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One of the best reasons to grow Dahlias?  The beautiful bouquets. The blooms are absolutely gorgeous and vary so greatly in size, form, and color.  I have constant fresh flower bouquets all summer long - -  all over the house - - and always have so many flowers left on the plants that I give them away. Have allergies? No worries, so do I.  Dahlias are one of the few flowers I can bring in the house and not be bothered by them.   

The only difficult part of growing Dahlias is keeping the slugs away in my Pacific Northwest garden.  I grew up in the Southeast where the snails are teensie weensy compared to the enormous SLUGS I fight with here.  I use Sluggo relentlessly to control them.  There are other products available that, I've heard, do a much better job of controlling them, however, this is the only product I know of that can safely be used around pets.  If I start baiting early and stay consistent - I can control them with this product.  I also use beer traps - covered of course (I think Pete would probably be a mean drunk).
 
 
 
 

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Yellow Corvette  M-IC-Y   Height: 2.5' - Bloom size: 4".  These funky yellow blooms are cheery additions to your garden and the plant has an abundance of blooms.  It has a stature that is suitable for the front of the border.
 
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Spartacus.  A ID DR Height: 4' - Bloom size: 8".  You just won't believe this multiple award winning Dahlia.  The picture doesn't begin to show it's beauty - it is actually a dark, dark red.  Unbelievable!  This variety doesn't have the abundance of blooms that some others have but the size and beauty of the blooms certainly make up for it. 
 
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Rosemary Webb. BB FD LB Y/PK Height: 4' - Bloom size: 4-6".  Absolutely profuse bloomer.  The blooms are soft and delicate-looking.  They are a soft pink with yellowish centers. This was last season's favorite
 
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Sean C.  Collarette CO-PR (669).  The picture is a little blurry but you can still appreciate it's beauty.  The white collarette really stands out against the darker petals.  This one will produce multiple blooms over the long summer season.
 
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Mystery#1: I mixed up tags and pictures for a few of my Dahlias and this is one of them.  Guess I'll have to wait until they all bloom this summer until I figure it out.  Anyone know???
 
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"Lismore Sunset". Height: 4' - Bloom size: 2". This variety is very floriferous.  Cute little pom-pom blooms that go non-stop.  And what a great color.
 
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Keith H. WL LB Y/R Height: 5' - Bloom size: 5".  Beautiful yellow edged in red.  I plan on having more of these this year - one is not enough!
 
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Kari Quill.  BB C LB L/W  Height 6' Bloom size: 4" Abundant blooms all summer.
 
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Grandma Pink".  Height 2' - Bloom size: 3".  This is the first Dahlia I ever purchased.  I was drawn in by the abundance of blooms that completely covered the plant.  I bought 2 in full bloom.   I put these in a bed beside my front walk so everyone that visits can see them up close.  And then I was hooked.  I didn't save the tag  so I don't know the correct name.  Michael says it looks like "an old-lady flower" (what does he know, anyway?) so I call it "Grandma Pink".
 
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Chrichton Honey.  BA-BR (511) Height: 2.5' - Bloom size: 4".  This one has an excellent form.  The blooms are an apricot-bronze.
 
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Belle of Barmera.  AA-ID-DP Height: 4' - Bloom size: 10" This is my personal favorite.  The blooms are enormous and the color variation in each bloom is incredible (it just cannot be seen in the photo).  Unlike some other large varieties, this one has quite a number of blooms.  You'll always have one (can't fit two) in your flower vase.
 
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Sherbert Dahlia.  Height 1.5' - Bloom size: 3-4".  This one is a real cutie.  The color variation is amazing.  This size is perfect for the front of the border or in pots.  This is not a named variety (was sold with a "mixed" tag) but is still one of my favorites. 
 
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Smokey.  Height 4.5-5' Bloom size: 3".  This variety has an abundance of blooms.  You could have a fresh bouquet of flowers all summer from one plant alone.
 
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Rip City.   BB-ID-DR   Height: 4' - Bloom size: 7".  The blooms are a very dark, dark black-red.  Numerous blooms per plant.  What a great color!

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"Pink Ice".  Somewhere along the way, I lost the actual name of this variety.  I call it "Pink Ice" (my apologies that I can't give credit where due).  This is a shorter variety - about 2'.  The blooms measure about 4" and will cover the plant all summer.  This variety will not need staking at all.
 
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Mystery#2.  Too bad, this was one of my favorites this past summer.  I hope it is not in the bag of the ones that didn't make it through the winter.  Any ideas???
 
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Kenora Frills.  B-LC-DP  Height:3'-Blooms:8".  These blooms are absolutely gorgeous! Large, pink and frilly!  This is a must-have.
 
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K-Andy.  CO DR/dr Height:: 5' - Bloom size: 2-3"  Strong growing collarette.  Striking appearance .  Longs stems make this one great for cutting and the blooms blend well with other flowers.
 
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Hissy Fitz.  BB-LC-Y (382) Height: 4' Blooms:4" This bright yellow will add a pop to your flower vase.  The depth of the flower is the same as the width.  Long-lasting blooms.
 
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DanJo Doc.  Height 4' - Bloom size: 3".  The color is gorgeous and the form is perfect.
 
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Daisy's Child.  MS DB OR/Y. Height:  2.5 - 3' .  This little cutie has multiple blooms and goes non-stop all summer.   Not one of the showiest but worth having in the collection.
 
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Kansas Ruth.  MS W Height: 1-2' - Bloom size: 1.5".  This is a very compact and structured plant covered with tiny white blooms.  You must have white in the garden and in the vase.  I haven't seen another Dahlia plant quite like this one.  It is very upright and tidy - suitable for the front border.
 
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Audrey Grace.  BB FD R Height: 5'  Just like the name sounds - this one is classy.  Numerous, perfectly formed blooms
 
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Burnt Orange.  This is a shorter border variety .  The color is amazing.  It was purchased containing a tag that just said "mixed".
 
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