Dahlia Trebbiano: 'Nearly Black'

butterflylion(7bGA)March 21, 2012

Does anyoe grow "Trebbiano?" How do you like it? How different is it? Also, I'm wondering if it's as dark when grown in the South?

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"Black" dahlias need sun to set the dark pigment. They should do very well in the South. The blackest dahlias I have seen are Ebony Star and Verrone's Obsidian both as black as a black pot. A picture taken with flower in front of black pot showed little difference. One problem is that both of these dahlias have open centers. In fully double dahlias the blackest I ever saw was a miniature ball called "Pot Black". Fidalgo Blacky was nearly as dark. In larger flowers, the blacks are not nearly as black. I like to think that two of our introductions Hollyhill Black Widow and Hollyhill Black Beauty are about as black as any larger flower.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 12:29AM
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