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Purple Anyone?

Posted by ReddScarlette 3a BC Can (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 8, 05 at 2:19

I'm just wondering. Are there any dahlias that are deep purple in colour? I've been searching, but the colours that come up are lavender to a bright purple. Is there any that are a deep purple? (or do they rank right up there with blue?....meaning no such thing?)

Sincerely Looking

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RE: Purple Anyone?

Rothsay Reveler and Edinburgh are two dark purples (with white edging) that I know. Bet there are plenty more out there. Here'e Edinburgh and I can't find a photo of Rothsay, but I have one.
I think if you search the dahlia list for PR denoting purple vs lavender, you will find more to look at.

Jennifer's Wedding is a dark violet purple:

Willow's Purple Cactus without a name

Camano Thunder is bright purple- wish I had one. Much more purple than this photo.

Impression Fantastico, small collarette in deep purple and white

Here is a link that might be useful: Some dahlia photos listed by size/color

RE: Purple Anyone?

Take a look at Thomas A. Edison. It's a wonderful dark puple.

RE: Purple Anyone?

Oh Wow! Simply gorgeous! Now I just have to go hunting for Canadian dealers that I can get them from! lol

I would like to plant them with my Kelvin next year, so I'm searching ahead of seasons :D

Who'd a thunk Dahlias could be sooo much fun! And all the things you can do with them!

RE: Purple Anyone?

Welcome to dahlia Mania, ReddScarlette!

There goes evey spare cent you have

Happy Gardening, Willow

RE: Purple Anyone?

Here's another new one, a little pompon under 2 inches, more like one- great exclamation point in a bouquet in dark purple:
Wendy's Place

Nikki if you like yellows and purples together- my personal favorite BTW- you should look into Polventon Supreme and Ivory Palaces- just lovely, and don't forget Nettie for that little zing of small yellow

Polventon Supreme:

Ivory Palaces, so fluffy and wonderful

RE: Purple Anyone?

I lied. Oh yes, bold faced lie. The above purple and white was Rothsay Reveler. Edinburgh has more white on tips. Here they are side by side.

RE: Purple Anyone?

Ooohhhh VERY Purdy! I really like that Rothsay Reveler and the Thomas A Edison. I just LOVE them!

Ohhhh a hunting we shall go! For my garden sooo....High hoe the gardner oh a hunting we shall go :D

RE: Purple Anyone?

I found this one in my searches....holey is it every gorgeous!!!
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Now I just have to try and find one! ;)

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