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MYRTLE'S FOLLY - Item #454

Myrtle's Folly - Item #454

Item Number:
454
Your Price:
$9.95

Product Description

MYRTLE'S FOLLY - (ALC) Introduced in 1998. Heavily lacinated petals create a very fuzzy looking bloom with unusual coloring of mauve purple blending to orange. Flowers are excellent for exhibition and should be shown in the A size class, but for us it only grows to 8". Good stems for cutting, beautiful in arrangements. Plant height 4'. Should do well in exhibition.
 
 
 This product ships in the Spring.

Product Reviews

(9 Ratings, 5 Reviews) Average Rating:
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Absolute stunner!
Joan Stevens (Los Angeles, CA) 8/24/2017 2:31 PM
I put one of these blossoms into a bouquet and people rave about my flower arranging and gardening skills. These blooms entrance people. They are luxurious and come hither and just gorgeous. The plant is new this year and not very floriferous (so far maybe four blooms) but I'm hoping I'll get more next year - I know these big flowers take more to produce. I think with something as showy and spectacular as this I'm willing to put up with not as many flowers since each one is a marvel. (but I did knock off one star - keep in mind it's my first year growing dinner plate dahlias so maybe they are all like this?)
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Takes your breath away!
marceil kopperud (Springfield, OR) 2/23/2016 12:47 PM
Astonishing combination of colors on a big strong plant...dazzling! Plenty of blooms in it's first year, and you'll want to bring them in as cut flowers because they are just mesmerizingly beautiful!
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5 blooms
Aaron Brown (Bellevue, WA) 2/12/2015 7:22 PM
The look and color is 5 plus stars. It is amazing looking. Lowered to 4 because I only got 5 blooms in the 2014 season. In hopes for more blooms in 2015
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Best Dahlia I have ever seen.
Wendy Burleson (Brighton, MI) 8/21/2014 7:57 PM
First off I'm in zone 5 and I'm the worst gardener on earth. I plant at the wrong time, have clay for soil, forget to water and fertilize and still Swan Island Dahia's always managed to bloom. But THIS one... I kind of forgot about it. The bud was tight and dark magenta (like a small closed fist) so I thought it was going to be a burgundy colored flower. Then I walked around the corner today and was knocked off my feet by the beauty of this flower. I have never seen anything like it. The bloom is yellow on one side and hot pink on the other but the petals twist and where they become thin the colors merge into a peach color. The photo on this site does not do it justice. Seriously - I would have expected to see flowers like this only in heaven. I ran in the house and cut the thing down and it was full of bugs. Black aphids and some other creepy crawlys but did not appear to be bothered. I soaped the existing buds and will check this flower daily to watch its show.
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Small Sensation
kelly stevens (Fostoria, MI) 9/10/2012 5:39 AM
I've had this Dahlia for about 5 yrs. now. It is the most eye catching flower for it's size in my Dahlia bed. Surrounded often by it's bigger brothers & sisters who have incroached on its territory, it bravely peeks out from under its 12 in. family. And you can't miss it. It's glorious, it's beautiful and every Dahlia lover should have at least 1 of these bulbs. They are indisribeable in color. Mauve/orange just doesn't completely describe it. You have to see it to believe it. So if you're thinking about buying one of these, do it. You wont be sorry.