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Dahlias growing 'wild'

Posted by central_cali369 z9b CA (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 27, 08 at 1:16

Here are some pictures of Dahlia "berger's record" from a week before Christmas of last year. I let these dahlias grow au naturale so they sprawled underneath the mandarin tree and looked great growing 'wild' (i.e. unstaked)

Click on the pics to see a larger version. Also, can anyone ID the large white Dahlia?






And after the heavy flowering, i cut it back to just three main stems and it bloomed again!







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RE: Dahlias growing 'wild'

At first I thought it might have been Iceberg, AAID 12"x3' bush. But looking closer, I think its Snowbound, AID 9"x4' bush.

Iceberg has lavender tips, whereas Snowbound is completely white.

Cheers,
Russ

Here is a link that might be useful: Swan Island Dahlias - Snowbound


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RE: Dahlias growing 'wild'

that red one is awesome. ME WANT!


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I want to move to where you live!


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RE: Dahlias growing 'wild'

Thanks sturgeonguy. I think your Id might be correct. I will write that name down and keep it for reference. I like knowing specific names for different cultivars just for reference in the future.

Triple_b, that red one is "Berger's Record". Im sure some nursery carries it. I bought it from a street side vendor in San Francisco's Mission District. He had TONS of different colored Dahlias, cymbidium orchids and palms. I also got this Cymbidium orchid from him for $10.



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