THE GROWING WORLD OF DAHLIAS
Fimbriated dahlias have blooms where the tips of the ray florets should be evenly split or notched into two or more divisions, uniformly throughout the bloom to create a fringed overall effect. The petals may be flat, involute, revolute, straight, incurving or twisted.
Fimbriation can occur with any petal formation, but it is most prevalent with Cactus and Semi-Cactus forms. As some petals are split into more than two ends, these dahlias are known as Laciniated in North America.
Jennie, medium semi-cactus
The following list includes the varieties listed by the NDS in 2012.
There are no Giant or Large Fimbriated Dahlias listed.
The following are Medium Fimbriated Dahlias
The following are Small Fimbriated Dahlias
There are no Miniature Fimbriated Dahlias listed
(Lil.) indicates a lilliput dahlia, which is usually less than 15 inches (45cms) in height and with flowers not normally bigger than 2 inch diameter.
(Dw.B.) indicates a dwarf bedding variety which does not normally exceed 24 inches (60cms) in height
C. indicates suitable as a cut flower, ie it has long wiry stems.
E. indictes the variety is suitable for exhibition purposes.
G. indictes suitable for general garden use.
P. indicates the variety is suitable for growing in pots or patio containers.
Dual indictes that the variety is valid for more than one size classification
Some examples of Fimbriated Dahlias
Last updated February 13, 2013
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