That Gloriosa is so beautiful. Love Rock Run James as well. They're all wonderful!
Thank you Pirl! Nothing happening with your dahlias yet?
Here's another photo. Yeah, yeah! I know it's a hibiscus. But look closely in the upper left corner and there you will find Tahiti Sunrise.
Uh oh! Is your love for dahlias taking second place now?
Carrie - I was going to say maybe you got too much sun, but then all we had for the last 2 months were ALL sun and extreme heat. I think were hotter than you guys down there in FL.
Maybe it's what I feed them with. This product do wonders on my roses and it says good for any flowering plants so I use it for my dahlias as well:
I also do a foliar spraying of Kelp solution from the same company every two weeks or every month. Kelp is not a fertilizer but contains every micro nutrient from A to Z.
I enjoy roses, Tex, I'm just not good at growing them. Only the first flush of blooms is fantastic and then it changes to mediocre, then Japanese beetles, followed closely by black spot.
We could do a three way testing next year, using the same exact plant, with Carrie in "sunny" Florida, you in NJ using food, and me, out here on eastern Long Island, using only Super Phosphate.
This is "supposed" to be Lavender Perfection. I thought it was supposed to be a much taller plant with larger flowers. I've had this one for two years and it's only 12-15 inches high. Again I'm not unhappy but I'm beginning to make more sense of Forrest Gump's analogy about the box of chocolates. lol These mis-labels have come from more than one vendor.
Yay-pretty pretties everyone! How exciting! Beautiful!
psudan-could your Kelvin NOID be Seattle? It has the peach, yellow, white mix that's disctinctive.
daisy-yours could very well be Aloha. I seem to remember a convo around here about how widely varied several peoples Aloha colors were. Scroll up this thread about halfway to see how different Tex's Tahiti Sunrise is-2 totally different looking blooms.
Yay for bloomage!!!! clapping !
The shape is close and the color isn't the same but isn't so far off that it just might be Aloha. Post it again when it has a second bloom.
queequeg, I'm sort of thinking that my dahlia is Seattle. I've looked at several pics and many don't seem to have the peach color but it's still the closest I've seen. I also thought it might be Peaches and Cream, but those have some red blush.
It is definitely a salmon color for me-much more than the photo shows. Theirs is GORGEOUS! I would love to have that orange. I ordered it from Cowlitz and hers was much closer to the color I have. So maybe yours will be true to their photo. Besides-my sun makes everything wacky. I can't wait till yours blooms, then we can compare.
Mine is in a bit of shade (along with sun) so it may be a bit of a wait.
Wonderful. It's amazing the bargains that can be had with dahlias and you do have two lovely ones there.
Thanks much. That's a nice Cactus Dahlia. Very different