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Steve_D
Massapequa Park, NY
(Zone 7a)

November 2, 2009
7:20 PM

Post #7234252

Hi,

I grew some of a new series of dark foliage dahlias this year and I am quite pleased with them. They are low growing about 12-14" (no staking required) and bloomed all season in my borders. I also grew some in a container with other plant material. Picture is of Dracula, they are all named for movies and I have no idea why. Notice the almost black foliage

Steve

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krowten
Greensburg, PA

November 2, 2009
7:35 PM

Post #7234299

Very nice contrast there and unusual as well.
Leeuwtje
Kerkdriel
Netherlands

November 2, 2009
9:20 PM

Post #7234612

Very beautiful! I have one resembling this but it gets much higher.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

November 3, 2009
3:15 AM

Post #7235898

Wonderful dark foliage and great combos, Steve. Any specific dealers?
queequeg_1
Pinellas Park, FL
(Zone 10a)

November 3, 2009
11:28 PM

Post #7238614

Those are awesome! Love how it look with the Dusty Miller!
taj12
Parkersburg, WV

November 4, 2009
8:59 AM

Post #7239793

Steve,
Are these from seed or tubers? and where did you get them from?

taj
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

November 6, 2009
9:37 PM

Post #7248290

The Dark Angel Series I believe was introduced by Verwers. Here they all are. http://www.eurobulb.nl/index.php/shop/224/Summer flowering bulbs/Dahlia/Dark Angel collection.htm
Poochella
Issaquah, WA
(Zone 7a)

November 6, 2009
11:09 PM

Post #7248574

Did you notice the names on the series? All movies. Those are cute: little blooms of 3 cm only! Love the dark foliage too.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

November 7, 2009
12:13 AM

Post #7248770

Aren't they just so cutieputootie? They will be perfect in the border of my raised herb bed.
violist
Calgary
Canada

November 7, 2009
12:19 AM

Post #7248800

Must have!!!!! Where to order?
Leeuwtje
Kerkdriel
Netherlands

November 7, 2009
7:16 AM

Post #7249649

aha. Easy for me. This is where I have ordered my dahlia's before. It's here in the Netherlands.
Steve_D
Massapequa Park, NY
(Zone 7a)

November 16, 2009
6:43 PM

Post #7279545

These will be available in the US. Please check the web site of the Colorado DS and check their big list. It should be updated by the end of the week. These were from cutting plugs and I am now digging them --they gave lots of nice tubers. This series was originated by Aad Verwer and his brother Kees.

Steve
Steve_D
Massapequa Park, NY
(Zone 7a)

November 20, 2009
2:44 PM

Post #7292543

Well the BIG LIST Has been updated. Go to http://www.dahlias.net click on varieties and you will find a list of over 2700 dahlia varieties and where you can get them. This site is managed by the Colorado Dahlia Society at N/C and as a service to the dahlia loving public. Take a look also great cultural info all this at N/C

Steve
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

November 20, 2009
3:35 PM

Post #7292676

I LUV the big list. Thanks Steve.
Grow_Jo
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

November 21, 2009
8:48 PM

Post #7297045

Oh yeah, looooove the dark foliage. Need some.

Joanne
docgipe
NORTH CENTRAL, PA
(Zone 5a)

November 24, 2009
4:18 PM

Post #7305867

New to minature dahlias. Brief search indicates they are generally one foot to two feet tall and will produce one to four tubers in containers. All tuber listings I saw were classed small. No one defines "small" or suggested pot size and number of tubers in the pot size suggested.

I would like to see someone's experience words something like this:
(size plant) two to four small finger size new tubers, one plant in 12" pot. Good supplier to the Northeast is __________. The listings I saw were mostly West Coast growers.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

November 24, 2009
9:44 PM

Post #7306738

docgipe border/patio/bedding dahlias range from 6 to 22 inches tall. Most of the shorter ones (under 10 inches) are mignons. Their tubers are the same size as tubers that make standard height dahlias ie all sizes. I do cheat on the spacing a bit but they still need at least 1 feet spacing between tubers to really thrive and some need at least 1 1/2 depending on the variety I find. One plant per 16 pot would be the smallest I would go if I wasn't familar with the variety. SteveD will know good NE suppliers I'm sure :-) Hope this helps.
docgipe
NORTH CENTRAL, PA
(Zone 5a)

November 25, 2009
12:58 AM

Post #7307299

Thank you very much. I will indeed be changing my grow using your advise. I think my largest tuber might have been thumb size with three trying to grow tubers in a twelve inch pot. That is what the local green houses have seriously deadheaded to force branching. As you might surmise the three root balls had a bunch of stunted tubers all balled up trying to make tubers. The three plants never exceeded a foot and a half if that. They bloomed profusely for about a month and a half. I was not even sure that they were dahlias until I depotted the tangled up mess. I am attempting to save tubbers in vented baggies with shreaded paper and Pro Mix at about 45 -50 degrees and dark.

I shall indeed go with one tuber in a sixteen or eighteen inch pot pinching to force branching. I see the growers that I have found to this date being North Western suppliers selling at $4.00 - $6.00 for a single named tuber plus shipping. Have not seen a Northeastern grower yet. I will stay away from the greenhouse three in one pot in the future.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

November 26, 2009
4:21 AM

Post #7310708

Sadly as you say docgipe often border dahlias are only available at bulk suppliers and often a tangle. I divide them and pot them up and give some to Grow_Jo. I grow mine in beds but she does containers so we get a good idea about whether they are keepers or not. Your storage method sounds great. Dark and 45-50F is perfect. You might want to check them for moisture. We are very dry here and sometimes they start to shrivel. If so mist them. I'm sure SteveD will chime in. If not I will Dmail you about some buds from the NE forum who are growing dahlias who may be able to recommend suppliers.
docgipe
NORTH CENTRAL, PA
(Zone 5a)

November 26, 2009
1:27 PM

Post #7311251

You have been super with good response I understand. There is only one open misunderstanding at this end of the conversation. You reported that all tubers are the same size. That leads me to another testy little question. Are my thumb size tubers of adequate size in your opinion to throw out new plants that will do well next spring? That assumes I hold them over winter in good condition.

I would rather by new stock if there is question concerning relative size of my savers. My health issues do not leave me with time to do excessive baby sitting or to raise up half decent plants.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

November 26, 2009
2:44 PM

Post #7311404

Doc - until Poochella returns I can tell you that, from my own experience, the small tubers will produce wonderful plants. In this case "size does not matter" as it would with some other plants.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

November 26, 2009
7:43 PM

Post #7311943

Ditto to Pirl. The rule of "thumb" I use is anything "thicker than a pencil".
docgipe
NORTH CENTRAL, PA
(Zone 5a)

November 26, 2009
11:04 PM

Post #7312190

Thanks again...Hope you all had a good Turkey Day. This is what I walked my fifteen year old grandson geek through today...from the camera to the computer files. Presenting his first as a little present for your help.

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dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

November 27, 2009
7:33 PM

Post #7314172

Very prettiful!
Steve_D
Massapequa Park, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 24, 2009
9:42 PM

Post #7396524

Hi
As sort of a Christmas present to all here are more pictures of Dark Angels! Enjoy!

First Star Wars

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Steve_D
Massapequa Park, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 24, 2009
9:43 PM

Post #7396526

Next Taxi Driver

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Steve_D
Massapequa Park, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 24, 2009
11:00 PM

Post #7396658

Here is Pretty Women a lavender

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Steve_D
Massapequa Park, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 24, 2009
11:01 PM

Post #7396661

and finally Pulp Fiction a orange/red

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dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

December 25, 2009
5:07 AM

Post #7397174

Beautious! Thanks Steve.
Tex68
Long Branch, NJ
(Zone 7a)

January 10, 2010
8:38 PM

Post #7449300

They are called "Dark Angels". I just ordered these movie-series dahlias (mailed the form) from this company:

http://www.containerdahlias.com/plants_2010.html

$5.75 for a rooted cutting. Buy more - save more.
They specialize in container grown dahlias and the company is based in NY. Never dealt/heard from them before so hoping it will be a pleasant experience.

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