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29/09/2013 at 21:37

I fell in love with this dahlia today at East Ruston - does anyone recognise it please?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/31839.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/31840.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 Isnt it absolutely gorgeous?

29/09/2013 at 22:18

Twinings after eight. maybe.

29/09/2013 at 22:25

Hmm, similar but the petals of the unknown are slimmer, and a lot of them have a sort of a twist, as if it were a Catherine Wheel - incredibly elegant about dark foliage.

29/09/2013 at 22:41

No, not twynings.

Dove, contact the national collection at Penzance with a photo. ,

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30/09/2013 at 01:29

Star Child, perhaps. Has the same darker centre.

North Star is also similar, but the centre is lighter.

30/09/2013 at 06:50

I think you're right Rusflorum  It looks most like Star Child - I've googled and it looks more like it in some photos than others, but that's the way of photos of course.  All of them have the slim slightly twisted petals and dark stems - on all the sites I've found it's described as great for cutting, and it was planted in the Cutting Garden at East Ruston - I think it's wonderful and I have to have one 

Thank you all 

30/09/2013 at 09:54

For dahlia lovers searching for something special, here a great site

http://www.national-dahlia-collection.co.uk/en/dahlias-search?limit=45&p=30

 

30/09/2013 at 10:55

30/09/2013 at 11:53

Hey Dove.

Ive ordered star child from national dahlia collection .....not far from me.  They will be rooted cuttings in March/April.  I ordered 2 so if you would like one of those I can send it to you.  They are expected to flower next summer

No probs if you don't want it.  ......like you, I was tempted by it too. 

30/09/2013 at 12:50

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/31859.jpg?width=236&height=236&mode=max

 Thank you so much Verdun - what a star you are!!!

I shall keep it on the kitchen windowsill until the frosts are over and it will go in the new front border that I'm going to get ready this winter . 

I shall have to make you lots and lots of cakes 

30/09/2013 at 15:57

Ha ha.  So I will get it in March or April and then post it to you.  Will pm you at the time Dove.  

 

30/09/2013 at 16:08

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