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New Intros for 2022

Beautiful new dahlias are coming to your garden! The 2022 new introductions are announced. 

See them as a pdf here.

View as a video here.

Members may download the video here.  Use your member password.

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2021 Hart, Dudley, and Gullikson Awards Announced

In spite of the challenges of another COVID year, the results are in, the envelope is opened and the Hart, Dudley, and Gullikson Awards are announced.  Thanks to Seedling Bench Chairman Roger Walker and Trial Garden Chairman Marilyn Walton and their teams for continuing this tradition in hard times.

See the awards information here.… See entire post.

2022 National Show

Each year the American Dahlia Society (ADS) has a national show somewhere in north America hosted by a local society.  National shows are many years in the planning stage.  The folks at the National Capital Dahlia Society have been hard at work planning the 2022 show.  The ADS now proudly announces the 2022 show.  Check here for details.  And check … See entire post.

2021 Hart, Dudley, and Gullikson Awards


The Derrill W. Hart medal

Awarded to the cultivar that has the highest average trial garden score in the accredited trial gardens located across the United States and Canada during the previous year as an AA/A; B; BB; M; Ball/Miniature Ball/Pompon; ST/NX; and Waterlily. The highest three scores shall be used to determine such highest average. In case of … See entire post.

Dahlias are in the news

More specifically Mark and Laura Oldenkamp,  and Joanie Chapel, were highlighted in their local media for their successes at the National Show in Wooster, OH.

Check out these articles and others from the Dahlia in the News page.… See entire post.

Don McAllister passes 7/31/2021

The Colorado Dahlia Society announced the loss of Don A. McAllister on July 31, 2021 at the age of 82. He passed away after an eight-year battle with Alzheimer’s.

Don was born November 6, 1938, in Carlisle, MA, where he spent his early years and middle childhood.  His family relocated to Troy, OH, for his adolescence years.  He loved to … See entire post.