelle

Pearl Sharowean

     

sport of sharowean pride

Pink Brandaris

     

sport of brandaris

Pink Carol

     

sport of minley carol

Pink Daily Mail

     

sport Daily Mail

Pink Gay Mini

     

sport of gay mini

Pink Katisha

     

sport of katisha

Pink Preference

     

sport of preference

Pink Robin Hood

     

sport of robin hood

Pink Thistle

     

sport thistle

Plum Surprise

     

sport of willo's surprise

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version

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variety

version

raiser

country

namesource

Robert L. Ripley

II

   

named after author

Rose Jupiter

     

sport of daleko jupiter

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variety

version

raiser

country

namesource

Sakura No Sono

     

tran: the garden of cherry blossom

Salmon Hornsey

     

sport of frank hornsey

Salmon Impact

     

sport of wootton impact

Salmon Kokarde

     

sport of schweitzers kokarde

Skylon

I

   

named after construction at Festival of Britain 1951

Soliel d'Octobre

     

Trans: OCTOBER SUN

Sonnenbraut

I

   

tran: Sun Bride

Sonnenglut

     

tran: Sun Glow

Sonnengold

I

   

tran: Sun Gold

Sonnengott

     

tran:Sun God

Sonnenhut

     

tran:Sun Hat

Sonnenkonigin

I

   

tran:Sun Queen

Sonnenlicht

     

tran:Sun Light

Sonnenschein

II

   

tran:Sunshine

Sonnenstrahlen

     

tran: Sunbeams

Sonnenteppich

     

tran:Sun Carpet

Sonnenzauber

     

tran:Sun Charm

Sontags-kleid

     

tran:Sunday Clothes

Spencer Tracy

     

named after film star

Sternengold

     

tran:Star Gold

Sternschnuppe

     

tran: Meteor

Suikerbossie

     

Trans: "Sugarbush"

Sunny Jim Burch

     

Named for then Gov. of California

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variety

version

raiser

country

namesource

Tannenberg

     

tran: Fir Mountain

Tenovus

 

Ken E. Stock

UK

named after a Cancer Charity started in Wales

Thelma Clements

 

Les Wright

UK

named after raisers sister

Thomas

I

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after british composer

Thomas Mann

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after German author

Ti Amy

 

Brian D Buckley

NZ

named after granddaughter

Tiller Girl

 

clark

AUS

Tiller Girls were a troop of 12 dancers on UK TV in 50's and 60's

Timothy J.

 

Cappel

USA

named after grandson

Tohsuikyoh

 

K Ohta

J

tran: the state of intoxication

Tolstoj

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Russian author

Tom Yano

 

Robert Furrow

USA

named after ADS president

Trelawny

 

W L Dunn

UK

house name trelawny

Trelyn Kiwi

 

Roy Tudor

UK

sport of kiwi gloria

Trengrove Tauranga

 

Gerry R Woolcock

UK

named after mountain in new zealand

Tribune's City of Dartmouth

 

Joe La Pierre

C

for 250th birthday of City of Dartmouth

Tribune's City of Halifax

 

Joe La Pierre

C

for 250th birthday of City of Halifax

Tribune's Judy L.

 

Joe La Pierre

C

raiser's daughter

Tribune's Mary Moriarty

 

Joe La Pierre

C

named in memory of raisers mother

Tribune's Nancy

 

Joe La Pierre

C

raiser's daughter

Tribune's Samuel the Great

 

Joe La Pierre

C

named in memory of raiser's father

Tsuki Yori No Shisha

 

K Kumagai

J

tran:the messenger from the moon

Tui Apricot

 

Brian D Buckley

NZ

named for colour

Tui Brian

 

Brian D Buckley

NZ

named after himself

Tui Lemon

 

Brian D Buckley

NZ

named for colour

Tui Margaret

 

Brian D Buckley

NZ

named after wife

Tui Orange

 

Brian D Buckley

NZ

named for colour

Tui Rodney

 

Brian D Buckley

NZ

named after friend Margaret Rodney from Motherwell, Scotland

Tui Salmon

 

Brian D Buckley

NZ

named for colour

Tui Tangerine

 

Brian D Buckley

NZ

named for colour

Tui Verle

 

Brian D Buckley

NZ

named after friend who was ill

Tui White

 

Brian D Buckley

NZ

named for colour

Turf Moor

 

Joe Barwise

UK

name of football stadium in Burnley

Twiggy

 

Terry Clarke

UK

named after model and actress

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U

variety

version

raiser

country

namesource

Uppingham

 

Titchard

UK

county town of rutland, home of raisers nursery

Upton-Sinclair

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after American novelist

Usugesho

     

tran: light makeup

Uwe Seeler

 

Wilfried Bergerhoff

D

named after german footballer

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variety

version

raiser

country

namesource

Valeria

 

Phil Traff

USA

named after raiser's aunt, mother of Jorja

Valerie S.

 

Richard Rejman

USA

named after raisers grand daughter

Valja

     

,named for a Russian Astronaut

Vazon Bay

 

Norman Flint

UK

place in channel islands

Vera Baldwin

 

George Brookes

UK

named after wife of Birmingham Dahlia Society show secretary (Ken Baldwin)

Vera Lynn

 

Cor Geerlings

NL

named for WW II Forces Sweetheart

Vera's Elma

 

Geoff Gardener

UK

sport of elma e, vera was his wife

Versa

 

Madlyn Geisert

USA

Named after a friend in North Bend, Oregon

Vicki Murray

 

G Webster

UK

named after great niece

Vicky Baum

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after austrian born American novelist

Vicky Jackson

 

N Jackson

UK

sport of Vicky Crutchfield

Victor Hugo

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after French author

Viola R.

 

Richard Rejman

USA

named after raisers mother

Violet Davies

 

George Brookes

UK

named after secretary of midlands dahlia society

Vitesbode

     

Tran:Messenger of Peace

Von Flotow

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after german born French Composer

Von Gluck

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Austrian composer

Von Suppe

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after Austrian composer

Von Weber

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after German composer

Vonnie

 

John Brown (Brown&Such)

UK

named after John Brown's wife Vonnie

Voorzitter Dix

 

Cor Geerlings

NL

tran: President Dix

Voorzitter Jan Vroegop

 

Ohn W Siegrist

USA

tran: President Jan Vroegop

Voorzitter Oud

     

tran: President Oud

Voorzitter Riethorst

 

Jaarsma

 

tran: President Riethorst

Vredebode

     

Trans: Messenger of Peace

Vrystaat

     

Trans: "Free State"

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variety

version

raiser

country

namesource

W. J. N.

 

F Newbery

UK

named after father -William John Newbery

Waldteufel

 

D Maarse or K.jnr

NL

named after German composer

Warwick Town

 

George A Leedle

UK

named after home town

Wayne's First

 

Wayne Lobaugh

USA

first variety he raised

Weisser Stern

     

tran: White Star

Wendy

III

Norman W Lewis

UK

named after raisers daughter in law

Wendy's Place

 

P Maughan

UK

sport of moor place, named after raisers wife

Weston Forge

 

Tom E McLelland

UK

had stems like iron rods

Whale's Rhonda

 

Albert Whale

UK

sport of rhonda

Whalley

 

Joe Barwise

UK

Town near Burnley Lancs, UK

White Albin

     

Sport of JAMES ALBIN

White Alloway Cottage

     

sport of Alloway Cottage

White Alva's

 

Jim Mills

UK

sport of alva's supreme

White Ballerina

 

Barbara Wilde

NZ

sport of bracken ballerina

White Cameo

 

Graham Carey

UK

sport of cameo

White Charlie Two

 

Eileen Kinvig

UK

sport of charlie two

White Hornsey

     

sport of frank hornsey

White Katrina

 

Eric A Payne

UK

sport of hamari katrina

White Keene

 

K Clarke

UK

sport of reginald keene

White Klankstad

 

John Manson

UK

sport of klankstad Kerkrade

White Linda

 

Bill (W E) Mark

UK

sport of lady linda

White Marc

     

sport of monk marc

White Margaret Anne

     

sport of margaret anne

White Merriwell

     

sport of merriwell

White Moonlight

 

Len L J Mace

UK

sport of eastwood moonlight

White Nettie

 

Brian Caswell

UK

sport of nettie

White Pastelle

 

Graham Deacon

UK

sport of grenidor pastelle

White Polventon

 

J A Boone

UK

sport of polventon supreme

White Rustig

 

Terry Clarke

UK

sport of rustig

White Vidal Rhapsody

     

sport of vidal rhapsody

William 'B'

 

Tom Bebbington

UK

named after father

William Gregory

 

Tim Dale

UK

sport from Diane Gregory

Wing

 

Titchard

UK

village near his nursery

Winholme Diane

 

Maurice White

UK

sport of ruskin diane

Winkie Ann

 

J Menzel

AUS

named after raisers wife

Wisemark

 

Bill (W E) Mark

UK

named after (Bert )Wise(man and Bill )Mark

Wootton Audrey

 

R Les Jones

UK

named after raiser's wife

Wootton Court

 

R Les Jones

UK

named after local hotel

Wroxham Broad

 

Cyril A Piper&co

UK

named after lake (Broad) in Norfolk UK

Wyn's Aztec Gold

II

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named by grandson Kyle who loved ancient civilisations

Wyn's Cinnabar

II

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

combination of Bob Simon's favourite colour and one of favourite names

Wyn's Delta Frank

 

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named for Frank Snell of Delta dahlias

Wyn's Desert Glow

 

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named for its colour

Wyn's Devin's Delight

 

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named after first grandson who sadly died of cancer aged 18 months

Wyn's Dusty Daydream

I

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named after Dusty, a friend of Cory Wynne

Wyn's Egyptian Sun

 

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named by grandson Kyle who loved all things Egyptian

Wyn's Farmer John

 

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named after Walt Wynnes father

Wyn's Feisty Freda

 

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named after Walt's mother

Wyn's Garden Glow

 

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

the name seemed to fit the flower in a brainstorming session

Wyn's Golden Aura

 

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named for the colour

Wyn's Highlighter

 

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named after coloured hy-liter being used on a picture by grandson Kyle (at his suggestion)

Wyn's Magenta Magic

II

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named after the colour

Wyn's Moonlight Sonata

II

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named after Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata,played at a concert where variety first displayed.

Wyn's N. E. W. Pastel

 

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named after raisers daughter (Natalie Ellen Wynne) who didn't want it top be called Natalie

Wyn's Peach Sorbet

 

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named for its colour

Wyn's Pink Chiffon

 

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named after the colour

Wyn's Pretty in Pink

II

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named by daughter after seeing film "Pretty in Pink", it's pink and pretty!

Wyn's Pure Magic

 

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

the name seemed to fit the flower in a brainstorming session

Wyn's Scorpion

 

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

reminded grandson Kyle of the scorpions he used to see in Arizona

Wyn's Sedona Sunset

 

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named after the colours of the magical Sedona Redrock which it matched

Wyn's Simon's Honor

 

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

red giants were the late Bob Simon's favourites. This was named in his honour

Wyn's Solar Flare

II

Walt and Cory Wynne

USA

named after the colour

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variety

version

raiser

country

namesource

Yamabiraki

 

Yusaku Konishi

J

tran: the beginning of the mountaineering season

Yama-no-yobigoe

 

Yusaku Konishi

J

tran: the call from the mountain

Yellow Frank Hornsey

 

Ivor S Lewis

UK

sport of frank hornsey

Yellow Galator

 

John Ashwood

UK

sport of golden galator

Yellow Giraffe

     

sport of giraffe

Yellow Hamari Gold

 

not known

 

sport of hamari gold

Yellow Hornsey

 

Ivor S Lewis

UK

sport of Frank Hornsey

Yellow Impact

 

David A Reid

UK

sport of golden impact

Yellow Kerkrade

     

sport of klankstad kerkrade

Yellow Linda's Chester

 

Bob Porter

UK

sport of linda's chester

Yellow Respectable

     

sport of respectable

Yellow Respectable

     

sport of respectable

Yellow Symbol

 

R F Howes

UK

sport of Symbol

Yellow Walter Hardisty

     

sport of walter hardisty

Yma Sumac

 

George Brookes

UK

named after singer from Peru

Yoro Kobi

     

tran: delight

Yoru-no-hikari

 

Yusaku Konishi

J

tran: moonlight

Yoru-no-shiranami

 

Yusaku Konishi

J

tran: white wave in the night

Young Ian

 

George Brookes

UK

named after Ian Cox - son of Birmingham Dahlia grower (Bunny Cox)

Yukiguni Dayori

 

Yusaku Konishi

J

tran: letter from snowy country

Yume-yama-zakura

 

Yusaku Konishi

J

tran: dream hill cherry blossom

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variety

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namesource

Zlatä Kaplicka

     

Trans: Little Golden Butterfly,also name of National Theater, Prague

Zluty Jesek

     

Trans: Yellow Hedgehog

Zorro

 

Madlyn Geisert

USA

Zorro was popular at the time the variety was raised

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