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STELLAR 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.

variety

subtype

colour

use

intro

raiser

country

height

Alloway Candy

 

Pk.-W.Bls

E.G.

1988

Stitt

NZ

120

Camano Pet

 

Y.-O.Bls

E.G.

1997

ambrose

USA

 

 

Subtype

(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

Use

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

Camano Pet

 

Irish Pinwheel

Felida Stars and Stripes

 

 

 

   

Last updated November 25, 2017

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