dahlia cross bred?

tropical_thought(San Francisco)July 5, 2013

I planted keven floodlight and big pink and this year I have two big pinks, one keven and one big plant that looks like big pink on the outside but is yellow inside, but the flowers are small. If you remember I posted back then, I was too lazy to dig them up and I just left the in the ground over winter to sink or swim.

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CCvacation

Sure sounds like you might have inadvertently started a hybridizing program! Care to share a picture of your seedling?

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 12:43AM
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tropical_thought(San Francisco)

This is how it looks right now. The flowers are small compared to the parents, if this is a cross. I don't know, it must be I don't recall buying another bulb or one like this.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 9:49AM
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unclehead_gw

I'm betting it's a Boogie Woogie dahlia. I've bought many that were labeled one thing and turned out another. Unc

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 9:13PM
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tropical_thought(San Francisco)

Thanks that must be it. Just by random chance it has the same colors as Kevin and big pink which is a purplish pink.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 9:30PM
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unclehead_gw

I meant to ask if those might have come from Michigan Bulb. I know they sell those varieties and I have occasionally received a couple that were mis-labeled. The ones I have bought from there have never failed to bloom beautifully although MB does receive some bad raps. That pic you posted is a beautiful. I always say, I've never seen an ugly dahlia.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 9:41PM
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tropical_thought(San Francisco)

The name boogie sounds familiar. I may have bought it and neglected to write down in my notes. I may have bought it as a tribute to the 70s. It does match the other two so the colors don't clash. I only have a small garden. I can't have too many , but they are increasing in size so I will have to give away some by next year. I don't think the company was at fault, as I have both big pink and floodlight. If the bulb was wrong it was a bonus bulb, not a case of a mistaken order.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 9:40AM
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