Dahlia colours - Yellow
A comparison of yellow toned dahlias
Are you a yellow lover? I have found yellow tones to be quite polarising since growing cut flowers. Some people LOVE their bright, cheery faces and others specifically ask for no yellow. Whenever I have made up bunches to sell at our local Ballarat Begonia Festival I love to include yellow in them as it really brings the bunch alive and I feel it draws people’s attention. I find that mixed, bright colours sell the best for me at markets like that. During the first lockdown period of 2020 due to COVID-19 I found that bright bunches with yellow were amongst the most requested.
You can find tubers for most of these varieties available in my online store (dahlia tubers are usually available from July-November). Some of the varieties listed here are not available in the online store, this could be because I don’t have many plants of that variety and am still propagating it or because it is a seedling that I am still trialling before release to the public. As a commercial cut flower farm we also discontinue varieties at times so they may only be available for one season in the online shop. I’ve listed the varieties below in alphabetical order.
Decorative. Yellow towards the center with apricot towards the edges. Reliable, productive. Good cut flower. I harvest from this one often and it is a current staple on the farm. The colour does vary quite a bit throughout the season and I find they are more yellow towards the end of the season. When they are at their peak they are more the colour shown in the photo here.
A beautiful pastel toned bloom in lemon and apricot with hints of pale pink. I was so excited about this one because of it’s lovely colouring but I have had to pull and discard all stock due to it showing signs of virus.
A lovely yellow dahlia, productive and good for picking. Unfortunately I had to pull and discard all stock due to it showing signs of virus. No individual photo pictured here.
Informal decorative. A golden yellow with unusual fringed petals. It’s fluffy appearance reminds me of a dandelion. Straight stems. Productive. An unusual bloom which I expect would do quite well at a market due to its appearance and eye catching colour. Good cut flower. Petal tips can be damaged/browned by the wind. Released 2020
Florelie Fruit Tingle (previously seedling 2.90)
Decorative form. A warm toned bloom in shades of gold, coral and peach. Flowers are highly variable in colour. Some blooms are entirely gold while others display the eye catching combination of colours. Released 2020. Both blooms in the top right are Florelie Fruit Tingle showing some of its colour variation.
A tiny bright yellow flower. Flowers are held atop long slender stems. Flower form is consistent and they hold their center very well. Not classed as a pompon due to the shape of the petals although it is the same size. Great cut flower and it looks really cute in bunches. Released 2020
Miniature decorative. Dusty lemon with blush overtones. Early flowering and productive throughout the season. Some flowers are more lemon and others are more blush. Mass of flowers. Released 2020. 2 of the blooms in the flat lay image are of Florelie Toffee. The one below the text showing the more blush colouring and the one above the text showing more lemon.
Classified as a small decorative even though it is the largest bloom in this comparison. Very pale creamy lemon with darker lemon tips on each petal. Blooms start off the season more lemon and pale to cream over the course of the season. Released 2020
Below is an annotated copy of the photo from the top with the flower heads laid out to see the variance in colour, shape and size
So what do you think? Are you growing yellow flowers? will you be adding them to your collection?
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