Dahlia show report: in search of the color purple

Susan Hayek susanann@sbcglobal.net
Sat, 25 Sep 2004 15:06:36 PDT
>Our local Dahlia club has published its own color charts to help classify
>the flowers. A member showed me these charts, and curiously there were
>pages devoted to the color I used to call purple. When I pointed to those
>colors, the dahlia person assured me that there were no dahlias in that
>color range.
>They do use the term purple, and when I asked the dahlia person to show me
>a dahlia in that category, a dusky red one was pointed out. Oh, well...
>Another member mentioned Dahlia 'Purple Joy' and said it was a very
>distinctive lavender which really stood out in a planting of dahlias.

I went outside and looked at Thomas Edison and it IS wine colored or 
magenta (I have NO color charts) more than it is 'purple'.


susan, who is.....
owned by Jasper & Schubert the Standard Poodles, Gracie the 
Rhodesian, Pup-Quiz the Basenji and their Basenji brother, Jones.... 
on the North Coast of CA, USA
susanann@sbcglobal.net, copyright 2004

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