Author: adsadmin

Les Connell passes 7/3/2020



It is with great sadness that we report that another dahlia icon has passed.  Early the morning of 7/3/2020, Les Connell passed away.  Les has been growing, exhibiting and originating dahlias for many years. 

Les is known worldwide for his many contributions to the dahlia world.  He has originated hundreds of new dahlias, since his first introduction, Koinonia … See entire post.

2020 Seedling Bench Procedures


Please visit the Members Info Page for an important message from Roger Walker, ADS Seedling Bench Committee Chair, regarding the 2020 Seedling Bench Procedures. 

 … See entire post.

Rosemary Zatkovich passed away
April 2019

ADS has recently learned that a former ADS General Secretary, Rosemary Zatkovich passed in 2019. She started serving as Assistant Secretary in 1985 and, with great dedication, served as General Secretary until 1996. She was escorted to ADS meetings by her husband John. He was a well-known dahlia man who introduced many popular dahlias with names highlighted by … See entire post.

And the winners are…

The 2019 dahlia season is only a memory.  The photo contest entries are in and the winners are chosen!  Here a message from Debbie Pavich the Photography Chair:

Photographs are visual images that express the author’s imagination, ideas, and technical skills. The camera lens is used to focus wavelengths of light into an image of what the artist’s eye is … See entire post.

Virus Testing for Your Garden 2020

With the cooperation of Professor Pappu at Washington State University (WSU) and the support of the Scheetz-Chuey Foundation, the Clean Dahlia Center at WSU will test our dahlias for virus again this year.  See all the details, procedures and get the necessary forms here.… See entire post.

2019 Stanley Johnson Medal Winner


The American Dahlia Society (ADS) proudly announces the 2019 winner of the prestigious Stanley Johnson Medal – Clearview Edie an A size (large) white semi-cactus variety. This medal is presented annually to the dahlia with the greatest number of higher awards – awards above blue ribbons – accumulated during the previous season of ADS sanctioned shows across the United … See entire post.