FORMS

AN      Anemone-flowering

BA       Ball

C          Straight Cactus

CO       Collarette

FD        Formal Decorative

IC         Incurved Cactus

​ID         Informal Decorative

LC        Laciniated

MB      Miniature Ball

MC      Micro

MAN   Micro Anemone

MCO   Micro Collarette

MNO  Micro Novelty Open

MNX   Micro Novelty Double

MO     Micro Orchid

MOT   Micro Orchette

MPE    Micro Peony

MST    Micro Stellar

MWL   Micro Waterlily

MS       Mignon Single

NO      Novelty - Open (Disc)  Center

NX       Novelty - Fully Double

O         Orchid - flowering

OT       Orchette

P          Pompon

PE        Peony - Over 2" in diameter

S          Single

SC        Semi-Cactus

ST        Stellar

WL      Waterlily

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PICTURES OF DIFFERENT FORMS 

Kelsey Sunshine-CO 

​​​​​​​​Dahlias are classified according to the shape and arrangement of their petals. Single Flowering dahlias have no more than a few rows of petals and show a central disc. Double flowering dahlias have multiple rows of petals and display no central disc. Double flowering dahlias include formal and informal decorative, cactus and semi-cactus, ball, miniature ball, waterlily, pompon and laciniated types classified by size.  Single flowering dahlias include single, anemone, collarette, peony, orchid, orchette and mignon single.  The novelty dahlia can be either single or double, depending on the variety.


                             SIZES

AA - (Giant) over 10" in diameter

A - (Large) 8 to 10" in diameter

B - (Medium) 6 to 8" diameter

BB - (Small) 4 to 6" in diameter

M - (Miniature) up to 4" in diameter

MC - (Micro) under 2" in diameter

BA - (Ball) over 3.5" in diameter

MB - (Miniature Ball) 2 to 3.5" in diameter

P - (Pompon) up to 2" in diameter

S - (Single) over 2" in diameter

ST - (Stellar) over 2" in diameter

MST - (Micro Stellar) up to 2" in diameter

WL - (Waterlily) over 2" in diameter

MWL - (Micro Waterlily) up to 2" in diameter

NX - (Novelty Double) over 2" in diameter

MNX - (Micro Novelty Double) up to 2" in diameter

PE - (Peony) over 2" in diameter

MPE - (Micro Peony) up to 2" in diameter

AN - (Anemone) over 2" in diameter

MAN - (Micro Anemone) up to 2" in diameter

NO - (Novelty Open Center) over 2" in diameter

MNO - (Micro Novelty Open Center) up to 2" in diameter

CO - (Collarette) over 2" in diameter

MCO - (Micro Collarette) up to 2" in diameter

O - (Orchid) over 2" in diameter

MO - (Micro Orchid) up to 2" in diameter

OT - (Orchette) over 2" in diameter

MOT - (Micro Orchette) up to 2" in diameter

S - (Single) over 2" in diameter

MS - (mignon single) up to 2" in diameter

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INLAND EMPIRE DAHLIA SOCIETY

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      COLORS

BI - Bicolor

BK - Black

BR - Bronze

DB - Dark Blend

DP - Dark Pink

DR - Dark Red

FL - Flame Blend

L -   Lavender - (LV)

LB - Light Blend

OR - Orange

PK - Pink

PR - Purple

R -   Red

V -   Variegated

W -  White

​Y -   Yellow





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​​Classifications of Dahlias

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