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RYAN C - Item #023

Ryan C - Item #023

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Product Description

RYAN C (BFD) Introduced in 1991. 7" of velvety purple with white tips are very showy. As is true with some bi-colors, this variety bounces back and forth from bi-color to solid. Healthy, heavy lush green foliage on a 4 1/2' bush. Recommended as a cut flower.

 **This product ships in the spring.

Product Reviews

(5 Ratings, 4 Reviews) Average Rating:
Not very disease resistant
Teresa Garrett (Pasco, WA) 8/31/2019 6:48 AM
Compared to all my other dahlia's this one is not near as disease resistant. It blooms great and has lots of tubers and I have planted it for 4 years now, but not sure I will plant as many just because of the problem with disease. It not respond well to cooper or Bayer 3 in 1. Beautiful but disappointing.
maggie mackintosh (Provo, UT) 4/2/2017 7:26 PM
This one was truly lovely but the stems were way too weak. I will not be planting this one again.
Dahlia Lover (Myrtle Creek, OR) 12/2/2012 12:24 AM
This is a gorgeous dahlia. Although it bloomed late, in September, it didn't quit blooming until I had to cut it back the second week in November. Glorious velvety purple flowers with varying white highlights. I just wish it hadn't waited so long to start the show!
Ryan C.
Alexandra Kermode (Chagrin Falls, OH) 11/7/2012 7:44 AM
I hate to tell anyone about this plant. Beautiful, rich and royal purple. My flowers really did not develop white tips, however. There were perhaps a couple flowers who tried.I love this one.