When the blooms on most perennials are over or winding down for the season, the Dahlias are just beginning to come into their full glory. Visitors wait for the colourful display of blossoms in many shapes and sizes and they are never disappointed.  

We have grown and tested many outstanding varieties over the years and we do our best to keep them all in order. An occasional plant will lose its name but shows such merit that we keep it in the collection. One such plant is the 'Yellow unknown' at the bottom of our list. At first glance it may not appear to be as showy as other varieties but with blossoms up to 6" across...it is a 'keeper'.  

Please view our list of Dahlias we have grown at the Park along with the beautiful photos supplied by volunteers.

 ColourTypeHeightFlowerHybridizerYear 
Alauna Clair-ObscurePurple / White Lacinated3.5'6 - 8"Roert, M.2001
Alberta SunsetRed / orange bicolourStellar5'4 - 6"
Alpen CherubWhiteCollarette3.5'2 - 4"McClaren1987
Alpen DiamondLavender blendCollarette2.5'2 - 3.5"McClaren, W.2004
Audrey GraceRed Formal Decorative4.5'4 - 6"Brown1995
Babylon BronzeSalmon orangeInformal Decorative3.5'8 - 10"van Few1995
Bella SLavenderInformal Decorative10" +
Bishop of OxfordDark red / orangePeony flowering2 - 4"
BitsaDark RedMiniature Ball2 - 3.5"
Blue BellPurpleInformal Decorative4'8 - 10"van Dongen1990
BodaciousOrange red / yellow tipsInformal Decorative4.5'11"Swan Island2002
Bristol StripePurple / White VariegatedInformal Decorative4'8 - 10"Dearborn, D.1978
C G CoralBright Coral PinkCactus4'4 - 6"Corralitos2001
Cafe au LaitLight Tan PinkInformal Decorative4'8 - 10"Bruidegom1967
Canby CentennialDark PinkFormal Decorative3.5'6 - 8"Swan Island1994
Carl ChilsonWhiteInformal Decorative5'4 - 6"
City of AlkmaarSalmon orangeCactus3.5'4 - 6"Hammett2002
CornellDark redBall4'2 - 4"Geerlings1992
DahliettaAssorted ColoursVarious8 - 10"2 - 4"
Dragon's BreathRed / whiteDecorative4'4 - 6"
DuetRed / white tipsDecorative5'6 - 8"Scott1955
Ellen HustonOrange redFormal Decorative3.5'4 - 6"Huston, E. (Canada)1977
EmbraceLight BronzeSemi Cactus4'Griffon1999
Ferncliff IllusionLilac / white blendInformal Decorative5'8 - 10"Jack, D.1994
Fidalgo JuliePeach / Red BicolourStellar5'4 - 6"Mattheis, R.
Fire and IceWhite / red stripesPeony flowering2'2 - 4"Jaar2005
FleuralWhiteDecorative3'8 - 10"1997
Gerry ScottDark RedCactus3.5'4 - 6"
GloriosaYellow / red splashesFormal Decorative3.5'6 - 8"
Glenbank TwinkleLavender / White BlendCactus3'4"1979
Glory of NordwijkOrangeInformal Decorative3.5'4 - 6"van der Berg1969
Golden SceptreGolden YellowFormal Decorative3'2.5"Vianen1926
HonkaYellowOrchid Flowering3.5'2 - 4"Kieffer, A.1990
Honka PinkPink / white & yellow at centreOrchid Flowering2.5'2 - 4"RuRo-Plant2008
Hy WinefrostPurpleCollaretteHolland
Hy ZizzleDark Pink BlendNovelty OpenHolland2004
IslanderDark salmon pinkInformal Decorative3.5'8 - 10"Wickey1983
Jessie GDark PurpleBall5'4 - 6"Connell, L.1994
KaleidoscopePink / cream baseLacinated4'8 - 10"
Karma Bon BiniYellow / red tipsCactus3'4 - 6"2000
Karma ChocDark redDecorative3.5'4 - 6"Verver2005
Kelvin FloodlightYellowDecorative3.5'8"McDougall1959
LabyrinthPeach / Pink / GoldInformal Decorative3'7"
Lady DarleneYellow / Red EdgesDecorative4'6 - 8"Grimm1984
Manhattan IslandRed / yellow baseDecorative3'6 - 8"Schie, P.2010
Marisal AmorosaPink / white baseWaterlily
Melody AllegroSalmon pinkFormal Decorative2'4 - 6"Verwer2002
Mingus RandyWhite / lilac tipsSemi Cactus4'6 - 8"Mingus, P.2004
Mingus ToniPink / red - random patternDecorative5'4 - 6"Mingus, P.1996
Mom's SpecialLilac / pink - random stripesInformal Decorative3.5'8 - 10"Connell, L.1989
My Little SunshineYellowSemi Cactus4 - 6"
My LoveWhiteSemi Cactus3.5'4 - 6"Veelen, H.1969
Myrtle's FollyRed / pink / yellow blendLacinated4'6 - 8"Bloomfield1998
Nick Sr.Red / yellow reverseInformal Decorative4'8 - 10"Gitts, N.2009
Night ButterflyDark red / white collarCollarette3'2 - 4"Geerlings2006
Norman LockwoodLilac Pompon2"
OrfeoDark purpleCactus4"6 - 8"Bruidegom1950
Painted MadamYellow / random red stripesDecorative3.5'6 - 8"RuRo-Plant2008
PeterPink Miniature Ball4'2.5 - 4"Martin1967
PoohOrange / yellow bicolour & yellowCollarette4'2 - 4"Swan Island1998
Purple TaiheijoPurpleInformal Decorative4'8 - 10"
RamzesPinkCactus4'6 - 8"
Rebecca's WorldDark red & white - random mixDecorative4'4 - 6"Bal, A.2001
Santa ClausSalmon orangeBall4'2 - 4"Littlejohn1987
Sean CWine purple / white petaloidesCollarette2 - 4"Fanning1997
Show 'n' TellOrange / yellow Semi Cactus4'8 - 10"Almand, J.1985
SingerRedDecorative2 - 4"Verwer1998
Summer NightDark redSemi Cactus4'5"
Sunny BoyYellow / red tipsMiniature Ball4'2 - 3.5"Schweiters1987
Tahiti SunriseYellow / rose tipsSemi Cactus4'4 - 6"Cox1975
TartanRed / white bicolourInformal Decorative4.5'6 - 8"Frost1950
Thomas A EdisonPurpleInformal Decorative4'6 - 8"Maytrott1929
Twyning's SmartiePurple / white - random patternSingle3.5'2 - 4"Twyning2004
VancouverPurple / cream edgeInformal Decorative2.5'6 - 8"Wijk1999
VulcanFlame Blend - Red & YellowSemi Cactus4.25'6 - 8"Pfitzer, K.1974
Vulcan StripedYellow / random red stripesCactus
Wanda's CapellaYellowInformal Decorative5'10" +Wright1986
Wine Eyed JillCream / purple edgeDecorative5'4 - 6"Jaar1985
Woodlands DufusPurple
Yellow - unknownLight yellow / white streaksSingle3'4 - 6"