THE GROWING WORLD OF DAHLIAS
Stellar dahlias have fully double blooms showing no disc. Ray florets are long and narrow along their length with pointed tips preferred,. They have space between the florets in each of the rows, and have a uniform regular arrangement. All ray florets are partially involute, displaying a “U” shaped cross section for the majority of their length. Florets reflex towards the stem and bloom depth should be more than half the diameter and not greater than the diameter
This example is Alloway Candy
The following list includes the varieties listed by the NDS in 2018.
(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.
Some examples of stellar dahlias
Last updated November 25, 2017
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