Ryn Fou or Myrtle's Folly, anyone?

mytime(3/4 Alaska)June 10, 2013

No matter how hard I work at it, I always end up forgetting to label a few tubers. This year I have 3 tubers that are either Ryn Fou or Myrtle's Folly. Does anyone grow both of those? I was wondering if the foliage on those 2 differed greatly enough that one could identify it given only those 2 choices. For instance, out of the more than 20 varieties of dahlia I grow, I can easily pick out which is Rock Star...none of my other dahlias have that foliage.
I know it will be obvious once they bloom, but due to the late start here, they might not bloom this year.

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CCvacation

Yup, labeling mishaps are frustrating, especially when there was an extra effort to not mess up!

Here's Ryn Fou. Notice the thickness of the stalk.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 8:35AM
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CCvacation

Here's Myrtles Folly. Notice the slender burgundy stalks, and slightly edgier scalloped leaves.

Hope this helps!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 8:37AM
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CCvacation

Another Pict of Myrtles Folly

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 9:44AM
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mytime(3/4 Alaska)

CCvacation, thanks so much for your detailed response, with photos even! Based on that, I'm going for Ryn Fou...we'll see. Thanks again!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 3:04PM
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CCvacation

My pleasure... Any excuse to head back out and check up on the plants! I swear they grow while I watch them!

Cheers,
CC

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 4:25PM
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Noni Morrison

Oh yes, I was going to work on that data base of photos of leaves for each variety wasn't I...in my spare time! I remember Rock Star. Mine was virused and is disposed of but I remember that unique foliage. I nicknamed it "Ferny" last year until it bloomed and I could get its ID back.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 10:38AM
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mytime(3/4 Alaska)

Lizalily, Rock Star is normally a very prolific tuber producer for me...last year I gave away quite a few, and this year I have 7 plants even though most of my tubers rotted from tooo much rain last summer...they didn't dry properly before I had to store them. I'd be happy to send you a couple (assuming we actually get decent dahlia weather this year!)

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 11:26AM
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Noni Morrison

Yes, I thought this one was cute and visitors always noticed it in the garden but the leaves had horrid yellow speckles on them all season. I would like a couple of clean tubers!

Still out trying to find spots in the Red and White Rose garden for dahlia plants today! I have lovely plants of Barberpole and Comet waiting to go in, as well as a Kori Kobi and some others I dug up to divide.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2013 at 4:35PM
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mytime(3/4 Alaska)

I'm still trying to find spots for dahlias, too. I'm almost finished. Hissy Fitz is a problem for me...that color yellow is difficult for me to place. This year I'll try it amidst some hot colors and see if that works. Lizalily, email your address to me at vvinetteathotmaildotcom

    Bookmark   June 13, 2013 at 5:02PM
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