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Misfit Dahlias



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MB-BR 6111

Form: Miniature Ball

Size: 2"-3.5"

Color: Bronze

Hybridizer: D & L Smith 

Introduction Year: 2004*

June 5, 2023 Misfit Monday post: Happy Misfit Monday! Today's feature is VALLEY RUST BUCKET! This is my 1st year growing this variety and I am absolutely in love with the bright color. I was kind of expecting it to be rustier but I am not disappointed. The front of the petals are a vibrant orange and the back of the petals are a darker red orange, like rust! Which gives the overall bloom a gorgeous outline effect. VALLEY RUST BUCKET is classified as a Bronze Miniball (MB-BR) and was introduced in 2004 or possibly earlier by David and Leone Smith. These hybridizers are also the creators of VALLEY PORCUPINE and VALLEY TAWNY but not all dahlias with the valley prifix are theirs. According to the ADS classification guide there are 8 other "valley" dahlias created by another hybridizer (Peterson) or maybe it's David and Leone's alliance? Would love to know more about that if anyone out there knows?? David and Leone are also the creators of the CHIMACUM line of dahlias. Welp time to climb back out of the rabbit hole and start the week

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