This lovely Dahlia is the only good seedling of about 30 in a 1994 cross of Bitsa, a darkish red Ball and Deep south, a medium purple Ball. It scored 85.5 on ADS Bench in Vancouver and 87.83 in the Victoria Trial Garden and I was told that there were two scores of 90. Introduction by Ferncliff Gardens in 1997 at $12. It was the Best '97 intro at the ADS show (Halifax) and has had many blue and higher awards.
I had some seed left over and ignored it in 1995, but have planted it this year (1996). Those anxious old seeds were the FIRST to jump out of the planting mix!
Update 1996: 12 seedlings grew and produced 3 very good sisters
for Aurora. A mallow purple Ball, An incredibly densely petaled
rich orange, possibly a Min Ball or maybe a min.Dec, and a Ball
in rich yellow with red-orange new petals in the center.
Now named, in order: Hy Mallow (Ball), Hy Suntan (Min Ball),
Hy Maize (Ball). Click on the photos for updated info.
Release in 2000 through Ferncliff Gardens.
Copyright © 1996 Wayne Holland.
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