The public LOVES big, humongous, monstrous dahlias. So each year ADS sponsors the Largest Dahlia in the World contest. We hope that each country/regional/local show will include this category in their schedules. (See the contest rules below.)
The 2019 winners are announced!
|1st||Monterey Bay Dahlia, California||Iris Wallace||Maki||14 7/8"|
|2nd||Monterey Bay Dahlia, California||Ken Greenway||AC Jeri||14"|
|3rd||Dahlia Society of California, San Francisco||Iris Wallace||Maki||13 3/8"|
|Honorable Mention||Hamilton and District Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society||John Moonay||Aggie White||12 3/8"|
|Honorable Mention||Heirloom Expo, Santa Rosa California||Chad Baker||Holy Cow||12"|
|Honorable Mention||Dahlia Society of California, San Francisco||Samantha Barclay-Saxon||Penhill Watermelon||11 3/4"|
|Honorable Mention||Nanaimo Gladiolus and Dahlia Society||Cathy Featherby||Show 'n Tell||11"|
- Bloom must be a named cultivar.
- Dahlia does NOT need leaves but must have stem and stand free in a show container.
- Dahlia can have blown center but not necessarily.
- Dahlia may come from an AA or A section which has already been judged or entered directly into the Largest Dahlia Section.
- Measurement is exclusively the largest diameter. Depth has nothing to do with size in this contest. Ideally, two senior judges do the measurement. If pressed, a senior judge and a well accredited judge can judge.
- Dahlia must be measured in competition at a dahlia show sanctioned by that country’s official Dahlia Society i.e., ADS, NDS, NDSNZ, or DSA.
Report the following information to Deborah Dietz:
grower’s name and society
show’s sponsor and location
via email or US Mail.
Get an Entry Form here.
You are not required to use the form if you’d rather just put the information into an email (email@example.com). Second and third runners up are also welcomed to report.
A snapshot of the judges measuring the winner or the grower with the dahlia would be most appreciated but is not mandatory.
Contact Deborah Dietz firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.