THE GROWING WORLD OF DAHLIAS
Star dahlias have blooms with a single outer ring of florets surrounding the disc. Ray florets are uniformly either involute or revolute. (They used to be known as Orchid flowered dahlias)
This example is Midnight Star
The following list includes the varieties listed by the NDS in 2012.
(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 star dahlias
Last updated February 11, 2013
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