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Name your favourite Dahlia?

PageZPageZ Posts: 86
Hi there.
As a dahlia lover, can I be a little nosy to know which one is your favourite?  :)
Here is my Top 1-Christopher Taylor



  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,618
    Bit of a cliche, but for the pure red flowers and dark foliage, so far it’s Bishop of Llandalf.

    Another I was surprisingly pleased with is Noordwijks Glorie - lovely blooms held clear of the foliage and fairly self-supporting for it’s height. I am a fairly new Dahlia growing tho, so lots still to discover...
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,354
    I like all the Honka dahlias ... Dahlia Honka ‘Verrone’s Obsidian’ is particularly striking but I’ve not actually grown it. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • My favourite single is Bishop of Auckland. Karma Choc is another favourite as well as Kilburn Glow. 

    I know that's three but it's it's very hard form to single the best out of the three mentioned.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,242
    It would be like choosing my favourite child, even though I don't have any children :)
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,883
    I give collected a few over the years so lots of favourites, but this year its Crazy Love , just £1.00 from Wilco.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • There is a rarity called War of the Roses which I lust after but have not been able obtain:

  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,797
    Bishop of Auckland here too.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    I like any dahlia that I can get to grow and look like a decent plant, rather than a long, floppy slug-ravaged mess.  Don't like the ones with dark foliage, too gloomy.  I like the cactus and dense pompom flowers in strong colours, they remind me of the wax ones my nan had when I was small.  Before plastic flowers, and more lifelike.  And I like the single yellow ones about a foot tall because they remind me of some my dad grew in front of the house I grew up in.
  • Mine is viking, it flowers for a good few months and is very reliable even with very dry conditions like last summer!!
  • Probably Llandaff.

    I like the Bishop ones and any with darker leaves anyway- when mine finally flowered (later than all the others due to planting late) I couldn't believe just how strong the red was.

    Waltzing Matilda looks fantastic too so I'll have to add that next year.

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