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jacaranda

Our creative adventure began in 1999, a new house and a bare plot. We were part of the NGS family for 10 years. Now we’re sitting back and relaxing!

Dahlia 'Black Touch'

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2021
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jacaranda

It’s not a good idea to try to stake dahlias once they’re in flower! I was really careful but despite my best efforts two stems broke off. At least I can enjoy this lovely flower indoors now but I doubt if the buds on the other stem will open 😢 #dahlia #dahlia-blacktouch #jacarandacuttinggarden 💚

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charlotte

It's a lovely colour. Stupid question alert - do dahlias smell ?

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sharonhayden

🤞🏻

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jacaranda

Not stupid at all, Charlotte, as they certainly look as though they should be fragrant but they aren’t 😢 I’m sure that somewhere down the line a breeder will find a way to produce a scented one, though!!! @charlotte 😘

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gwenniemom

@jacaranda thank you Barbara, we have, weather has been good to. Hope you and your family are well. 🙏❤️

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2020
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jacaranda

Now this is strange!! My two ‘Black Touch’ #dahlias overwintered from last year have produced two very different flowers this year. Any suggestions as to why? Last year’s photos show the same shape flower as this year’s, bottom right, but I can’t find any photos of a flower that looks like the one top right. #dahlia-blacktouch #jacarandacuttinggarden #mygardentoday #itsamystery

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jacaranda

I’ve looked through the GTAGS library of dahlia photos and two have caught my eye as looking similar to mine. Jackie @jmlincoln and Emilia @emilamag are yours ‘Black Touch’ and do they look like mine? Thanks in advance 👍👍

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jmlincoln

Hi @jacaranda This is my first year with my black touch and it matches your bottom two photos but I have yet to have a 'cactus' like bloom that you have. Interesting that it would do that 🤔 Have you found any answers yet?

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jacaranda

Sadly no, Jackie. It remains a mystery!!! @jmlincoln 😢

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EmilaMag

Hi @jacaranda, unfortunately I bought my dahlia 3 years ago and I don’t know its variety. It looks similar in colour to yours but mine has round shaped petals and it never changed it. I don’t know why your dahlia would change shape of flowers.

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jacaranda

Thanks for your reply, Emilia. I’ll do some more research and see what I can find although I’m beginning to think that my labels got mixed up! It’s very strange 😳 @EmilaMag

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jacaranda

She got a soaking overnight but I think she’s dried out now! The first flower on this one and I can see her from my kitchen window so it’s a double delight 😍 #dahlia #dahlia-blacktouch #jacarandacuttinggarden #firstflower #darkred #mygardentoday

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petal1

Beautiful 🌺

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solly1961

Wow, beauty bloom ❤

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful 💗💦💗

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lilybee

Oh that's beautiful 😍

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midnightgardener

Wow! Beautiful ♥️♥️

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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jacaranda

In real life it’s much darker than shown here, a deep ruby red, but it’s still gorgeous 😍 #dahliaday #jacarandacuttinggarden #jacarandaraisedbed #mygardentoday 03/08/2019

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