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Group 1--Single-flowered Dahlias
Group 2--Anemone-flowered Dahlias
Group 3--Collerette Dahlias
Group 4 – Waterlily Dahlias
Group 5-- Formal Decorative Dahlias
Group 6--Ball Dahlias
Group 7--Pompon Dahlias
Group 8--Cactus Dahlias
Group 9--Semi-Cactus Dahlias
Group 10 - Miscellaneous Dahlias
Group 11- Fimbriated Dahlias
Group 12 – Star Dahlias
Group 13 – Double Orchid Dahlias
Group 14 - Paeony Dahlias
Species

Ball

 Miniature Ball
 Small Ball
Cactus

 Fimbriated Cactus (Small)
 Fimbriated cactus (Medium)
 Medium Cactus
 Miniature Cactus
 Semi Cactus
 Large Semi Cactus
 Giant Semi Cactus
 Medium Semi Cactus
 Small Cactus and Semi Cactus
 Miniature Semi Catus
Dwarf Dahlias

Dark Foliaged
Anenome Flowered
Collarette
Orchid Flowered
Decorative

 Large Decorative
 Miniature Decorative
 Medium Decorative
 Small Decorative
 Giant Decorative
Paeony
Pom Pon

 Pom Pon Small
 Large Pompon
Single
Waterlilly


COLOUR CLASSIFICATION

For the purpose of Colour Classification, all colours, shades, tints hues and combinations thereof found in the cultivated forms of the dahlia have been grouped in the following twelve divisions.

The predominant colour or colours determine colour Classification which appear on the face of the ray florets and in such classification the colour of the reverse of the ray florets is not generally taken into consideration. An exception is made in the case of certain orchid-flowered, pompon or ball dahlias. Cultivars classified in colour must not be exhibited in any other colour class other than that indicated in the alphabetical list of cultivars. Cultivars not included in this list may be shown in groups appropriate to their colour.

In the case of blended, bi-colours or variegated cultivars the first colour indicated is the dominant colour, and such cultivars may be exhibited in  classes for blooms of their dominant colour except where separate classes for blended and/or bicoloured and/or variegated cultivars are included in the show schedule.

COLOUR DIVISION OF DAHLIAS

The numbers in parentheses refer to comparative colour numbers as listed in the Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart.

WHITE.----(155, 157, 158, 159.)

YELLOW. ----(2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.)

ORANGE.----(21, 23, 24, 25, 28.)

BRONZE. ----(20, 22, 26, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174.)

FLAME.----(30, 31, 32, 33.)

RED or DARK RED.----(34, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 50, 52, 53, 183, 184, 185.)

PINK.----- (27, 29, 36, 37, 38, 49, 51, 54, 55, 56, 62.)

LILAC, LAVENDER or MAUVE.----(65, 68, 69, 73, 75, 76, 85, 91, 92.)

PURPLE, WINES or VIOLETS.----(57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 64, 66, 67, 70, 71, 72, 74, 77, 78, 79 ,80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 86, 87, 88.)

BLENDS.---- Cultivars in which two or more colours are intermingled and gradually merge into each other and are not provided for above.

BICOLOURED and VARIEGATED.---- Cultivars, in which the ground colour is tipped, striped or splashed with another colour.


 
 
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