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Melody Dahlia ™ Collection
Variety name Melody Dora
Series / Group Melody Dahlia
Classification Decorative
Height 26 inch (65 cm)
Ø Flowerhead 5.2  inch (13 cm)
Flower Colour Bicolor, yellow in the centre, the tops shiny orange-red
Colour Foliage Darkgreen
Tissueculture
Protected Variety PBR, PP (13,257)
Production Tubers, cuttings
Breeder J van Ruiten, 1996
Use / application Containerplant, Garden and border

Melody Dora is a freely branching plant with nice, vibrant coloured flowers in yellow and red-orange.
In 1998 it was rewarded as the best dahlia at the KAVB Trial garden.
It was send in by J. van Ruiten who named the dahlia after his mother: Moeder Door.
As it fits excellent to the Melody-series we bought the variety in 1999 with the condition that the name would be maintained.
Melody Dora is perfect as a border plant and can very well be grown as a tub plant in somewhat larger containers.

The present varieties of the Melody Dahlia ™ Collection

Variety name

Class Colour Height Flower
Melody Allegro dec salmon-orange 60 cm- 24 inch 12 cm- 4,8 "
Melody Bolero ball

Red

60 cm-24"  10 cm- 4"
Melody Dixie dec Cream-white, vibrant lilac-purple top 55 cm-22" 11 cm- 4,4"
Melody Dora dec Yellow heart with orange red top 60 cm-24" 13 cm -5,2"
Melody Fanfare dec Mauve, bronze foliage 60 cm-24" 14 cm, 5,6 "
Melody Gipsy sc Light Yellow centre, large pink top 60 cm-24" 12 cm- 4,8"
Melody Harmony dec Light lilac , centre creamy, very dark foliage 60 cm-24" 15 cm, 6.0"
Melody Latin dec Bright Yellow 55 cm-22" 10 cm- 4"
Melody Lizza dec Lilac 55 cm- 22 inch 13 cm - 5,2 "
Melody Mambo dec Deep Red 55 cm-22" 11 cm-4,4"
Melody Swing dec Orange, some yellow in the heart  60 cm-24" 12 cm-4,8"

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Bijgewerkt: 9-03-2006