New for 2020.
A classy evenly coloured soft pink with true Small Ball formation. The consistent blooms dress right back to the well-proportioned strong stems and can be easily matched having good, well-formed centres with even development. Allowing 8 flowering stems per plant and stripping down the side buds by 3 pairs gave good sized blooms without looking as if they had been pushed too much. Blooms are held at good angles with all the above making this a variety that I am sure will do well on the show bench. Plants were producing quality blooms throughout the flowering season, even outside, in the North East. The strong growing plants reach a height of approx. 1.2-1.4m. Stopping the plants (removing the growing tip) on June 21st resulted in plants flowering from mid-August onwards.
The Royalty payments for this variety, raised by Gordon Hodgson, will be going to The Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND Association) at the request of Gordon and his brother Harold.
|Classification:||Unclassified Small Ball Dahlia|
|Flower Colour:||Soft pink|
|Suitable for:||Exhibition, Garden and Cut flower|
|Flower size:||100-170 mm|
|Stopping:||Stop at 4 pairs end of June and aim to grow 8 up|
|Disbudding:||Disbud lightly to 3 pairs for exhibition, or 1 pair for garden and cutting|
|Plant Spacing:||50-60cm square for both exhibition and garden|
|Raiser:||Gordon Hodgson, UK|